ATL often receives enquiries from members about what their responsibilities are when pupils wet or soil themselves in class, and what schools are required to do if a staff member does help a pupil change their clothes.
Once the government has given the go-ahead for a school to convert by issuing an academy order, there are a number of issues for members to consider. These are listed below.
The Workload Agreement guarantees teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales ten per cent of their timetabled teaching to be set aside as preparation, planning and assessment (PPA) time during the school day.
There are a number of things members in schools considering academy status can do and these are listed below.
Recognising what triggers aggressive and violent behaviour is a necessary part of your skills as an education professional.
It is common for teachers to offer private tuition to students. Before doing so, there are several important issues to consider, such as legal and insurance protection and health and safety issues.
Inspections of maintained schools and colleges are carried out by Ofsted in England, HM Inspectorate of Education in Scotland, the Education and Training Inspectorate in Northern Ireland and Estyn in Wales.
In recent years employers in schools and colleges have introduced technology as an aid for the monitoring and surveillance of employees.
Schools and colleges have a crucial role to play in educating children and young people for a sustainable future and being themselves an example of sustainable practices. ATL welcomes the government's initiative to transform every school into a sustainable school by 2020 and anticipates a similar initiative for our colleges and universities.
An employee can resign either forthwith or giving due notice stating clearly that the employer's conduct has been unreasonable.