Advice and Resources

As the education union, ATL knows the importance of providing authoritative, relevant and practical information to benefit our members both professionally and personally.

Rights and conditions

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Maternity

This page sets out your entitlements under UK legislation on maternity leave and pay. Expectant and new mothers may be entitled to maternity leave, and statutory maternity pay, occupational maternity pay or maternity allowance.

Shared parental leave

New legislation from December 2014 introduced Shared Parental Leave for babies due on or after 5 April 2015. Adopters will have the same rights as other parents to Shared Parental leave and pay.
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Managing Teacher Workload

It is acknowledged that the quality of teaching is the critical factor in raising standards of learning. And yet teachers' workload has rocketed in recent years, leaving morale for many at rock-bottom.

Health and safety

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Well workplaces

The health of an organisation is founded on the welfare and well-being of those who work within it. Truly efficient and effective organisations tend to be happy places with low staff sickness absence.
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The role of safety rep

Most of us are aware that working in a poor work environment can be detrimental to health and performance. However, a poor work environment should not be viewed as a condition of employment. ATL members can change these conditions; as a health and safety rep, you can make your own workplace a better, safer and healthier place to work.
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Contractors

Changes in the way that schools and colleges are managed have resulted in the increased use of contractors on site, which can introduce new risks to the workplace.

Pay and pensions

FAQs

FAQs on teachers' pay in England and Wales

These FAQs reflect the current situation and will be updated as more clarification is given by the government.
Money

Previous sixth form colleges pay scales

These are the previous pay scales for sixth form colleges in England and Wales, in use before 1 September 2016.
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FE pay negotiations

Annual national negotiations on FE pay in England are conducted in the National Joint Forum (NJF) consisting of ATL and other recognised unions and the Association of Colleges.