Press Releases

Press releases from ATL's media office.

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ATL on sudden administration of Walden School, Essex

25 July 2017
The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) are disappointed at the immediate closure of The Saffron Walden school in Essex last week (18 July).

ATL comment on maths for 16- to 18-year-olds

20 July 2017
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

20 July 2017
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

19 July 2017
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.

ATL comment on compulsory gender diversity training for college staff

18 July 2017
ATL comments on the reported calls for compulsory gender diversity training for staff working in sixth form and FE colleges.

Joint union statement on the latest Government school funding announcement

18 July 2017
ATL, NUT, GMB and Unison have released a joint statement on today's announcement by Government to pledge extra funding for schools.

ATL comment on Sutton Trust report on social mobility

12 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the new research by the Sutton Trust on social mobility published today.

ATL comment on teachers’ workload

11 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ (ATL) general secretary, comments on the Department for Education’s teacher voice survey.

ATL Durham TA members vote to reject council deal

11 July 2017
Durham teaching assistant members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) have rejected a proposed agreement from Durham County Council, after a long running dispute over loss of salary which would result in a move to term-time only contracts.

Teachers will be angered and children suffer with continued pay cap

11 July 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the news that most teachers will be held to a 1% pay cap for another year.