NASUWT is the largest teachers' union in the UK.
The Union provides a wide range of services including high quality support, advice and representation for members; legal representation; national and regional training programmes and professional seminars and conferences.
NASUWT strongly believes that no teacher or Initial Teacher Training (ITT) student should enter the classroom without the essential legal and professional cover that the NASUWT provides.
The NASUWT also organises its members locally at workplace level around the issues they tell us matter to them. The campaigns we run are continuing to make real improvements to teachers' working lives. The current campaign to protect hard won conditions of service and to defend our members against detrimental pay and performance management policies has been most successful where members have supported each other and taken a stand against damaging practices.
NASUWT makes it clear that it is politically independent. 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.
For many years the NASUWT has also been highlighting the issue of disruption, harassment and violence in schools. The NASUWT continues to be the teachers’ union supporting members to defend their right to work in an environment free from violence and disruption.
As other issues emerge such as the pressures of OFSTED; pernicious accountability regimes in schools; and increasing workload, NASUWT will continue to highlight, negotiate and take action in the interests of members.