The most recent blogs, publications and stories from ATL.

Member voice

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Why I'm voting YES: greater representation, credibility and clout

I have always enjoyed teaching and as an active ATL member, I enjoy being able to contribute to the education debate using the benefit of my 30-year experience as a teacher both in the state and the independent sector.
Kids in drama class

Why I'm voting YES: I love my union

I was one of the first trainees under the School Direct scheme in 2013. During my training, I was lost - we didn’t fit well into the world of initial teacher education, and no one seemed to care. We were guinea pigs. I had an awful start to my NQ year and was on the verge of leaving teaching.
Children running in the playground

Why I'm voting YES: we need a strong and united voice

This is my 41st year working in primary education. I took early retirement from a headship eight years ago, but after unexpectedly losing my husband shortly after, I returned to the classroom as a specialist numeracy intervention teacher.

Latest press releases

ATL comment on teachers’ workload

Dr Mary Bousted, Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ (ATL) general secretary, comments on the Department for Education’s teacher voice survey.

ATL comment on Sutton Trust report on social mobility

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the new research by the Sutton Trust on social mobility published today.

ATL Durham TA members vote to reject council deal

Durham teaching assistant members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) have rejected a proposed agreement from Durham County Council, after a long running dispute over loss of salary which would result in a move to term-time only contracts.

Report and ELM

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The money issue: the funding crisis facing schools and the realities of performance-related pay.
Speaking up for education: ATL members tackle a whole range of issues at Annual Conference.
Shape the future: why you should vote for a new union.


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ATL Support
This issue takes a look back at the recent Support Staff Conference and Annual Conference, the 2017 Rep Award winners, and ATL's successful agreement with Coventry Schools.
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Post-16 news
This issue looks at what the National Education Union means for post-16, Government FE plans in the Budget and the Skills Plan.
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ATL Cymru
Meet the new ATL Cymru Director, Keith Bowen.