Support Staff

ATL represents more than 20,000 support staff members across the UK in the maintained, academy, free school, independent, further education, sixth form and university sectors, and this figure is growing all the time.

As a modern trade union, ATL believes in the ethos of the school and college community and that the contribution of all staff is equally important.

ATL welcomes into membership all professionals working in the education sector: teachers, teaching assistants, examination officers, technicians, librarians, lecturers, managers, administrators and ancillary staff.

Support staff conference 2017

This years’ ATL support staff conference will take place on Saturday 20 May, and will be held in London. On the day, ATL President Shelagh Hirst and Deputy General Secretary, Peter Pendle, will talk about 'ATL and support staff', followed by questions.

Support staff conference 2017

This years’ ATL support staff conference will take place on Saturday 20 May, and will be held in London. On the day, ATL President Shelagh Hirst and Deputy General Secretary, Peter Pendle, will talk about 'ATL and support staff', followed by questions.

Support staff charter

ATL believes that all school support staff play a vital role in the education of our children. But all too often, support staff are not viewed this way by other education professionals.

Support staff charter

ATL believes that all school support staff play a vital role in the education of our children. But all too often, support staff are not viewed this way by other education professionals.

SSMAG

ATL's Support Staff Members Advisory Group (SSMAG) provides advice and guidance to ATL's Executive Committee (EC) and officials on all matters relevant to our growing number of support staff members who are employed in the maintained, independent, academy and post-16 sectors of education.

SSMAG

ATL's Support Staff Members Advisory Group (SSMAG) provides advice and guidance to ATL's Executive Committee (EC) and officials on all matters relevant to our growing number of support staff members who are employed in the maintained, independent, academy and post-16 sectors of education.

Latest news

ATL publishes a termly newsletter for our support staff members, plus regular electronic updates on breaking matters.

Latest news

ATL publishes a termly newsletter for our support staff members, plus regular electronic updates on breaking matters.

Support staff advice

Our members join as trainees, newly qualified teachers, teachers, lecturers and support staff and stay throughout their careers; with AMiE, our leadership section, providing a bespoke service to managers and leaders.

ATL values the highly complex and highly professional job you perform every day. We understand and will fight for the issues that are important to you.