South West region

Welcome to the South West region learning page. In the South West workplace and branch ULRs work closely with members to find out what their training needs are. Together we have organised a range of events including voice care, IT and British Sign language.

Branches in the South West are very proactive in using learning opportunities to engage with members. The workshops that they have opened up to members have included behaviour management, SEN awareness and dyslexia awareness. This has had the effect that more members are actively involved in ATL; some decide to become reps others to attend branch meetings and take on specific roles. Part of my role will be to ensure you are supported along the way.

As member in the South West you can get involved through attending an event or even become part of the South West Learning Network. 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 in the future. Please take time to complete these as we do want your input.

Supply teachers' CPD day

Book now for our supply teachers' CPD and networking day on 23 July at Taunton Rugby Club.


  • 9.30 - Tea/coffee and registration
  • Introductions
  • Supply Teacher's Rights (Peter Morris, National Official)
  • Supply Networking Session – ATL's Supply Teacher's Charter (Group Activity, led by Jacinta Phillips, Senior Organiser)
  • Learning with ATL (Lorraine Fisher, Organiser for Learning & Development)
  • 12.00 - Hot Buffet Lunch (Provided)
  • Managing Classroom Behaviour for Supply Teachers (Mike McKeon, Educational Consultant, Astar Training and Development)
  • 3.15 - Conclusion 

If you are interested in attending, please book your place by no later than Friday 3rd July.

Please note, there will be a nominal charge of £10 to attend. The normal rate for ATL CPD events is £40, but as this is a combined networking/CPD event, we have decided to make a reduced charge. Previous events have been free of charge, but we were finding that significant numbers of members weren't turning up. By making a token charge, we hope to ensure that only those members who intend to come will register.

If you have any queries in relation to the day, please email Peter Morris.

Who this course is for

Supply teachers



Course details


Taunton Rugby Club, Hyde Park, Hyde Lane, Taunton, TA2 8BU. - 23 July 2015

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