Support Staff News

All Support Staff News e-newsletters published by ATL can be found on this page, ordered by date.


March 2016 - apply to become a member of ATL's Support Staff Members Advisory Group (SSMAG), maintained and academy sector pay 2016-18 and support the 38 Degrees e-campaign for a national salary for TAs & HLTAs and the TA standards back.

February 2016 - Maintained and academy sector pay update, public sector apprenticeship targets and ATL CPD.

January 2016 - Book for the support staff conference, information about pay scales and Mary Bousted's blog


September 2015 - TUC survey on job insecurity, a new SSMAG member and updates on pay and CPD

February 2015 - Exciting news from Open University, Soulbury Pay, CPD, SSMAG minutes

January 2015 - SSMAG vacancy, CPD events and ATL Future


December 2014 - more on next year's exciting conferences, plus details of the new pay spine

December 2014 - support staff conference correction bulletin

November 2014 - a conference special looking ahead at the two support staff conferences in 2015

August 2014 - includes information on further strike action called by Unison, GMB and Unite and Soulbury pay 2014/15

June 2014 - the latest on ATL's Shape Education campaign and information about the summer conferences

March 2014 - the latest on local government pay and ways to join in with ATL's Shape Education campaign

January 2014 - updates on the local government pay claim for 2014/15, the last meeting of the Support Staff Members Advisory Group, plus a new advice sheet on classroom observation


July 2013 - a brief update on local government pay and the Support Staff Members' Advisory Group

April 2013 - updates on maintained sector pay, and classroom observation and appraisals

March 2013 - information for support staff at ATL's 2013 Conference, plus details about term-time only (TTO) contracts and sick pay entitlement


November 2012 - News on local government and Soulbury pay for 2012/13, plus ATL's Supporting Yourself course and a survey on school libraries

May 2012 - find out how to apply to become a member of ATL's Support Staff Members Advisory Group (SSMAG), plus an update on LGPS negotiations and Supporting Yourself training

March 2012  - updates on maintained sector pay and the ongoing negotiations on LGPS


November 2011 - the results of the pensions ballot and news about the day of action on 30 November

September 2011 - with the latest on negotiations regarding the Local Government Pension Scheme and ATL training for support staff members 

June 2011 - includes a request for information about pay changes and a vacancy in ATL's Support Staff Members Advisory Group

May 2011 - with details of the industrial action ballot

January 2011 - including details of the government's decision to scrap the School Support Staff Negotiating body


October 2010 - details of the recent Support Staff Members Working Group and new dates for Supporting Yourself courses

August 2010 - feedback from the Examination Officers Association conference and news on pay and car mileage allowances

July 2010 - including pay and a members' survey


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