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We help ATL members campaign on the issues that matter to them. We'll ensure your voice is heard by government and the country at large.

Use the filter to see the campaigns that you're interested in.

Send My Friend to School

Over twenty charities and education unions, including the National Education Union, work together as the GCE UK coalition to deliver the Send My Friend to School campaign and undertaking parliamentary and advocacy work to remind world leaders of their promise that all children should get the chance to go to school.

TUC Dying To Work campaign

The Dying to Work campaign would like to see terminal illness recognised as a ‘protected characteristic’ so that an employee with a terminal illness would enjoy a ‘protected period’ where they could not be dismissed as a result of their condition.

Tackling workload together

Any actions to tackle excessive workload and working hours will be more effective if taken together, with staff and leaders working collaboratively to make a positive change across the whole workplace. Our guides can help you get started.

DfE workload findings

This page summarises the findings of the three workload challenge working groups.

A New Vision for Inspection in Further Education

Following on from our successful vision for inspection in schools, ATL has produced A New Vision for Inspection in Further Education.

Grammar schools and selection

The government's green paper, 'Schools That Work for Everyone', is a misguided attempt to return selection into the English schools system. ATL remains opposed to any further expansion of selection.

A vision for inspection

ATL believes it's time for a radically different approach to school inspection.


ATL is running a campaign to increase awareness of the danger of asbestos in education buildings.

National curriculum

From September 2015 all state maintained schools are expect to deliver the 2014 national curriculum to all key stages as part of their whole school curriculum. Academies, Free schools and independent schools remain free to develop their own curricula.

The issues you are facing

You can find loads of help and advice on managing your workload - including specific guidance to help you cope with things like marking and report-writing.