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.
Following the launch by the Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan of a workload challenge for teachers, the NASUWT has written responding to the challenge and detailing immediate steps she can take to alleviate the burdens on teachers.
Empowering women and girls to achieve equality in education was the theme of a major conference organised in London today by the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK.
Chris Keates: 'Anti-Bullying Week provides an important opportunity to highlight the devastating impact which bullying can have on the lives of both children and adults'.
Chris Keates: 'Thankfully Ann’s family have been spared the anguish of a lengthy trial but nevertheless this will have been a tremendous ordeal for them and our thoughts are with them all'.
Chris Keates: 'If bullying in schools is to be eradicated, it has to be tackled in all its forms'.