Guides and factsheets

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

Working with computers

This factsheet provides a detailed checklist of the minimum standards for workstations, including the factors that should be taken into consideration when using a laptop.

One-to-ones and lone working in educational settings

This factsheet aims to provide clear, practical guidance to ATL members who, in the course of their duties, may find themselves in one-to-one situations with children or vulnerable adults.

Administering medication

This factsheet covers your rights in terms of administering medication to pupils/students, and the factors that should be taken into consideration.

Payback time? What to do if your salary is overpaid

This factsheet advises you of your legal position if your employer accidentally overpays you.

Risk assessments

This factsheet covers all the most frequently asked questions about risk assessments, including the basic steps and risk assessments for things like stress and pregnant workers.

Health and safety issues for new and expectant mothers

This factsheet outlines the risk assessments and other considerations that are needed in the workplace for new and expectant mothers.

Lifting and carrying

This factsheet covers what lifting and carrying activities education staff should, and should not, be required to undertake and a checklist of what should be considered in a manual handling risk assessment.

TPS 2007: actuarially reduced benefits and phased retirement

This pension factsheet explains how your benefits will be reduced if you retire between the ages of 55 and 60 years without having been awarded premature or ill-health retirement, and issues surrounding phased retirement.

TPS 2007: improving your pension prospects

A pension factsheet setting out ways of improving your pension prospects, including investing your spare cash in the Teachers' Pension Scheme and buying into the teachers' Additional Voluntary Contribution Scheme.

TPS 2007: approaching retirement

This pension factsheet provides a guide to what to do on approaching your retirement, including how to apply to ensure that your benefits are paid on time.