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.
“The increase in the number of pupils suspended due to assaulting adults in schools is extremely worrying.
The NASUWT took a delegation of teachers to the 7th Education International World Congress in Ottawa, Canada between 21 and 26 July 2015.
Chris Keates: 'The Sutton Trust’s report findings come as no surprise'.
Chris Keates: 'After five years in Coalition, introducing policies and measures which eroded years of progress on equality issues, it is good to see the Prime Minister apparently recognising that there are now significant inequalities in pay to be addressed'.
Chris Keates: 'Ofsted’s Early Years report contains some sensible observations on the early years sector, which echo many longstanding concerns of the NASUWT'.