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.
"It is important to recognise, and as the NASUWT has stated consistently, that many of the concerns expressed about statutory primary assessment are the direct result of their use in the current high stakes school accountability regime."
"The funding formula announced today will not be sufficient to offset the real terms funding losses over the period since 2010."
"The National Audit Office is just the latest body to warn of the deep teacher recruitment and retention crisis"
"The damaging impact of the Government’s public sector pay cap is confirmed in this report"
A motion moved by the NASUWT – The Teachers’ Union deplored the attacks on trade unionists