Support staff

ATL represents nearly 20,000 support staff members across the UK in the maintained, academy, free school, independent, further education, sixth form and university sectors, and this figure is growing all the time.

As a modern trade union, ATL believes in the ethos of the school and college community and that the contribution of all staff is equally important. Consequently, ATL welcomes into membership all professionals working in the education sector: teachers, teaching assistants, examination officers, technicians, librarians, lecturers, managers, administrators and ancillary staff.

Join today and save 50 per cent off your first year's membership, which works out at £4.90 or less per month.

The rates listed on this page include the 50 per cent discount and ensure you have full cover and protection for 12 months from the date of joining. The discount is effective from 1 January 2017.

Single payment by direct debit, credit card or cheque Monthly payment by direct debit*
21 hours per week or more
£58.80 £4.90 per month
Less than 21 but 10.5 hours or more per week
£40.80 £3.40 per month
Less than 10.5 hours per week
£28.20 £2.35 per month

To find out more about the membership benefits offered by ATL to our support staff members, please click here.

Further information on membership

If you are unsure which category of membership to apply for, or if you have any queries about your eligibility for membership, please see our section on eligibility for membership, or contact the ATL / AMiE membership department on tel: 020 7782 1602 or the ATL recruitment hotline on 0845 057 7000 (local rates apply) between Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, email our membership department.

Members may be able to claim income tax relief on up to nine-tenths of their annual subscription, provided it is paid from earned income. For more information, please see claiming tax relief on your ATL subscriptions.

You should ensure that your membership is correct and fully up to date in order to access the full range of ATL benefits for members.

As with any other union, ATL is unable to offer representation or assistance (including legal advice) with problems that arose before you joined. Prospective members should declare any such problems in a letter with their application form.

Terms and conditions apply.