The NASUWT is the ONLY union dedicated to teachers.

  • be part of the only union dedicated to teachers and headteachers throughout the UK;

  • have access to national advice lines, dedicated National Centres in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales and a network of Regional Centres in England, all backed up with free specialist employment law advisers;

  • be eligible for accredited professional development and training, a nationwide programme of seminars for newly qualified teachers, leaders and supply teachers, and a series of equalities consultation conferences - all FREE;

  • be part of the collective voice of teachers lobbying and campaigning to protect and improve your professional status and working conditions;

  • be eligible for a range of exclusive member benefits, including insurance offers, High St discounts and legal services that puts money back in your pocket.

Here is a message from the NASUWT General Secretary Dr Patrick Roach as he explains why you should join NASUWT.

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"The NASUWT invests in the provision of free, high-quality education and training courses for all its members and representatives across the UK.
Members are the lifeblood of the NASUWT and our lay activists are the Union’s beating heart".

There are hundreds of resources and videos to help members at every stage in their career on our national website.

Visit www.nasuwt.org.uk for more information, including:-

  • How to join

  • Recruit a friend

  • Vaccinate to educate

  • Student hub

  • Coronavirus hub

  • Coronavirus FAQs

  • Pay scales

  • Performance Management/Appraisal

  • Training

  • Events

  • Conferences

  • NASUWT Crowdcast Channel

  • Webinars

  • Health and Safety

  • Mental Health Toolkit

  • Menopause Toolkit

Subscription fees 2022

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Here are the subscription rates for 2022, along with the payment periods and discounts for part-time and retired members.

Teachers who join the NASUWT for the first time will receive 6 months' FREE membership, providing they agree to pay by direct debit and provide their bank details.

The cost for a teacher working full time is £17.12 per month or £205.48 per year (including political fund) and this is less for part time teachers, depending on their contracted hours of work.

Unlike other Unions NASUWT has no hidden fees or local levies so you can rest assured that the NASUWT, the teachers' union, is the best value for money.

  1. The quarterly direct debit collections are in January, April, July and October

  2. The annual direct debit collection is in April, but for the period January to December

  3. One payment at £17.16 and eleven payments at £17.12

  4. One payment at £8.58 and eleven payments at £8.56

  5. One payment at £25.70 and three payments at £25.68

  6. One payment at £4.29 and eleven payments at £4.28

  7. One payment at £12.85 and three payments at £12.84

  8. This category of membership does not cover you for any teaching

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Comparison of teacher trade union subscription fees and benefits.

The NASUWT recognises that some members may be facing additional financial difficulties during the coronavirus pandemic, where members have been disengaged from their contracts or are no longer being offered work or are unable to accept it for health reasons or those of a loved one.

If this is the case for you then please contact the National Union by email at recruitment@mail.nasuwt.org.uk with the following information:-

  • Full name;

  • Membership number (or date of birth and post code if you cannot locate it);

  • Copy of letter/email from a school or supply agency confirming they will not be offering work or copy of letter/email from employer ending your contract.

NASUWT will see how they can help you.