Do you care about ensuring that every child receives a broad and balanced education? Do you feel passionate about defending the professional autonomy of teachers and lecturers so that they can inspire young people from a wide range of backgrounds? Do you want to enrich your professional practice with a deeper understanding of some of the problems children and their families face?
If your answer to the above questions is yes, then you might like to think about joining ATL's equality network.
One of the purposes of the network is to help us evaluate educational policies and initiatives in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with regard to their impact on equalities issues. Based on our members' experiences, the network will also identify any gaps between policies designed to promote equality, dignity, fairness and justice and their implementation in practice, and suggest areas for development of union activity.
The network also encourages members to broaden their knowledge of equalities issues, respond to surveys and get involved with ATL's campaigning on equalities issues. If you would like to find out more, to join the network or to get involved in any of ATL's equalities campaigns, please email ATL equality officer Wanda Wyporska.