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.
Parents, teachers, head teachers, governors and other members of the public will this Saturday 18 May be taking part in the third of a series of Rallies for Education across England and Wales as part of a campaign to defend the education of children and young people.
Commenting on the letter sent to schools questioning the NUT/NASUWT joint pay policy checklist Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers’ union, said:
Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, speaks about the publication of think tank Reform’s report, ‘Must do better’...
Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union, comments on the publication of Ofsted’s framework for the inspection of local authority services
As part of a campaign to defend the education of children and young people, parents, teachers, headteachers, governors and other members of the public will be taking part on Saturday (11 May) in the next series of Rallies for Education following the hugely successful events in the North West on 27 April.
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