Press Releases

Press releases from ATL's media office.

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ATL comment on the Liberal Democrats’ education plans

17 May 2017
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

16 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Labour Party’s manifesto plans for education.

Unions ask Parliamentary candidates to pledge to raise school funding

14 May 2017
The NUT, ATL, NAHT and GMB are asking every candidate in every constituency in England and Wales to promise that they will address the funding crisis in our schools, which will see schools facing cuts of up to £3 billion a year by 2020.

ATL comment on Labour Party’s education plans

10 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Labour Party's education plans.

UK's largest academy trust's caretaker cuts pose serious risk to pupils

10 May 2017
Education unions [1] issued a warning over plans announced today (Tuesday) by an academy chain to slash £1.4 million from its schools’ estates budgets.

Conservatives’ mental health proposals are just sticking plasters

08 May 2017
Theresa May’s proposals to teach children more about mental wellbeing are too little and chronically unambitious says Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) general secretary, Dr Mary Bousted.

ATL comment on the dice being loaded against poorer pupils going to grammar schools

05 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on Education Datalab’s report on the percentage of poorer pupils going to grammar schools.

Unions issue final warning to school academy chain over cutbacks

05 May 2017
An academy chain with schools in the East Midlands and Yorkshire & Humberside is facing possible action from eight education unions over plans to axe support staff.

ATL comment on Government response to the House of Commons Education Committee’s report on the recruitment and retention of teachers

02 May 2017
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on the Government’s response to the House of Commons Education Committee’s report on the recruitment and retention of teachers.

SATs are critically flawed - ATL

01 May 2017
Primary assessments and the way they are used to hold schools to account are critically flawed and our children deserve better, says Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).