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Maternity leave and pay

This factsheet answers commonly asked questions about maternity leave, maternity pay, and returning to work after maternity leave.

Playing to learn

A guide to child-led play and its importance for thinking and learning, commissioned by ATL from Di Chilvers.

Ready, Steady, Teach! (School-led training)

With advice and guidance to support you in your new teaching role, this handy booklet will help you thrive, not just survive.

Ready, Steady, Teach!

With advice and guidance to support you in your student placement, this handy booklet will help you thrive, not just survive.

Achievement for all

Guidance on the main four categories of special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), as laid out in the 2014 Code of Practice.

Leading in tough times: keeping ethics at the heart of your practice

Being an education leader has arguably never been tougher. The expectation for success is great, but so, too, is the potential to fail.

Performance-related pay progression

From September 2014 all pay progression for teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales is linked to their performance.

Teachers' pay: main and upper pay ranges

The pay structure for teachers in England and Wales has changed, with schools now having much more flexibility to determine the way in which teachers are rewarded.

Guide to the DfE teacher workload group reports - for teachers

The seventh in a special series of factsheets produced as part of It's about time, ATL's workload campaign.

Managing classroom behaviour

Behaviour management is a key issue for everyone involved in the provision of education.