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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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145 news items

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 11:01:30 -0700

The study by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers found that more than half of teachers in state schools – 57 per cent – had been faced with aggression from a pupil in the last 12 months while a quarter had been confronted by angry mothers or fathers.

The Independent

The Independent
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 07:26:15 -0700

Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: “We welcome the focus on underachieving children but would like to see it applied to all underachieving children, whatever their ethnic or socioeconomic background.

The Guardian (blog)

The Guardian (blog)
Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0700

According to a poll of more than 1,500 teachers by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), more than half of teachers in state schools have faced aggression from pupils in the last year, and more than a quarter have experienced it from parents ...

The Independent

The Independent
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: “If Nicky Morgan is committed to closing the gap for disadvantaged children the last thing she should do is to divide children into ability sets and use Ofsted to ...
 
The Independent
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 16:03:45 -0700

However, Nansi Ellis, assistant general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, argued: “While allocating places by ballot may seem fairer, it will make admissions to oversubscribed schools even more complex and is likely to lead to ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Mon, 01 Sep 2014 04:31:40 -0700

According to The Association of Teachers and Lecturers, 81 per cent of teachers felt they had not been given enough time to implement the targets set for the start of term. Reading between the lines, this sounds like the classic whining that can typify ...

ITV News

TES News
Thu, 28 Aug 2014 04:34:35 -0700

... out of 10 teachers said their school was not “fully prepared to teach the new curriculum” – which is supposed to be introduced this term – in the poll of 618 primary and secondary teachers carried out by the the Association of Teachers and ...

Plymouth Herald

Plymouth Herald
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:52:12 -0700

A concerning 45 per cent of these teachers also said they had received physical violence, while 84 per cent said they had been verbally insulted and 70 per cent said they had been intimidated or threatened. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers ...
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