Speak out!

A blog from ATL

A school of 'second chances' shouldn't be a last resort

Inside the independent residential special school that treats its high-needs pupils as people first, not labels.

Is placing young children in ability groups “a necessary evil”?

The National Education Union recently commissioned research to find out how widespread the practice of using ability groups in the early years and key stages in English schools.

A Disabled Child’s Right to Play Music

OHMI Trust's objective is to remove the barriers to music-making faced by the physically disabled. For Disability History Month, they tell us all about their work.

Five things you should know about HIV

Rosalie Hayes, Policy & Campaigns Officer at National Aids Trust (NAT), explains five things you need to know about HIV this World AIDS Day (1 December), including the important role that schools can play in ending the negative impact of HIV.

"Houston, we have a problem"

National Education Union member Hank Roberts discusses the issues facing the union movement.

The Social Model of Disability

ATL Equality and Diversity Committee member, Jill Saunders discusses the impact of the social model of disability.  

Transgender awareness week

An ATL member shares their experiences of supporting trans pupils.

Teaching essential skills

Tom Ravenscroft, Founder & CEO of Enabling Enterprise, an award-winning social enterprise working with schools on developing employability skills, shares his experience.

'Black'

In the second of her Black History Month blogs, Shakila Said talks about her experiences with the word 'Black'

Putting an end to period poverty

Fourth Wave: London Feminist Activists tell us about their petition to provide free sanitary protection to all children in all schools and end period poverty.