Independent Schools

Independent Schools is a termly newsletter for members working in the independent sector. It offers a digest of education news as it affects the independent sector.

Independent Schools summer 2014

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Published: April 2014

This issue leads with ATL's call for a fit and proper persons test for owners of independent schools, plus independent members playing their part in influencing MPs ahead of the general election.

Independent Schools spring 2014

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Published: January 2014

This issue leads with an account of a very successful independent schools conference in November, featuring talks on Michael Gove policy, inspections, and pirates. There is also an in-depth look at the results of ATL's yearly survey of the independent sector, showing many schools increasing pupil numbers and fees, but strangely not increasing wages for staff.

Independent Schools autumn 2013

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Published: September 2013

This issue of Independent Schools covers a deal with the Girls' Day School Trust and the possible effects of performance-related pay on the independent sector.

Independent Schools summer 2013

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Published: May 2013

This issue of Independent Schools covers feedback from independent sector members at ATL's Annual Conference in Liverpool, schools converting to free school status and ATL's asbestos warning.

Independent Schools spring 2013

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Published: January 2013

This issue includes the results of ATL's annual survey into pay and conditions, coverage of the independent schools conference and a look at appraisals

Independent Schools autumn 2012

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Published: September 2012

This issue includes coverage of ATL's successful action on behalf of member Rebecca Raven, who was dismissed from her job after telling her employers she was pregnant.

Independent Schools summer 2012

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Published: April 2012

This issue of Independent Schools covers feedback from independent sector members at ATL's Annual Conference in Manchester, the new Ofsted framework and advice on reporting misconduct cases.

Independent Schools spring 2012

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Published: January 2012

This issue includes coverage of ATL's day of action on pensions on 30 November 2011, and ATL's independent schools conference.

Independent Schools autumn 2011

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Published: September 2011

This issue includes coverage of ATL's day of action on pensions on 30 June 2011.

Independent Schools summer 2011

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Published: May 2011

This issue includes details of ATL's decision to ballot on industrial action over the government's pensions changes. Also included is an account of independent issues arising at ATL's Annual Conference, a successful campaign for compensation for members who lost their jobs after a school closed, and training for ATL reps and contacts in the sector.

Independent Schools spring 2011

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Published: January 2011

This issue includes coverage of ATL's independent schools conference, which took place in November, a round-up of ATL's independent sector pay and conditions survey, and an explanation of the new Equality Act.

Independent Schools autumn 2010

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Published: September 2010

This issue looks at the problem of employers asking for personal information. Also included are details of training oportunities, a chance to have your say on early years education and advance notice of the independent schools conference.

Independent Schools summer 2010

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Published: April 2010

This issue reports back from ATL's Annual Conference in Manchester, examines the Teachers' Pension Scheme and takes a hard look at the problem of asbestos in school buildings and the legal obligation that education establishments have to deal with it.

Independent Schools spring 2010

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Published: February 2010

This issue reports back from November's Independent Schools Conference, and takes an in-depth look at the findings from ATL's recent survey of pay in the independent sector, the most extensive ever carried out.

Independent Schools autumn 2009

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Published: October 2009

This issue includes an introduction to ATL's independent and private sectors group, takes a look at the how the group is helping to develop ATL's policy on CCTV in schools and explains how you can take part in the independent sector pay survey 2009.

Independent Schools summer 2009

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Published: June 2009

This issue includes an article on the inspection regime in independent schools, takes a look at the impact of the recession in the sector and highlights the union's success helping ATL members facing redundancy at a Norfolk school.

Independent Schools spring 2009

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Published: February 2009

To reflect the full spectrum of educational professionals who can now gain membership of ATL the name of this newsletter has changed from Independent Teachers to Independent Schools. This issue includes details of pay policies and salary scales, ATL's Independent Schools Conference and training for reps in independent schools.

Independent Teachers summer 2008

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Published: June 2008

This issue looks at the spread of surveillance cameras in independent schools, tests of fitness for those running schools and training and development.

Independent Teachers spring 2008

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Published: March 2008

This issue looks at last autumn's Independent Schools Conference, ATL's new guide Working in the Independent Sector, the new membership arrangements for independent school bursars, and elections for the Independent and Private Sector Advisory Group.

Independent Teachers autumn 2007

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Published: September 2007

This issue focuses on the principles behind performance management, ATL's recommendations for the independent sector, becoming a union learning representative and an historic victory for the union as a sacked member is reinstated.

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