Guides and factsheets

ATL is unrivalled in the range and quality of its free printed and downloadable guidance and advice.

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HLTAs and Cover Supervisors: your questions answered

One of the most commonly raised queries with ATL reps and officials are those involving the expanding use and exploitation of higher level teaching assistants (HLTAs) and cover supervisors in the classroom.

Working in the independent sector

While there are many universal issues in education, there are also significant differences between the independent and state-maintained sector.

Teachers' statutory rights: maintained sector

This factsheet outlines the statutory rights of classroom teachers in the maintained sector, including contracts of employment, working hours, leave and notice periods.

Teachers' statutory rights: independent sector

This factsheet outlines the statutory rights most relevant to teachers in the independent sector, including contracts of employment, working hours, leave and notice periods.

Statutory rights of support staff

This newly-updated factsheet outlines the statutory rights most relevant to support staff in the maintained sector, including contracts of employment, working hours, leave and notice periods.

The rights of fixed-term employees

Staff employed on fixed-term contracts have more employment rights than is often realised by employees and managers alike.

Teaching in Scotland

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

Working in an academy

ATL's guide for members working in an academy.

Working in the post-16 sector

The handbook addresses the main issues and difficulties that are encountered by ATL members working in the post-16 sector - particularly in FE colleges.

Seeking and gaining recognition in the post-16 sector

ATL believes that trade union recognition represents the best way for staff to be involved in decision-making in their place of work.