There are many benefits to being involved in ATL: you'll be well informed about education issues and get to influence them. You'll build up a strong network of contacts and it could even open up career opportunities you hadn't considered. With the promise of first-class support from our professional staff and training courses, you don't need to worry about being on your own.
There's a diverse and varied range of roles and tasks you could take on, and this only needs to take up as much time as you're willing to give.
Take advantage of ATL's services
Your union isn't just there for the bad times. ATL can offer you a whole host of services from training and professional development opportunities, discounts for members and publications and other resources (browse using the link on the home page). And if you've found a particular training course useful, or you find yourself referring to an ATL publication, tell others about it.
Tell other members about ATL
One of the best ways to make sure your union is strong enough to take collective action is to tell colleagues about ATL and encourage them to join. Even something as straightforward as putting up an ATL poster in your staff room helps to raise ATL's profile. (See the publications and resources section, accessible from the home page, to browse posters and recruitment materials.)