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Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL)
ATL union logo.png
Full name Association of Teachers and Lecturers
Founded 1978 (merger of AAM and AMA)
Members 121,425[1]
Country United Kingdom
Affiliation Education International, Trades Union Congress, Irish Congress of Trade Unions
Key people Hank Roberts, President
Mary Bousted, General Secretary
Office location London, England
Website www.atl.org.uk

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) is a trade union, teachers' union and professional association, affiliated to the Trades Union Congress, in the United Kingdom representing educators from nursery and primary education to further education. Approximately 120,000 individuals belong to the union (apart from those professions included in the name, education support staff and teaching assistants are also members), making it the third largest teaching and education union in the UK. ATL has members throughout England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and British Service schools overseas.

Governance and administration[edit]

ATL is led by its Executive Committee who are assisted by a General Secretary. All senior officers and officials are elected by an Association wide ballot and the overall direction is determined by the Annual Conference which has delegates from each branch.

The ATL President serves a one-year term. From September 2009, Lesley Ward. From September 2010, Andy Brown. From September 2011, Alison Robinson. From September 2012, Hank Roberts is the President of ATL. The current ATL General Secretary is Dr Mary Bousted.

History[edit]

Striking teachers and public sector workers march down the Kingsway, London, flanked by police on June 17, as part of the 2011 United Kingdom anti-austerity protests.[2][3]

The origins of ATL go back to 1884 when 180 women met to create the Association of Assistant Mistresses (AAM). These women worked in schools founded for higher education of girls. Their concern was primarily for the pupils. However, in 1921, the AAM appointed representatives to the newly formed Burnham Committee on Salaries in Secondary Schools.

1891 saw the formation of the Association of Assistant Masters in Secondary Schools (AMA). Its purpose was to protect and improve the conditions of service of secondary teachers. Between 1899 and 1908 it played an influential part in obtaining security of tenure for assistant teachers through the Endowed Schools Act.

Then in 1978 AAM and AMA merged to form the Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association (AMMA) with a membership of approximately 75,000. The name was changed in 1993 to the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL).

ATL affiliated to the TUC in 1999.

In January 2011, the Association for College Management merged into ATL.[4]

Annual Conferences from 2009[edit]

  • 2009 Liverpool
  • 2010 Manchester
  • 2011 Liverpool
  • 2012 Manchester
  • 2013 Liverpool
  • 2014 Belfast

General Secretaries from 1978[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

http://www.atl.org.uk/about/how-atl-works.asp

External links[edit]


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ITV News

ITV News
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:18:45 -0700

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers said even more (81%) of teachers felt they had not been given enough time to implement the targets. Changes include the requirement for pupils to learn their 12 times table by the age of nine, and students ...

ITV News

ITV News
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:18:45 -0700

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers said even more (81%) of teachers felt they had not been given enough time to implement the targets. Changes include the requirement for pupils to learn their 12 times table by the age of nine, and students ...
 
Financial Times
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:56:15 -0700

UK unions, however, point to Sweden's declining results in the OECD's Pisa tests and cast doubt on its free school reforms. Mary Boustead, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, warns: “If you are looking anywhere for ...
 
Times Higher Education
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 16:15:00 -0700

The Association of Teachers and Lecturers has been warning the government for years that most teachers who don't become senior leaders will have their student loans written off. Now it seems that close to 50 per cent of all loans will not be repaid ...

The Independent

The Independent
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:54:57 -0700

Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), said: “David Hoare has already shown a positive interest in the development of children through his recent work. He quickly needs to address the pressure placed on ...
 
TES News
Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:34:10 -0700

And Simon Stokes, policy adviser with the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said "too many people were being caught in the higher tax band". "Most people wouldn't class themselves as being higher rate taxpayers, they don't see themselves in that ...

The Independent

The Independent
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:54:44 -0700

Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, added: “We believe that scrapping coursework as a component of final grades so that everything hangs on how students perform in two-hour end-of-course exams ...
 
Daily Mail
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:48:45 -0700

An article about the pay of NUT general secretary Christine Blower in an early edition yesterday wrongly attributed a threat of further strike action to Mary Bousted, the general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers when, in fact, the ...
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