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ATL
ATL union logo.png
Full name Association of Teachers and Lecturers
Founded 1978 (1978) (merger of AAM and AMA)
Members 198,102 (2013)[1]
Affiliation EI, TUC, ICTU
Key people
Office location London, England
Country United Kingdom
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.

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.[2]

Annual Conferences from 2009[edit]

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

General Secretaries from 1978[edit]

See also[edit]

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External links[edit]


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1534 news items

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:45:00 -0700

Jill Stokoe, education policy advisor at the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said teachers have too much work already to consider taking up extra work marking. She said: “One of the reasons teachers can't become examiners is because they already ...

Telegraph.co.uk

Telegraph.co.uk
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 08:22:30 -0700

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: "The latest fixed-term and permanent pupil exclusion figures make for worrying reading. Permanent exclusions are a tragedy for those children and their families and ...

The Independent

The Independent
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 10:04:10 -0700

Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: “The Chancellor cannot continue to hold teachers' pay behind private sector pay and expect teaching to remain an attractive profession. “It would be a recipe for ...

East Anglian Daily Times

East Anglian Daily Times
Thu, 30 Jul 2015 22:05:14 -0700

However Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), felt the figures nationally made “worrying reading”. “Permanent exclusions are a tragedy for those children and their families and we must find a way to prevent ...

Full Fact

Full Fact
Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:30:00 -0700

It was based on analysis by education union the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), mentioned in a speech at their annual conference. There has been an increase in teachers not showing up in the pension records a year after qualifying (meaning ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Thu, 09 Jul 2015 23:00:00 -0700

In the first budget of this parliament, the chancellor, George Osborne, restricted pay rises in the public sector to 1% for the next four years – a move that will affect teachers' salaries. Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers ...

BBC News

BBC News
Sun, 12 Jul 2015 22:06:40 -0700

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, said: "While schools do offer many benefits, including the potential for an easier transition into reception and beyond, they are not necessarily geared up to support very ...

Mirror.co.uk

Mirror.co.uk
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 14:21:06 -0700

The number of pupils attending state-funded secondary schools in England is set to peak at 3.3m within a decade - the highest for more than 20 years. The overall number of pupils in state-funded schools in England is also projected to rise, jumping by ...
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