Rights and conditions

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Facilities time: your democratic right

ATL believes the right to a fair hearing is the bedrock of any democracy and its cornerstone is access to independent advice and representation. It is nothing less than your democratic right.

QTLS recognition in schools (England)

From 1 April 2012, those teachers holding Qualified Teacher Learning Status (QTLS) must be recognised as qualified teachers in schools in England. The pay and conditions of QTLS teachers working in English schools must now be subject to the provisions of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD).

Private tuition

It is common for teachers to offer private tuition to students. Before doing so, there are several important issues to consider, such as legal and insurance protection and health and safety issues.

Consultation

Under Information and Consultation Regulations, organisations employing more than 50 staff must put systems in place to allow meaningful dialogue to take place between managers and staff.

Teachers' employment rights summary: state sector in Northern Ireland

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of classroom teachers in the state sector in Northern Ireland. Principals and deputy principals may have different entitlements in some areas.

Teachers' employment rights summary: maintained sector in Wales

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of classroom teachers in the maintained sector in Wales.