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Member voice

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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 maths for 16- to 18-year-olds

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the news that the Government is not going to make maths compulsory for 16- to 18-year-olds.

ATL comment on exclusion figures

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary for policy at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the latest permanent and fixed-period exclusions in England: 2015 to 2016 published by the DfE today.

ATL comment on DfE EBacc announcement

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary of policy at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), says the Government's response to the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) consultation is unacceptably late and woefully inadequate.

Report and ELM

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The money issue: the funding crisis facing schools and the realities of performance-related pay.
Speaking up for education: ATL members tackle a whole range of issues at Annual Conference.
Shape the future: why you should vote for a new union.


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ATL Support
This issue takes a look back at the recent Support Staff Conference and Annual Conference, the 2017 Rep Award winners, and ATL's successful agreement with Coventry Schools.
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Post-16 news
This issue looks at what the National Education Union means for post-16, Government FE plans in the Budget and the Skills Plan.
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ATL Cymru
Meet the new ATL Cymru Director, Keith Bowen.