Teacher Unions

There are a number of different teacher unions which you can join. The main unions are outlined here:

National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers

  • The teachers' union to cover England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. NASUWT has members in all sectors of education and represents teachers in all roles including heads and deputies.
  • For more information visit www.nasuwt.org.uk

National Union of Teachers

  • The NUT is a professional association and a trade union that also provides access to a variety of conferences and reference materials for teachers and staff within the education sector.
  • Membership for students is free. For more information: www.teachers.org.uk.

Union for Education Professionals

  • This independent trade union caters for all workers in education, non-affiliation to any political party.
  • For more information visit www.voicetheunion.org.uk

Association of Teachers and Lecturers

  • ATL, formerly the Assistant Masters and Mistresses Association (AMMA), is a fully democratic, TUC-affiliated trade union and professional association.
  • For more information visit www.atl.org.uk

National Association of Head Teachers

  • The NAHT is the main association representing the interests of all school leaders.
  • It runs courses and conferences to support new initiatives and the implementation of policies.
  • For more information visit www.naht.org.uk