Teaching union The Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) has launched a new resource and support-based website for those working within education.
“At a time when the demands on teachers are ever increasing, it is fantastic that the ATL have chosen to develop a resource which will provide educators with access to support and guidance on the very latest information on topics which are impacting young people in classrooms across the country.”
Ged Grebby, Chief Executive, Show Racism the Red Card
Today see’s the launch of the ATL’s ‘Safer Schools’ website; a brand new resource which aims to support those working within the field of education in dealing with the latest issues facing young people in their care.
The ATL's Safer Schools network brings together the expertise of leading organisations, practitioners and academics to signpost education professionals, young people and parents to resources, debate and support. Whether you want to know more about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), tackling Islamophobia or the prevalence of sexting in schools, the Safer Schools network can point you in the right direction.
The ATL believes that all those who work in education should have the support and information they need to enable them to become the best education professionals they can be. ATL has set up Safer Schools as a platform for education professionals, leaders, academics, young people, parents, practitioners and expert policy makers to come together in one place to discuss, debate and learn about a range of issues that affect our young people.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) has worked together with the ATL for a number of years, and the new website mirrors the type of face-to-face support that the union provides to its members; presenting information in an interactive and accessible format.
Organisations that will be joining SRtRC in contributing resources and guidance to the site include the NSPCC, Child Poverty Action Group, The Metropolitan Police, Stonewall and The Sex Education Forum.
SRtRC Chief Executive Ged Grebby was fulsome in his praise of the new initiative saying “At a time when the demands on teachers are ever increasing, it is fantastic that the ATL have chosen to develop a resource which will provide educators with access to support and guidance on the very latest information on topics which are impacting young people in classrooms across the country.”
“Show Racism the Red Card are delighted to be sharing expertise surrounding contemporary issues including Islamophobia and anti-immigration sentiment which we know will support teachers in capacitating young people to think critically about the information they are receiving and help to reduce the impacts of these issues in schools”
SRtRC would encourage all those working within an educatory and supportive capacity to visit the Safer Schools website and to draw on the wealth of information and support provided by this unique platform.