Including tackling workload, the latest on the recommended pay increase, and small steps you can take to improve mental health.
This issue includes ATL and AMiE 2017 Workplace rep of the year awards, teachers' pay 2018, and the recruitment, retention and workload crisis.
Members speak out on the issues that matter to them at the last ATL Conference, how teachers are cutting their hours to manage workload, and advice on the rules around using force to control and restrain students
The Spring 2018 issue of the ATL Support newsletter.
THAT Conference notes with concern the rise in the numbers of education professionals who have cut their employed hours from full time to part time in order to try to regain an effective life-work balance. Conference also notes that often these part-time workers still work fulltime hours.
THAT Conference notes that the recent independent sector survey shows an ever-increasing workload for members across the whole of the independent sector.
THAT Conference notes with concern the increasing workload placed on middle leaders and TLR-holders in schools.
Conference therefore instructs the Executive Committee to put forward to the Joint Executive Council that the Joint Executive Council:
THAT Conference recognises all the hard work our support staff members across all sectors are doing, but is alarmed by the discrepancies in expectations and workloads that they are facing.
THAT Conference recognises the impact that the dissemination of programmes of study, the creation of schemes of work, mid-term schemes of study and lesson plans place on the workload of our members, and in most cases this produces a tripling of work.
Workload rising: As excessive workload increases, we offer you ways of lightening the burden.
Funding falling: Schools and colleges will continue to struggle unless all parts of education are properly funded.