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The most recent blogs, publications and stories from ATL.

Member voice

Ginger child in front of whiteboard

Why I'm voting YES: greater representation, credibility and clout

I have always enjoyed teaching and as an active ATL member, I enjoy being able to contribute to the education debate using the benefit of my 30-year experience as a teacher both in the state and the independent sector.
Kids in drama class

Why I'm voting YES: I love my union

I was one of the first trainees under the School Direct scheme in 2013. During my training, I was lost - we didn’t fit well into the world of initial teacher education, and no one seemed to care. We were guinea pigs. I had an awful start to my NQ year and was on the verge of leaving teaching.
Children running in the playground

Why I'm voting YES: we need a strong and united voice

This is my 41st year working in primary education. I took early retirement from a headship eight years ago, but after unexpectedly losing my husband shortly after, I returned to the classroom as a specialist numeracy intervention teacher.

Latest press releases

ATL comment on the Conservative Party Manifesto

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “The Conservative Manifesto recognises the multiple crises education faces but clearly doesn’t understand the scale of action needed.

ATL comment on the Liberal Democrats’ education plans

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Liberal Democrats’ plans for education.

ATL comment on the Labour Party’s manifesto

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Labour Party’s manifesto plans for education.

Report and ELM

Report

May 2017

Speaking up for education: ATL members tackle a whole range of issues at Annual Conference.
ELM

February 2017

Shape the future: why you should vote for a new union.
ELM

April 2017

The 60-hour week: why we need to tackle workload.

Newsletters

Being a Rep

May 2017

This issue looks at the new DfE advice on workload, school cuts, pay, ATL summer rep conferences, 2017 rep award winners, working with cancer, new union and more.
Independent schools

May 2017

This issue looks at new union, Annual Conference and driving school vehicles policies.
Post-16 news

January 2017

This issue looks at FE pay, the Area Reviews and the new union proposals.