Latest media releases from ATL

ATL comment on proposed changes to England's student loan system

29 July 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy and negotiations at ATL, comments on the proposed changes to England's student loan system.

ATL comment on Civitas report on Ofsted

18 July 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Civitas report on Ofsted.

ATL comment on the expected rise in pupil numbers

16 July 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy and negotiations at ATL, comments on the expected rise in pupil numbers.

ATL comment on qualifications and curriculum reform

16 July 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Department for Education's statement on qualifications and curriculum reform.

ATL comment on Ofsted report on Pupil Premium

16 July 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Ofsted report on Pupil Premium.

ATL/AMiE comment on allowing further education colleges to award higher technical and vocational awards

15 July 2014

Peter Pendle, chief executive of AMiE, comments on the Association of Colleges' proposals to allow further education colleges to grant higher technical and vocational awards at degree level.

ATL comment on cabinet reshuffle

15 July 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on cabinet reshuffle.

ATL comment on graduate recruitment

7 July 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy & negotiations at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) said there are "some major causes for concern" behind graduate recruitment figures

ATL comment on the Labour Party's plans to introduce a master teacher status

7 July 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) comments on the Labour Party's plans to introduce a master teacher status

HSE report confirms serious failings in asbestos management in schools outside LA control, says JUAC

3 July 2014

The Joint Union Asbestos Committee comments on government policy to allow asbestos in good condition to remain in situ for the life of the school building

ATL comment on government plans to make young people continue studying English and maths if they fail to get at least a C grade at GCSE, and on golden hellos for maths graduates going to teach in further education colleges

2 July 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, said: "the government's current plans to make GCSEs more demanding from 2015 are likely to result in even more pupils having to repeatedly resit their maths and English, which could put them off these subjects for life."

ATL comment plans to close the Institute for Learning

1 July 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on plans to close the Institute for Learning (IfL) and pass its legacy and assets to the Education and Training Foundation.

ATL comment on government's child poverty consultation and strategy

26 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the government's consultation and strategy on child poverty.

ATL to raise awareness of gender identity at TUC LGBT conference

26 June 2014

ATL will propose a motion to raise awareness of gender identity, and the issues faced by those who do not identify with the gender they were given at birth, at the TUC LGBT conference on 26 June 2014.

ATL comment on The Royal Society's 'Vision for science and mathematics education'

26 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on The Royal Society's 'Vision for science and mathematics education'.

ATL comment on OECD international teacher and school leader survey

25 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the OECD's international teacher and school leader survey (TALIS).

ATL comment on new performance measures for secondary schools from 2015

20 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the new performance measures for secondary schools, which can now be adopted in early in 2015.

ATL comment on transforming the early years workforce

19 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Charlie Taylor's speech about transforming the early years workforce.

ATL comment on childhood education in the UK

19 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the European Commission's report on the quality and access to early childhood education and care.

ATL comment on the DfE approval of 38 free schools

19 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the approval by the Department for Education of 38 free schools.

ATL comment on 'Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children' report

18 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Education Select Committee report 'Underachievement in Education by White Working Class Children'.

ATL comment on Liberal Democrats education manifesto

16 June 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy and negotiations at ATL, comments on the Liberal Democrats education manifesto.

Government action is destroying success of sixth form colleges - ATL

16 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on reports by London Economics and the Sixth Form Colleges' Association on the funding of sixth form colleges.

ATL comment on Lib Dems' manifesto pledges

13 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Liberal Democrats' manifesto pledges.

ATL comment on NCB report on children missing out on education

12 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on NCB report on children missing out on education.

ATL comment on money to help councils support children with special educational needs and disabilities

11 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on news of government funding to help councils support children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Michael Gove has shown common sense in agreeing that all teachers should get at least a 1% pay rise

10 June 2014

Common sense has prevailed in the government's decision to agree that every teacher should get at least a 1% pay rise, says Dr Mary Bousted, ATL's general secretary.

ATL on no-notice Ofsted inspections

10 June 2014

Mary Bousted said: "In our view Ofsted-led inspections are no longer credible and the inspection system needs to be completely changed."

ATL comment on Public Accounts Committee report on the Education Funding Agency

10 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted says "we don't think the EFA or any other single agency is capable of carrying out the detailed analysis and risk assessment that the PAC is calling for".

ATL comment on the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission's report into the government's draft child poverty strategy.

9 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted says "the government's focus on educational failure being a root cause of poverty is missing the other half of the circle".

ATL on allegations of extremism in some Birmingham schools

9 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on allegations of extremism in some Birmingham schools.

ATL backs Sex Education Forum's 'SRE - It's My Right' campaign

6 June 2014

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) calls upon the Government to make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) statutory for all children.

ATL comment on Sutton Trust poll into teachers' pay

6 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Sutton Trust poll into teachers' pay.

ATL comment on the Queen's Speech

4 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Queen's Speech.

ATL comment on rise in university complaints

3 June 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy & negotiations at ATL, comments on the rise in university complaints.

ATL comment on Matthew Hancock MP speech on world-class apprenticeships

2 June 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Matthew Hancock MP speech on world-class apprenticeships.

ATL comment on BIS plans for interventions in further education aimed at driving up standards

30 May 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on BIS plans for interventions in further education aimed at driving up standards.

ATL comment on AoC report Careers Guidance: Guaranteed

27 May 2014

Adrian Prandle, policy adviser at ATL, comments on the AoC report Careers Guidance: Guaranteed.

ATL comment on NEET figures (Jan-Mar 2014)

22 May 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy & negotiations at ATL, comment on NEET figures

ATL comment on new professional standards for teachers and trainers in the further education (FE) and skills sector

21 May 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on new professional standards for teachers and trainers in the further education (FE) and skills sector.

ATL calls for proper system to deal with academy chain failures

19 May 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, ATL's general secretary, says the government needs to set up a proper system to deal with the failure of academy chains to prevent children's education being disrupted.

ATL comment on the creation of a new body to support school and college governors - the Inspiring Governors Alliance

15 May 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the creation of a new body to support school and college governors - the Inspiring Governors Alliance.

Young people's education should come before profits, says ATL's education manifesto

15 May 2014

Young people's education should come before profits, says the ATL in its education manifesto.

ATL comment on requiring schools to publish numbers doing A-levels in maths, further maths and physics

14 May 2014

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary at ATL, comments on requiring schools to publish numbers doing A-levels in maths, further maths and physics/

ATL comment on Church of England guidance to stamp out homophobia in its schools

12 May 2014

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at ATL, comments on the Church of England guidance to stamp out homophobia in its schools.

ATL comment on Sutton Trust report on The Royal College of Teaching

9 May 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Sutton Trust report on The Royal College of Teaching.

ATL comment on PAC report: Establishing Free Schools

9 May 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on PAC report: Establishing Free Schools.

ATL comment on the Pearson Learning Curve 2014 report

8 May 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Pearson Learning Curve 2014 report.

ATL comment on independent review of teacher training

1 May 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary o fATL, comments on the independent review of teacher training.

Money for priority school building programme is a drop in the ocean, says ATL

1 May 2014

The funding for the priority school building programme is a drop in the ocean and will leave thousands of children in dilapidated buildings, said Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL.

ATL comment on Labour's review of education structures, functions and standards

30 April 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Labour Party's review of education structures, functions and standards.

ATL comment on death of teacher in Leeds, Anne Maguire

29 April 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the death of teacher in Leeds, Anne Maguire.

Childhood being eroded as children spend less time with families and friends - ATL

15 April 2014

Fifty-six per cent of teachers, lecturers, support staff and leaders believe children spend a lot less time with their families now compared to 20 years ago, according to a survey by ATL.

Pressures on teachers causing rise in mental health issues - ATL

14 April 2014

Education staff report a rise in mental health problems among colleagues over the past two years, according to a survey by ATL.

Culture of education targets does little to improve students' grades, but stresses out students and staff - ATL

13 April 2014

A targets and test culture does little to improve students' grades, progress or aspirations, but makes them afraid of failure, stressed, anxious and lowers their self-esteem, according to a survey by ATL.

Schools and colleges ask parents to pay for text books and curriculum-related trips - ATL

12 April 2014

More than a quarter (26%) of education staff in state schools said their school or college asks pupils' parents or carers for voluntary contributions towards the purchase of text or revision books, according to a survey by ATL.

ATL comment on changes to GCSEs and A-levels

9 April 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comment on changes to GCSEs and A-levels.

ATL comment on changes to GCSE grades

3 April 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on changes to GCSE grades.

ATL comment on the Ofsted Early Years Annual Report

3 April 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Ofsted Early Years Annual Report.

ATL slates Institute of Economic Affairs report on national minimum wage for apprentices and under 18s

2 April 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy and negotiations at ATL, comments on the Institute of Economic Affairs report on national minimum wage for apprentices and under 18s.

ATL comment on reforms to primary and 16-19 accountability from 2016

27 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on reforms to primary and 16-19 accountability from 2016.

E-ACT failures are a tragedy for children and teachers - ATL

26 March 2014

The failures in E-ACT's chain of academies are tragic for the children, teachers and support staff in those schools, says the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL comment on changes to the Ofsted inspection system

21 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on changes to the Ofsted inspection system.

Thousands of children getting sub-standard education in failing academies - ATL

20 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the news that 14 academy chains are being prevented from running any more schools.

ATL comment on Ofsted's plans for separate judgements for early years and sixth form

18 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Ofsted's plans for separate judgements for early years and sixth form.

ATL comment on APPG report on religious education

17 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the APPG report on religious education.

ATL comment on Policy Exchange's report on the future of Ofsted

17 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Policy Exchange's report on the future of Ofsted.

ATL comment on LGA report 'Councils Role in School Place Planning'

14 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the LGA report 'Councils Role in School Place Planning'.

Female, fifty and forced out of a job - life for older women teachers can be tough, says ATL

14 March 2014

Female, fifty and forced out of a job - life for older women teachers can be tough, says ATL

ATL comment on TUC's campaign against the privatisation of education

14 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on TUC's campaign against the privatisation of education.

ATL comment on school funding

13 March 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy & negotiation at ATL, comments on school funding.

ATL raises concerns over children's exposure to pornography

13 March 2014

Viewing pornography affects children's attitudes towards relationships, sex and respect for others, according to Helen Porter, a teacher from Berkshire and member of ATL.

ATL comment on making careers in science, technology, engineering and maths more attractive and easier to access

12 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on making careers in science, technology, engineering and maths more attractive and easier to access.

ATL comment on England's first for-profit free school, IES Breckland, in Suffolk, being placed in special measures

11 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comment on England's first for-profit free school, IES Breckland, in Suffolk, being placed in special measures.

ATL comment on SSAT and Reform report

11 March 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the SSAT and Reform report on academies.

ATL comment on all infant children to free school lunches from September 2014

6 March 2014

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at ATL, comments on all infant children to free school lunches from September 2014.

ATL comment on Government plans to change vocational qualifications

5 March 2014

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at ATL, comments on government plans to change vocational qualifications.

ATL comment on Labour's independent Skills Taskforce recommendations for 14-19 education

4 March 2014

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at ATL, comments on Labour's independent Skills Taskforce recommendations for 14-19 education.

ATL comment on Gove's speech on the future of vocational education

4 March 2014

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at ATL, comments on Gove's speech on the future of vocational education.

ATL comment on teachers' workload diary survey

28 February 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy & negotiation at ATL, comments on the teachers' workload diary survey.

ATL comment on latest NEET figures

27 February 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy & negotiation at ATL, comments on the latest NEET figures.

ATL comment on Sutton Trust research into admissions and banding

27 February 2014

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at ATL, comments on the Sutton Trust research into admissions and banding.

ATL comment on consultation on the child poverty strategy

27 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on consultation on the child poverty strategy.

ATL comment on Nick Clegg's speech on opportunities for young people

27 February 2014

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at ATL, comments on Nick Clegg's speech on opportunities for young people.

ATL welcomes schools guidance on FGM

26 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, welcomes schools guidance on FGM.

ATL comment on government meeting with education unions

25 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the government meeting with education unions.

ATL comment on E-ACT losing control of 10 academies

25 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL comment on E-ACT losing control of 10 academies

ATL comment on improving exam marking

14 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on improving exam marking.

ATL comment on PAC report on student loan repayments

14 February 2014

Martin Freedman, Director of Economic Strategy & Negotiation at ATL, comments on the PAC report on student loan repayments.

Sensible report from STRB which recognises how hard teachers work

13 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on the STRB report.

ATL comment on NAHT Commission's report on assessment

13 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on the NAHT Commission's report on assessment.

ATL comment on Ofsted inspections of teacher training to place greater focus on 'professional dress' in the classroom

12 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on Ofsted inspections of teacher training to place a greater focus on 'professional dress' in the classroom.

Ofsted judgements are not worth the paper they are written on, says ATL

12 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments ahead of the Education Select Committee quizzing Ofsted's chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, about Ofsted's performance.

ATL comment on appointment of Education and Training Foundation expert panels

11 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on appointment of Education and Training Foundation expert panels.

ATL on cuts to the funding of adult education

11 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on cuts to the funding of adult education announced in the Skills Funding Statement this week.

ATL comment on Ofsted's plans for inspection of teacher training

11 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comment on Ofsted's plans for inspection of teacher training.

ATL comment on APPG Social Mobility Character and Resilience Manifesto

11 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the APPG Social Mobility Character and Resilience Manifesto.

ATL comments on Ed Miliband's plans for schools and public services (Hugo Young Lecture)

10 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on Ed Miliband's plans for schools and public services (Hugo Young Lecture).

ATL comment on blueprint for the College of Teaching

10 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on blueprint for the College of Teaching.

Viewing pornography is leading to an increase in sexually explicit conversations among pupils - ATL

10 February 2014

A survey of ATL members found that viewing pornography is leading to an increase in sexually explicit conversations among pupils.

ATL comment on Cambridge Assessment research into PISA tests

7 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Cambridge Assessment research into PISA tests.

ATL comment on the announced closure of the Al-Madinah secondary free school

7 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the announced closure of the Al-Madinah secondary free school.

ATL supports LibDems call for academy chains to be inspected

6 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, supports the LibDems call for academy chains to be inspected.

ATL comment on Michael Gove's speech

3 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, commentS on Michael Gove's speech.

ATL comment on Michael Gove's comments on school discipline

2 February 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Michael Gove's comments on school discipline.

ATL comment on extending school day and school terms

30 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the views blogged by Paul Kirby, former head of policy development at Number 10, on extending school day and school terms.

ATL comment on National Audit Office report into the running of the Education Funding Agency

29 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the National Audit Office report into the running of the Education Funding Agency.

ATL comment on Independent Advisory Group report: Making Education Work

27 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Independent Advisory Group report: Making Education Work.

ATL comment on DfE capital investment plans for school maintenance for 2014 to 2015

24 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the DfE capital investment plans for school maintenance for 2014 to 2015.

ATL comment on Public Accounts' Committee report on severance payments to staff in academies

24 January 2014

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy at ATL, comments on Public Accounts' Committee report on severance payments to staff in academies.

ATL comment on 2013 secondary school performance tables

23 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the 2013 secondary school performance tables.

ATL comment on splitting vocational and academic qualifications in school league tables

22 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL,comments on splitting vocational and academic qualifications in school league tables.

New style A-level exams will be damaging for most young people - ATL

21 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, argues that the current proposals to reform A-level exams will not benefit most young people and the timetable for their implementation is unworkable.

ATL comment on Labour's plans for English, maths and IT training for unemployed people

20 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Labour's plans for English, maths and IT training for unemployed people.

ATL comment on Social Market Foundation's plans to end the divide between state-funded and independent schools

20 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Social Market Foundation's plans to end the divide between state-funded and independent schools.

Majority of nursery and primary schools don't have a policy for dealing with pupils' toilet issues - ATL survey

18 January 2014

Only three in ten (31%) nursery and primary support staff say their school has a written policy in place to deal with pupils' wetting or soiling themselves during the school day, according to a survey of members carried out by ATL.

ATL comment on trade union facility time in schools

16 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on trade union facility time in schools.

ATL comment on David Laws's speech at North of England education conference

16 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on David Laws's speech at the North of England education conference.

ATL comment on Tristram Hunt's speech to North of England education conference

15 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Tristram Hunt's speech to North of England education conference.

ATL comment on plans for a dedicated HS2 further education college

14 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on plans for a dedicated HS2 further education college.

ATL comment on government plans for school governing bodies

13 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on government plans to make school governing bodies more like corporate boards.

ATL comment on Sex Education Forum survey on sex and relationship teaching

8 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Sex Education Forum survey on sex and relationship teaching.

ATL comment on the Chancellor's speech about schools and the economy

6 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Chancellor's speech about schools and the economy.

ATL comment on Policy Exchange report on teachers' pay - introducing performance related pay

3 January 2014

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Policy Exchange report on teachers' pay - introducing performance related pay.

ATL comment on government refusal to change VAT status of sixth form colleges

18 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on government refusal to change VAT status of sixth form colleges.

ATL comment on plans to change Ofsted inspection of independent schools

18 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on plans to change Ofsted inspection of independent schools.

ATL comment on education funding allocations

18 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on education funding allocations.

ATL comment on the Sutton Trust report: Parent Power

18 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Sutton Trust report: Parent Power.

ATL comment on Education Select Committee report on Sure Start Children's Centres

17 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Education Select Committee report on Sure Start Children's Centres.

ATL comment on new vocational qualifications for 14-19 year olds - Tech Levels

16 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the new vocational qualifications for 14-19 year olds - Tech Levels.

ATL comment on news of new academies

12 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on news of new academies.

ATL comment on study of genetic influences on educational achievement

12 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on a study led by the Institute of Psychiatry at King's College London on genetic influences on educational achievement.

ATL comment on primary league tables

12 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on primary league tables.

ATL comment on publication of Ofsted Annual Report

11 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the publication of Ofsted Annual Report.

ATL comment on free schools following National Audit Office report

11 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the National Audit Office's report into free schools.

ATL comment ahead of Ofsted Annual Report 2013

10 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments ahead of Ofsted Annual Report 2013.

ATL comment on Institute of Physics report on gender imbalances

9 December 2013

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at ATL, comments on the Institute of Physics report on gender imbalances in terms of subject choice.

ATL comment on the Autumn Statement: Chancellor gives with one hand and takes with the other from children and hard-working people

5 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary ATL, comments on the Autumn Statement.

ATL comment on rise in state pension age

5 December 2013

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy at ATL, comments on the Autumn Statement.

ATL comment on maths hubs

4 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on maths hubs.

ATL comment on funding for infant school kitchens

4 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on funding for infant school kitchens.

ATL comment on school voucher proposals by Adam Smith Institute and the Centre for Market Reform in Education

4 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on school voucher proposals.

Lazy politicians must not misuse PISA to score political points - ATL

3 December 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the publication of today's PISA results.

ATL comment on shortfall in take-up of apprenticeship loans

28 November 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on shortfall in take-up of apprenticeship loans.

ATL comment on student loan repayments

28 November 2013

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy at ATL, comments on student loan repayments.

ATL comment on initiative to help drive out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in secondary schools

21 November 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on a new initiative to help drive out homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in secondary schools.

ATL comment on the appointment of new regulators to oversee free schools and academies

21 November 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the appointment of new regulators to oversee free schools and academies.

One in four teachers, lecturers and support staff asked for help by pupils in abusive relationships, new NSPCC and ATL survey reveals

15 November 2013

Joint press release: ATL and NSPCC survey finds that one in four teachers, lecturers and support staff asked for help by pupils in abusive relationships.

Independent school staff take on longer hours for no pay reward despite rise in school fees - ATL survey

9 November 2013

Education staff in independent schools have taken on more work for no extra pay, despite school fees rising by up to four per cent a year, and healthy pupil numbers at the majority of schools, according to a survey by ATL.

ATL comment on education and training statistics for 2013

7 November 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on education and training statistics for 2013.

ATL comment on Education Select Committee report on academy chains

6 November 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Education Select Committee report on academy chains.

ATL comment on Ofsted's revised inspection framework

4 November 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Ofsted's revised inspection framework which means that, from today, early years providers are subject to a tougher early years inspection framework.

ATL comment on government decision on subject content of GCSEs

1 November 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the government decision on subject content of GCSEs.

ATL comment on pupil premium information for 2014-15

29 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on pupil premium information for 2014-15.

ATL comment on tests for trainee teachers

28 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on tests for trainee teachers.

ATL comment on proposed changes to GCSEs

28 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on proposals by Ofqual which will set out the future of GCSEs in England.

ATL comment on 'The Future of Apprenticeships in England: Implementation Plan'

28 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the government's launch of its implementation plan for apprenticeships.

ATL comment about the importance of teachers being qualified to teach

25 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments about the importance of teachers being qualified to teach.

ATL comment on Government scrapping checks on would-be head teachers

25 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the leaks about the government scrapping checks on anyone who wants to be head of a free school.

ATL comment on 'Champions League of Head Teachers' scheme

24 October 2013

Commenting on the announcement from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Dr Mary Bousted comments on the 'Champions League of Head Teachers' scheme.

Children deserve the best teachers regardless of where they go to school - ATL

23 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL says "Children deserve the best teachers regardless of where they go to school."

ATL comment on the Sutton Trust report

17 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL. comments on the Sutton Trust report.

ATL comment on Ofsted report of Al-Madinah Free School

17 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on Ofsted report of Al-Madinah Free School.

ATL comment on 'State of the Nation 2013: social mobility and child poverty' report

17 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the publication of the 'State of the Nation 2013: social mobility and child poverty' report

Government needs to end deadly cycle of poverty - ATL

16 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, speaks ahead of the launch of the State of the Nation report on social mobility and child poverty.

ATL comment on the government's response to the consultation on secondary school accountability

14 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, commentS on the government's response to the consultation on secondary school accountability.

ATL comment on Policy Exchange report on public versus private sector pay

11 October 2013

Martin Freedman, director of economic strategy and negotiations at ATL, comments on the Policy Exchange report on public versus private sector pay.

ATL comment on Save the Children report 'Too Young to Fail'

8 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comment on Save the Children report 'Too Young to Fail'.

Teaching on the cheap is selling children short: schools use teaching assistants and cover supervisors to teach children - ATL

7 October 2013

Schools are getting teaching on the cheap and selling children short by using teaching assistants, cover supervisors and higher level teaching assistants to teach children.

ATL comment on Ofsted report 'Religious education: realising the potential'

6 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the Ofsted report 'Religious education: realising the potential'.

ATL comment on letting children determine teachers' appraisals

2 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on letting children determine teachers' appraisals.

ATL comment on Michael Gove's speech to the Conservative Party conference

1 October 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary at ATL, comments on Michael Gove's speech to the Conservative Party conference.

ATL comment on extra funding for pupils in care

1 October 2013

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary at ATL, comments on extra funding for pupils in care.

ATL comment on key stage 2 results

19 September 2013

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary at ATL, comments on key stage 2 results.

ATL comment on free school meals for infants and disadvantaged 16 to 18 year-olds in sixth form colleges and further education colleges

18 September 2013

ATL welcomes plans to extend free meal provision and prevent children from being too hungry to learn.

ATL comment on government plans for performance tables of sixth form colleges and school sixth forms

12 September 2013

Plans for league tables will not help young people make the best choices because the information provided is limited, says ATL

ATL comment on teacher training figures

11 September 2013

Figures for the number of people recruited onto teacher training schemes this autumn are extremely worrying, says ATL

ATL comment on unemployment among 16 to 24 year olds

11 September 2013

The latest unemployment figures show how shallow the economic recovery really is, says ATL

Stop ignoring the expertise of teachers, says new ATL president

6 September 2013

Respect for teachers has been systematically eroded by the current government, and pressures on education professionals are now so intense they are near to "atomic proportions", according to ATL president, Alison Sherratt.

ATL comment on performance-related pay for teachers

4 September 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on performance-related pay for teachers.

ATL comment on the shortage of primary school places

3 September 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on the shortage of primary school places.

ATL comment on pupils being forced to re-sit GCSE English and maths until they achieve a grade C or above

2 September 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on pupils being forced to re-sit GCSE English and maths until they achieve a grade C or above.

School has become too regimented at the expense of enjoying learning, says incoming president of ATL

2 September 2013

New ATL president, Alison Sherratt, says too much schooling is now regimented and is about ticking-boxes and tests rather than giving children an excitement in learning and an education for life.

ATL congratulates students on GCSE results, but has concerns that the overall pass rate has dropped

22 August 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on GCSE results.

High stakes exams should not determine future of pupils, teachers and schools, says ATL

21 August 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, speaks ahead of tomorrow's GCSE results.

Great A-level results for students, but the government needs to do better with plans to reform A-levels

15 August 2013

Nansi Ellis, head of education policy at ATL, comments on today's A-level results.

ATL comment on revocation of FE teacher qualifications

13 August 2013

Martin Freedman, head of pay, conditions and pensions at ATL, comments on revocation of FE teacher qualifications.

ATL hopes for great A-level results, but fears for those who don't make the grade and for future students

14 August 2013

Speaking ahead of the A-level results, Nansi Ellis, head of education policy at ATL, says we hope for great A-level results, but fear for those who don't make the grade and for future students.

ATL comment on unemployment among young people

14 August 2013

Martin Freedman, head of pay, conditions and pensions at ATL, comments on unemployment among young people.

Stop tinkering with A-levels and create robust exams fit for purpose - ATL

12 August 2013

Nansi Ellis, head of education policy at ATL, speaks ahead of the A-level results.

ATL furious at behaviour of Howell's School's trustees

5 August 2013

Dr Philip Dixon, Director of ATL in Wales comments on the behaviour of Howell's School's trustees.

ATL comment on special educational needs education

31 July 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on special educational needs education.

ATL comment on support for English, maths and SEN teachers in FE

1 August 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on support for English, maths and SEN teachers in FE.

ATL comment on CBI report on skills shortages in the UK

31 July 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on CBI report on skills shortages in the UK.

ATL supports 'No More Page 3' campaign

26 July 2013

ATL supports 'No More Page 3' campaign

ATL comment on permanent and fixed-period exclusions figures from schools in England: academic year 2011 to 2012

25 July 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on permanent and fixed-period exclusions figures from schools in England: academic year 2011 to 2012.

ATL comment on poll on teachers' pay

24 July 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on a Populus poll on teachers' pay.

Single pay and job evaluation scheme for school support staff in all GDST schools agreed with ATL

23 July 2013

Joint press release from the Girls' Day School Trust and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers.

ATL comment on raising primary school standards and holding schools to account

17 July 2013

Plans are "a leap of faith" and will set schools up to fail, warns ATL general secretary Mary Bousted.

ATL comment on the School Food Plan

12 July 2013

Proposals to improve the quality and take-up of school food welcomed by Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)

ATL comment on government's plans for affordable childcare

16 July 2013

Nansi Ellis, head of education policy at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, says the government must ensure quality of care is not sacrificed to cost.

Rushed national curriculum still contains major flaws that will be bad for children - ATL

8 July 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, believes that the new and rushed national curriculum still contains major flaws that will be bad for children.

Rushing in a deeply flawed national curriculum is not good for children, schools, or businesses - ATL

7 July 2013

ATL general secretary Dr Mary Bousted comments on changes to the curriculum.

ATL warns it is getting harder to challenge discrimination in schools

5 July 2013

Speaking at Stonewall's education for all conference in London (today) ATL general secretary Dr Mary Bousted said it was getting harder for parents to know who to go to with problems of discrimination against their children with the advent of free-standing academies and free schools.

ATL comment on government plans for vocational and technical qualifications

4 July 2013

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL, comments on government plans for vocational and technical qualifications.

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