Recent surveys

ATL uses surveys to gather members' opinions and to help inform ATL's policies and negotiations.

Here are the results of some of our recent surveys:

Independent sector pay survey 2013

In autumn 2013, ATL carried out a survey of support staff and teachers in independent schools on pay and working conditions. See the detailed findings for support staff and teachers. Read more about the results here.

Support staff survey 2013

ATL conducted a survey of its support staff members, asking about pay, working conditions and how they are deployed. Download the full support staff survey results here.

Food for thought survey 2012

ATL with the The Children's Society and the NUT conducted a survey into school meals revealing alarming new evidence of hunger in schools, showing that nearly half of UK teachers are seeing hungry children coming into school, a new report from The Children's Society, released today (14 December) reveals.

Download the full Food for Thought: A survey on teacher's views on school meals here.

A risk averse mentality in schools and colleges - November 2011

ATL's April 2011 Conference passed a resolution calling for a survey amongst its membership to determine the extent of the loss of traditional activities, due to the growing trend towards a risk averse mentality in schools and colleges, which acts as a brake on pupil's preparation for life experience, constricts the curriculum and constrains activities.

It asked Executive to present these findings to government and to call on them to halt this misuse of risk assessment.

For more information, download a report on the survey findings.

Academies survey 2011

The survey, which covered a variety of topics including pay and conditions, the school, relations with management and teaching and learning, underlined the fact that it is still 'early days' for most academies. The medium and long-term impact on staff, school and pupils is therefore very difficult to foresee.

The changes undertaken so far have been rather marginal, whether in regards to terms and conditions, curriculum or anything else. Many of these changes could well have occurred - such as redundancies and the introduction of the EBac - could well have taken place if these schools had not become academies.

For more information, download a summary of the survey findings.

To find out if you can participate in any current surveys or how you can tell us what you think of our work visit our current surveys page.

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