Welcome to the Northern region's learning page. In the Northern region we have a learning network based in the North East and a fledgling network in South Yorkshire. We have ULRs and branches working throughout the region to discuss and plan learning activity with the region and make sure that the events we hold are relevant and interesting. Last term we had over 300 members get involved in learning in the region.

Learning events that we have offered have included creativity in the classroom, raising boys achievement and behaviour management.

As a member in the Northern region you can get involved through completing a learning needs survey, attending an event or getting involved to become a union learning rep. This term a number of branches are undertaking learning needs surveys and will be using these to shape the events that will be on offer.

This term we are running events on protecting your professional online identity, and stress management and well-being.

ATL Northern New Teacher Conference

ATL are working in partnership with Northumbria University to offer a fantastic day of CPD and networking exclusively for new teachers in the Northern region.

We've got a jam-packed day planned and although we are still ironing out some of the details here's what we have confirmed so far:

  • Effective questioning
  • Mental Health in schools
  • Employability workshop led by Hays Education
  • Meet the Parents
  • Working with your TA
  • A Curriculum That Counts

Keynote Speaker: Hywel Roberts "Creativity in the classroom – lessons worth behaving for".

Who this course is for

  • Trainees and NQTs



Course details


Venue Northumbria University, Coach Lane Campus, Benton Road, Newcastle, NE7 7XA - 9.00-3.30 - 15 June 2016

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Northern Regional Annual Reps Training Conference

This, our second ATL Northern Region Rep training conference will be focusing on some of the most prevalent issues our members talk to us about and also look at utilising the tools available in the workplace to make a positive difference.

The morning sessions will include an update on the ATL work life campaign and how this can lead to workplace improvements, appraisals and how these can be used, ending with an interactive session on developing a campaign and making your case. 

After lunch Psychotherapist and Teacher Simon Westrip will run a session on Mental Health First Aid and Resilience which will focus both on how this can help individuals and how organisations can make changes to support mental health in the workplace.


9.30 - Registrations

9.45 - Welcome (ATL Officer/Executive Member) TBC

10.00 - Session 1: Education Overview and Workload & How to make appraisals a positive experience

11.15 - Break

11.30 - Session 2: Workshop – Developing a workplace campaign & making your case

12.45 - Lunch

1.30 – 3.45 (including break - Session 3: CPD linked to the ATL Work-Life Campaign Psychotherapist and Teacher Simon Westrip will run a session on Mental Health First Aid and Resilience.

3.45pm - Close of session/Action/ Evaluations – Senior Organiser.

Course details


Main Hall, Priory Street Centre, York, YO1 6ET - 24 June 2016

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