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We can and must do better for our primary children – ATL responds to primary assessment consultations

22 June 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL comments on the Association of Teachers and Lecturers’ (ATL) response to the Government consultations - Primary Assessment in England and the Rochford Review recommendations.

ATL to ballot Durham teaching assistants over revised offer from council

21 June 2017
Durham County Councillors have voted today in favour of a revised offer being given to teaching assistants.

ATL comment on skills and the Queen’s Speech

21 June 2017
The Queen’s Speech was a missed opportunity for the Government to show it fully understands the importance of skills, says Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ASCL, ATL, NAHT and NUT joint statement on the Queen’s Speech

21 June 2017
Responding to the Queen’s Speech today and the announcement of the Government’s legislative programme for the next two years, ASCL, ATL, NAHT and NUT issued this joint statement.

Queen’s Speech needs to be good for children and young people, say ATL and NUT

21 June 2017
The Queen’s Speech needs to set out a Government programme which is good for education to give children and learners the best chances in life, say the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and National Union of Teachers (NUT).

Fire Brigade and Teaching Unions demand answers to fire safety in our schools

20 June 2017
The Fire Brigades Union (FBU), National Union of Teachers (NUT) and the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) seek urgent reassurances about fire safety in schools in light of the tragic and avoidable fire at Grenfell Tower last week.

Joint ATL/NUT comment on General Election 2017

09 June 2017
As the dust starts to settle on the General Election it is clear that the Conservatives do not have the support of the country for their promises on education.

Joint ATL/NUT statement: school cuts a priority after the election

07 June 2017
The problems for our schools are very real and very immediate, ranging from no money for glue sticks right up to considering closing earlier in the day simply to save money. All parties should commit to tackling this growing crisis.

Election promises on school funding – do the Party pledges cut it?

29 May 2017
Today’s major relaunch of the School Cuts website shows what the manifestos of the main political parties will mean for every individual school in England.

ATL comment on the Conservative Party Manifesto

18 May 2017
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.