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.
“This very detailed Report confirms that there is no evidence that schools in Birmingham have been infiltrated by extremists or have become breeding grounds for terrorism and radicalisation".
NASUWT General Secretary Chris Keates writes an open letter to the Prime Minister on trade union ballot announcement.
NASUWT comments on reports today that the Conservative Party will include in its manifesto a threshold of 50% member turnout in trade union ballots before they will be considered lawful.
“The NASUWT has always sought to engage constructively with the Secretary of State for Education and will continue to do so".
“The recommendation by the LGA is a welcome addition to the debate about how to overcome the democratic deficit which is blighting public education and undermining public confidence and trust in our schools".