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

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.

ATL comment on benchmark ‘pass’ grade for the new GCSEs

Commenting on the pass grade for the new GCSEs, Association of Teachers and Lecturers general secretary (ATL), Dr Mary Bousted, said: 

FE in Wales: we keep rolling with the punches

The ever-changing landscape of Further Education keeps everyone who works in the sector on their toes, argues ATL Cymru President Lesley Tipping.

Grammar schools and selection

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.
Guides and advice

Standards in English primary schools: are they rising?

Standards are too important and too value-laden to be left to the whim of government ministers, says ATL.

Education for some, disruption for all

Ralph Surman, ATL's National Officer for Policy, examines some of the issues raised from the ATL fringe at TUC2016 in Brighton.

With so much to deal with in 2016, why debate a return to 1950s education?

So my first week as the new AMiE president – and the first of the new academic year – draws to an end. Glancing through the press this week, it’s clear that there will lots of to talk about over the coming months and I’m hoping you’ll join the debate.

Striking is a potent weapon - but one of last resort

I think it is safe to say that teachers and school leaders are very cross with the Government at the moment.

Addysg yn Gyntaf

Mae aelodau ATL ac AMiE wedi creu gweledigaeth ar gyfer system addysg yng Nghymru sydd ymysg y gorau yn y byd. Ein maniffesto, a grëwyd trwy ein hymgyrch Addysg yn Gyntaf, yw llais y proffesiwn addysg.

ATL Scotland Priorities for Education

Last autumn ATL members completed a survey and identify key issues of concern.