Latest media releases from ATL

ATL comment on developments in delivering SEND reforms

25 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the developments in delivering SEND reforms.

Joint organisation release: New code will ensure young people are equipped for work in 21st century

25 March 2015

The Foundation Code has been developed by eight organisations and urges schools, colleges and other learning providers to adopt a six-point plan to give young people careers education and advice which will equip them for the complex demands of work in the 21st century.

ATL comment on Government pledge to fund College of Teaching

20 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Government's pledge to fund a College of Teaching.

ATL comment on the Budget

18 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Budget.

ATL welcomes the call for a sensible approach to the threat of extremism in schools

17 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the publication of Extremism in schools: the Trojan Horse affair.

ATL comment on the Government's announcement of a budget increase for child mental health services

16 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Nick Clegg's announcement that an extra £1.25bn will be made available for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) over the next five years.

ATL welcomes STRB's decision to award teachers 1%, but it's not enough to head off teacher recruitment and retention crisis

12 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) report published today.

ATL comment on the Government's planned push to get more maths and physics teachers into classrooms

11 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Government's planned push to get more maths and physics teachers into classrooms.

Parents and taxpayers should be worried by Conservative plans for more free schools

9 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: "David Cameron's announcement that a future Conservative government would open a further 500 free schools, is worrying for parents and taxpayers.

JUAC takes Government to task over failure to publish the findings of its asbestos review

9 March 2015

Government assurances that the long-delayed findings of its schools asbestos review would be published early in 2015 now appear meaningless. The Joint Union Asbestos Committee (JUAC) seriously questions the Government's intentions to publish before the pre-election 'purdah' period begins on 30 March.

AMiE comment on plans for grants to boost diversity in senior school leadership

4 March 2015

Peter Pendle, chief executive officer of AMiE, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' leadership section, comments on plans for grants to boost diversity in senior school leadership.

ATL comment on Government plans to protect children from sexual exploitation

3 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Government plans to protect children from sexual exploitation.

ATL comment on social mobility and child poverty

28 March 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers comments on social mobility and child poverty

ATL comment on news that the number of young people NEET has fallen

26 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the news that the number of young people NEET is at its lowest level for eight years

ATL comment on skills funding letter: April 2015 to March 2016

26 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on skills funding letter: April 2015 to March 2016.

ATL comment on new teacher-led commission to allow schools to develop their own assessment systems

25 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on a new teacher-led commission which will be set up to help primary schools as they move away from the 'vague and imprecise' system of levels for assessment, to be announced by School Reform Minister Nick Gibb today.

AMiE comment on the DfE's new initiative to boost middle management in underperforming schools

25 February 2015

Peter Pendle, chief executive officer of AMiE, comments on Schools Minister David Laws' announcement that 100 middle leaders will be parachuted into underperforming schools in a bid to raise standards,

ATL's A New Vision for Inspection proposes a radical reform of school inspection and improvement

24 February 2015

ATL launches our vision for radical reform of school inspection and improvement A New Vision for Inspection in Education.

ATL comment on the budget for early education and childcare

24 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on The House of Lords Committee on Affordable Childcare's call for the budget for early education and childcare to be urgently reviewed to ensure best value for money.

ATL response to the Education Select Committee's call for submissions on the school starting age

23 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, responds to The Education Select Committee's call for submissions on the school starting age.

AMiE comment on Labour's school leadership pledges

23 February 2015

Peter Pendle, chief executive officer of AMiE, comments on Tristram Hunt's announcement of Labour's vision to drive up headteacher standards.

ATL comment on Education Committee's plans for PSHE and SRE

17 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the launch of a report by the Education Committee examining PSHE and SRE.

ATL comment on speech by Labour leader Ed Miliband

12 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Labour's plans for education, as announced by Labour leader Ed Miliband.

ATL comment on ending the VAT anomaly for sixth form colleges

9 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the ending the VAT anomaly for sixth form colleges.

Bitter disappointment at government failure to tackle teachers' workload - ATL

6 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the government response to teachers' workload survey

ATL comment on Conservative's schools and education funding plans

4 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Conservative's funding plans for schools and education.

ATL comment on Labour's pledge to banish homophobic bullying

3 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Labour's pledge to banish homophobic bullying.

ATL comment on Ofsted's plans for radical reforms to education inspections

3 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Ofsted's plans for radical reforms to education inspections.

ATL comment on proposed plans to force underperforming schools to become academies

2 February 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on David Cameron's plans for up to 3,500 schools to face a shake-up and automatically be considered for academy status if they are underperforming.

Overworked and underpaid, support staff are feeling the knock-on effects of teachers' excessive workloads - ATL

2 February 2015

Seventy-five percent of support staff work over their contracted hours because their workload demands it, according to a survey by ATL.

ATL comment on the PAC's report into school oversight and intervention

30 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, responds to PAC Chair Margaret Hodge's assertion that the DfE is guilty of a lack of strategy for overseeing school autonomy.

ATL comment on secondary school and college performance tables

29 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the publication of the secondary school and college performance tables.

ATL comment on Education Select Committee's Academies and Free Schools Report

27 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Education Select Committee's Academies and Free Schools Report.

New teachers already demotivated about teaching at the start of their careers

27 January 2015

Three-quarters of trainee and student and newly qualified teachers (NQTs) say they have already considered leaving the teaching profession, according to a survey by ATL.

ATL comment on PAC report on participation of 16- to 18-year-olds in education and training

22 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments the on Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on the participation of 16- to 18-year-olds in education and training.

ATL comment on National Audit Office's review of the DfE's annual report and accounts for 2013 - 2014

21 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the NAO's review of the DfE's annual report and accounts for 2013-14.

ATL comment on Carter review of initial teacher training

19 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Carter review of initial teacher training.

AMiE comment on National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers

19 January 2015

Peter Pendle, chief executive officer of AMiE, ATL's leadership section, comments on the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers.

ATL comment on OECD report: Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen

19 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the OECD report: Education Policy Outlook 2015: Making Reforms Happen.

ATL comment on the rise in households below a minimum income standard

19 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the report by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation - 'Households below a minimum income standard 2008/9 to 2012/13'

ATL on Ofsted trialling 'reliability tests'

15 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the news that Ofsted will trial 'reliability tests' with two Ofsted inspectors giving separate judgements on each school visited this spring.

ATL comment on mandatory reporting for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

12 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Home Office's consultation on mandatory reporting for Female Genital Mutilation.

ATL comment on Conservative Party plans to make it harder to take public sector staff out on strike

12 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, responds to the news that the Conservative Party's manifesto will include plans to require public services such as schools, health, transport and fire services to have the backing of 40% of eligible union members to hold a strike.

ATL comment on Sir David Bell's speech on England's education system

9 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on former Chief Inspector of Schools', Sir David Bell's, speech on England's education system.

ATL on Conservative's failure to rule out slashing education funding

6 January 2015

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the news that private Conservative briefing notes fail to rule out cutting the schools budget after the May general election.

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