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 NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK has urged the Labour Party to seize the opportunity to develop a coherent and distinctive narrative on education.
The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK has condemned the Government’s attack on basic civil and human rights, including the right to education.
The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, has called on the Labour Party to help poverty proof the school day and ensure that no child is denied access to education opportunities on the basis of their parents’ ability to pay.
NASUWT have responded to the inclusion of quality education as one of the Sustainable Development Goals at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit.
At today’s (Saturday 19 September) largest gathering of supply teachers, members of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, pledged their support to the Protect the Right to Strike campaign.