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Historic step forward: ATL and NUT to form a new union

22 March 2017
Today, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) announced that members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining to form a new union*. The union will be called the National Education Union.

AMiE comment on plans for grants to boost diversity in senior school leadership

04 March 2015
Peter Pendle, chief executive officer of AMiE, the Association of Teachers and Lecturers' leadership section, comments on plans for grants to boost diversity in senior school leadership.

AMiE comment on the DfE's new initiative to boost middle management in underperforming schools

25 February 2015
Peter Pendle, chief executive officer of AMiE, comments on Schools Minister David Laws' announcement that 100 middle leaders will be parachuted into underperforming schools in a bid to raise standards,

AMiE comment on Labour's school leadership pledges

23 February 2015
Peter Pendle, chief executive officer of AMiE, comments on Tristram Hunt's announcement of Labour's vision to drive up headteacher standards.

AMiE comment on National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers

19 January 2015
Peter Pendle, chief executive officer of AMiE, ATL's leadership section, comments on the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers.

AMiE comment on government's Talented Leaders programme

10 September 2014
Peter Pendle, chief executive officer of AMiE, ATL's leadership section, comments on government's Talented Leaders programme.

ATL/AMiE comment on allowing further education colleges to award higher technical and vocational awards

15 July 2014
Peter Pendle, chief executive of AMiE, comments on the Association of Colleges' proposals to allow further education colleges to grant higher technical and vocational awards at degree level.

ATL/AMiE comment on report on higher education funding in England

23 May 2013
ATL and AMiE welcome report from million+ group and London Economics, which calls for tuition fees to be immediately lowered to �6,000

ATL/AMiE comment on Labour's plans to drive up standards in FE colleges

21 May 2013
Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of ATL and AMiE, welcomes report highlighting the importance of both college education and training provided by employers.

AMiE comment on funding for further education in the Autumn Statement

05 December 2012
Bob Vesey, president of AMiE, the leadership section of ATL, comments on funding for further education in the Autumn Statement.