Guides and factsheets

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Restructuring in FE colleges (for reps)

This factsheet is intended to assist ATL college reps deal with the issue of restructuring and ensure that restructures are carried out fairly and transparently.

Allegations of abuse against staff

This factsheet answers some commonly asked questions about allegations of abuse against staff working in education.

Discipline in schools

This ATL factsheet outlines your legal rights to discipline pupils, and includes information about detentions, confiscations and the use of reasonable force to restrain students.

Schools in special measures in England and Wales

This factsheet looks at why a school is placed in special measures and addresses the key concerns of staff.

Free schools

This factsheet explains how free schools are set up and run.

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.