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.
Chris Keates: 'This was a well-delivered, well-crafted speech with welcome warm words for the teaching profession'.
The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, has urged the Education Secretary to tackle the bureaucratic command and control structure in schools which is disempowering teachers.
Members of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, will hold the first of six days of strike action starting tomorrow (1 October) at Nugent House School in Billinge and St Catherine’s Secure Centre in St Helens.
Local, democratically accountable school commissioners should be introduced to help support schools to continue to raise standards, a new report published today by the IPPR think-tank recommends.
The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, has launched an advertising campaign aimed at parents and the public, highlighting the impact of the Conservative-driven Government education policy on children and young people.