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Stress and well-being in FE

The education sector traditionally experiences high stress levels.

Protecting vulnerable groups scheme (Scotland)

This factsheet covers the Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme in Scotland and its impact on individuals, organisations and personal employers, and to a lesser extent, volunteers.

Teaching in Scotland

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance on teaching and working in Scotland.

Pay and conditions in the FE sector (for reps)

This factsheet is a guide for reps in FE colleges, where there are no nationally fixed standards and pay and conditions vary from college to college.

Teachers' standards (England)

This factsheet outlines what you need to know about the Teachers' Standards, which were introduced in England in September 2012 and which replace the previous, more detailed professional standards that operated as a backdrop to performance management.

Pay and conditions of teachers in the maintained sector in Scotland

This factsheet provides clear, practical guidance for teachers in Scotland on their pay and conditions of service.

Adoption leave and pay

This factsheet answers commonly asked questions about adoption pay and leave.

Disclosure and barring service

This factsheet covers system for checking the backgrounds of those wishing to work in schools in England and Wales.

Supply teachers: working through an agency

This factsheet covers the rights of supply teachers working through agencies under The Agency Workers Regulations 2010, which came into force on 1 October 2011.

Teacher appraisal in England

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance to ATL members working as teachers in schools in England on the appraisal system that was introduced in September 2012.