The Dying to Work campaign would like to see terminal illness recognised as a ‘protected characteristic’ so that an employee with a terminal illness would enjoy a ‘protected period’ where they could not be dismissed as a result of their condition.
Over twenty charities and teaching unions, including ATL work together as the GCE UK coalition, delivering the Send My Friend to School campaign and undertaking parliamentary and advocacy work to remind world leaders of their promise that all children should get the chance to go to school.
Following on from our successful vision for inspection in schools, ATL has produced A New Vision for Inspection in Further Education.
ATL believes it's time for a radically different approach to school inspection.
The government's green paper, 'Schools That Work for Everyone', is a misguided attempt to return selection into the English schools system. ATL remains opposed to any further expansion of selection.
At a time when we have a lack of school places, qualification chaos, a lack of school leaders and head teachers, a teacher recruitment and retention crisis, as well as a crisis in teacher workload, ATL is concerned that the government is focusing on the type of schools and who runs them with this rush to academisation rather than trying to address these issues which will have a direct impact on children's education.
Many work-life balance issues can be addressed partly through training and development.
Excessive workload is one of the most serious issues facing the education profession.
The Education and Adoption Bill is now an Act having finished its passage through Parliament in February.
ATL's approach of debate not demand has secured an official memo from Ofsted setting out a list of paperwork and practices which inspectors DO NOT require schools to provide as part of the inspection process.