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ATL comment on Ministers announcement for compulsory relationship and sex education lessons in secondary schools

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “We particularly welcome this announcement as we have long called for compulsory relationship and sex education to be taught in our schools.

What next for the Government's plans in the Education for All bill?

The Government has dropped its Education for All bill, which outlined significant changes in England's schools especially around academisation.

Passage of the Education and Adoption Bill

The Education and Adoption Bill is now an Act having finished its passage through Parliament in February.

Debate the issues

Let's get people talking about ATL's Shape Education manifesto.
Guides and advice

The future of state education

ATL's thought-provoking research publication shows how the coalition government's policies mean that everything you value about the state education system may soon disappear.
Guides and advice

England's schools: not open for business

This directory lists the major organisations, the potential 'privateers', which could have a radically expanded role in the management of maintained schools in England as part of the education policy of the coalition government, elected in May 2010.
Guides and advice

ATL's charter for education

The voices of education professionals must be the driving force for educational improvement and development.

Using evidence to inform education policy and practice

ATL held a private seminar, 'Using the evidence base in education policy and practice'. It was attended by politicians, policymakers, administrators, and education researchers.

Education Not For Sale

The research paper, written by ATL policy assistant Martin Johnson and the education journalist Warwick Mansell, analyses official Department for Education (DfE) figures. It shows how, since 2010, ministers have signed off £76.7 million of public funds to lawyers, head-hunters, accountants, estate agents and management consultants.

Beyond Donaldson et al - the future direction of Scotland

ATL believes that teachers, lecturers, leaders and support staff do a highly complex and demanding professional job. Their role is constantly evolving as the skills that society needs change and access to knowledge and information is transformed.