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.
Chris Keates: 'We all aspire to ensure that all children and young people wherever they go to school have the highest standards of education'.
On Workers’ Memorial Day, the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, remembers Leeds schoolteacher and NASUWT member Ann Maguire on the first anniversary of her tragic death.
The NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, is marking Workers’ Memorial Day today (Tuesday) by highlighting the continuing concerns about the Coalition Government’s approach to health and safety, in particular its failure to address the hidden killer in our schools-asbestos.
Chris Keates General Secretary of the NASUWT: 'The Liberal Democrats are right to raise concerns about the cuts to the pay of those who are delivering vital public services'.
The NASUWT has congratulated Ahmed Jassam Salih Al-Shiblawi of the Iraqi Teachers Union (ITU) who has been announced as the winner of Education International’s Mary Hatwood Futrell Human and Trade Union Rights Award.