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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.

Understanding teachers' pay

This factsheet provides answers to common queries about teachers' pay in England and Wales.

Paternity leave

This factsheet outlines the paternity leave and pay to partners of new mothers and adopters.

Returning to work after sickness absence

This factsheet answers commonly asked questions about returning to work after sickness absence.

Sick leave and sick pay

This factsheet contains details about sick pay for members working in maintained schools in England and Wales, such as what you are entitled to and when you must produce a sick note.

Pensions auto enrolment

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance on auto enrolment into TPS and other pension schemes.

Childcare vouchers

This recently updated factsheet contains general advice on childcare vouchers.

Classroom observation

This factsheet sets out clear guidance on what ATL believes the arrangements should be for classroom observation in England and Wales.

Ensuring a safe journey on school bus trips

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance on some of the main factors to consider when planning a school trip or education visit, including risk assessment, the use of public transport and school minibuses.

Support staff job descriptions and job evaluation

This factsheet explains how to change job descriptions and get your job re-evaluated.