Guides and factsheets

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ATL is unrivalled in the range and quality of its free printed and downloadable guidance and advice.

Use the filter to select the topics that are relevant to you, and to choose between our handy factsheets or longer guides.

TPS 2007: repayment of withdrawn pension contributions

This pension factsheet offers advice to teachers and lecturers who have withdrawn Teachers' Pension Scheme contributions, with guidance on how to make repayments.

Taking a drop in salary

This factsheet provides information on how to protect your pension benefits when your wage decreases.

Seeking and gaining recognition in the post-16 sector

ATL believes that trade union recognition represents the best way for staff to be involved in decision-making in their place of work.

TPS 2007: don't gamble with your pension!

This pension factsheet explains the advantages of the Teachers' Pension Scheme over a personal pension plan.

TPS 2007: pensions increases

This pension factsheet describes how cost of living increases are applied to your Teachers' Pension Scheme pension.

Mythbusters: rarely cover

Since September 2009 teachers have only been able to cover for absent colleagues rarely.

Redundancy in the FE sector (for reps)

This factsheet provides ATL reps in the FE sector with information about redundancy and the consultation process for FE members whose posts are at risk.

Protection of children and vulnerable adults in FE colleges (for reps)

This factsheet explains what ATL reps should expect colleges to have in place by way of guidance for staff and support for students.