ATL's Equality Policy

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are integral core beliefs at ATL. These beliefs inform everything we do from policy decisions to national campaigns; ATL is committed to representing the diversity of its membership and the students they teach.

What’s it like to be an LGBT+ student in 2017?

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. Since then, legislation may have brought equality in law, but have societal attitudes towards LGBT+ people caught up?

Small gestures, big effects

Ahead of this Saturday's Pride events, ATL member Ian McClary, from Bryanston School, Dorset, shares his experiences as a gay, Christian teacher.

Gender Conflict

This exciting session looks gender conflict in young people, focusing best practice responses for the Local Authority, Senior Leadership Team, education practitioners and parents.

Pupils subjected to hate crime and speech while at school - ATL poll

Monday 10 April EMBARGOED UNTIL 00.01 HOURS, TUESDAY 11 APRIL 2017.

Send My Friend to School

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.

Trans and gender questioning pupils

This guidance sets out some of the first steps you can take to support gender variant or questioning pupils, and the resources available to help you.
Motion #45
Wed, 2017
  • Berkshire

THAT Conference believes education in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) should follow a play-based curriculum, and recognises the value of play as vital to the development of creativity, social skills and physical coordination.

Motion #33
Tue, 2017
  • Berkshire

THAT Conference is concerned that the HPV infection is often only discussed in view of its associated risk of cervical cancer and that the NHS currently vaccinates only girls aged 12 to 13 throughout schools in the UK.

Motion #32
Tue, 2017

THAT Conference finds all forms of child abuse abhorrent and is very concerned about honour-based abuse practices such as FGM, forced marriage and breast-ironing. Child abuse related to faith and belief is also deeply concerning.