ATL Conference 2012
Monday 2 April - breakout session
Breakout session 1: 14.00-15.30
Branch secretaries – strategic review
A chance for branch secretaries to contribute to the strategic review of ATL being undertaken by Executive. The session will be chaired by Peter Pendle, DGS
This session is for branch secretaries only
A discussion to identify the issues a move to local pay could raise for school teachers and will also focus on the difficulties members face in their areas/regions. In addition, we will discuss how best ATL can support branches and individuals if national pay bargaining is restricted or ended. The session will build on the findings of ATL's survey on local pay and feed into the evidence presented to the School Teachers' Review Body.
Leadership – conflict management
A workshop designed to help colleagues deal effectively with difficult people and situations. Suitable for all ATL members this interactive workshop will increase awareness and confidence in dealing with the more unpleasant sides of the job
An opportunity for support staff members to meet up with colleagues and discuss developments and concerns
An opportunity for members working in independent schools to meet up with colleagues and discuss developments and concerns
Oops! – helping children learn by accident
A learning zone for primary and secondary teachers and leaders of learning: helping children learn despite their best intentions to the contrary. Drawing on the principles of Mantle of the Expert, fantastic questioning, storytelling and sustained rapport, the trainer Hywel will share ideas and approaches that colleagues can take straight back into their classrooms
This session will look at the impact of domestic violence and other forms of gender based violence on children and young people. It will examine best practice in working with children and young people around disclosure and support and will help education professionals to identify and support children and young people who they work with in a practical way.
The changing face of employment law
On an almost daily basis the Government announces changes to employment law legislation and practice. At the same time they are revising areas directly affecting teachers. Over the coming 12 months teachers, and their union representatives in particular, face the challenge of familiarising themselves with a swathe of changes to amongst other things:
the way capability procedures will be followed.
the workings of the new Teaching Agency and revised safeguarding procedures.
amendments to more general employment law rights.
The aim of this session is to provide an outline to the changes already in place as well as highlighting forthcoming issues.
Join the ATL Future steering group for a discussion with student and newly qualified members on the key issues currently facing all early-career ATL members. The discussion will include induction and mentoring issues and the use of new technology. The steering group will also reflect on their work over the past year and share their campaign experience. Group discussions will explore and analyse ATL Future's role in these matters and set objectives for next year's ATL Future representatives.