Rights and conditions

Support staff employment rights summary: maintained and academy sectors

The following is a summary of the employment rights of support staff in the maintained and academy sectors in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Support staff employment rights summary: Wales

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of support staff in the maintained sector in Wales.

Support staff rights: state sector

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of support staff in the state sector in Northern Ireland.

Teachers' employment rights summary: independent sector

The following is a summary of teachers' employment rights in independent schools in England, Wales and Scotland. Your statutory rights are the minimum you are entitled to as an employee of the school. In some cases your contract will provide you with better terms and conditions and, if this is the case, those better terms and conditions will apply.

Teachers' employment rights summary: maintained sector

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

Teachers' employment rights summary: maintained sector in Scotand

The following is a summary of the statutory rights of classroom teachers and chartered teachers in the maintained sector in Scotland. Principal teachers, deputy headteachers and headteachers have different entitlements in some areas.

Where ATL is not recognised

Consultation is the key to good decision making and a well-run school or college. In some independent schools and colleges, consultation is done on an ad hoc basis, with key changes being made without staff involvement.

Time-off rights

ATL representatives are the face of the union for members in their workplace. Their role in promoting the union, supporting existing members, recruiting new ones, reporting issues and sharing information is invaluable.

Union recognition

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

Teachers' employment rights summary: sixth form colleges

The following provides a summary of the employment rights of teachers in sixth form colleges in England and Wales.