Joining ATL's Executive Committee
ATL's Executive Committee is elected every two years to run ATL and to develop every aspect of its policy, work and services.
The Executive Committee acts on resolutions passed at the annual Conference, and operates through a number of committees. The Executive Committee comprises around 63 members elected from electoral districts made up from local ATL branches, plus eight national officers (presidential sequence, honorary treasurers and honorary secretaries) and the AMiE president.
The full Executive Committee meets seven times a year in London and there are also sub-committee meetings, including finance, branch relations, policy council, independent schools, defence, and rules and procedures.
Executive Committee members are automatically members of Conference, and may also become lead members for parts of ATL's work.
There are currently vacancies on the Executive Committee for the 2012-2014 cycle in the following constituencies:
- AMiE (one vacancy)
- Cheshire (one vacancy)
- Merseyside (one vacancy)
If these vacancies are filled the successful candidate would take up office immediately.
There will also be vacancies in the following areas to take effect from 1 September 2013 as a result of the National Officer elections:
- Greater London (one vacancy)
- Nottinghamshire (one vacancy)
Candidates must be standard members of ATL, able to provide proof they are delivering education and be nominated by 10 others, all belonging to the relevant electoral division. Nominators are required to clearly indicate who they are nominating on the form provided, giving their name and ATL membership number (failure to include a membership number will invalidate the nomination).
You can make your nomination using this form.
Candidates must indicate their nomination acceptance by signing a statement to this effect. All nominations must be received by 12 noon on Wednesday, 22 May 2013 and should be addressed to Pat Ware at the London Office (7 Northumberland Street, London WC2N 5RD). Failure to submit the required documents by the date specified, as detailed in Clause 32 of the by laws, will render the nomination invalid.
A ballot will be held if the nominations exceed the number of available seats and within ten working days of notification all candidates may submit an electoral address (no more than 300 words), a recent photograph and some biographical details. Canvassing for candidates is permitted only in accordance with a protocol approved by the Executive Committee.
This is a statutory election and is being run according to ATL's by-laws. ATL has appointed an independent scrutineer: Popularis Limited, 6 De Montfort Mews, Leicester LE1 7EU. (Tel: 01162 542259, email firstname.lastname@example.org).
Copies of all the relevant forms, the canvassing protocol and ATL's by-laws are available from Pat Ware.