Putting Teachers First is the philosophy and practice that has made NASUWT the largest teachers' union in the UK with over 270,000 members.
The NASUWT is the only TUC-affiliated teachers' union to represent teachers in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and has members in all sectors from early years to further education and represents teachers in all roles including heads and deputies.
The membership of serving teachers determines national policy, which is implemented by those elected to represent them.
NASUWT is not linked to any political party. It makes no donations either directly or indirectly. The Union's aim is to serve the best interests of teachers no matter what party forms the Government at national or local level.
NASUWT is deeply committed in working to influence the education policy of the Government and employers. NASUWT is a member of the TUC and is linked to other national and international trade union organisations and represented on a wide range of professional, educational and advisory bodies.
NASUWT has developed policies on many of the key issues affecting education and members' conditions of service. Our long-standing views on the funding of schools, the National Curriculum and our stance on violent and disruptive pupils, excessive workload and bureaucracy are now being adopted by others and heeded by Government.
A lack of qualified teachers and poor working conditions for teaches worldwide are highlighted in a report released on World Teachers Day by Education International.
October 5 is World Teachers' Day, an annual event to celebrate and highlight the vital work that teachers across the globe carry out every day to inspire, empower and support children and young people to achieve their potential.
TV presenter and stylist Gok Wan has praised the NASUWT’s Arts & Minds competition and said it should be rolled out to schools around the world.
With the approaching centenary of the end of World War One, it is important that schools are aware of the asbestos risks around artefacts from the period.
Supply teachers working with The Supply Register received the welcome news that all scales up to UPS1 will get the 3.5% pay rise recommended by the School Teachers Review Body (STRB).