Newly Qualified Teachers
The NASUWT welcomes new teachers to the profession. The offer of free membership for students extends to newly qualified teachers who decide to join the NASUWT or convert their student membership to full newly qualified teacher membership. As a member of NASUWT you will be entitled to a range of services to support your career.
New teacher seminars
A major element of the NASUWT newly qualified teachers' support package are the free seminars the Union provides for new teachers.
The NASUWT currently run seminars for new teachers at 3 key periods within the first year after qualification.
Every August all NASUWT newly qualified members are invited to attend our FREE Preparing For Your First Teaching Post one-day seminars after completing their ITT training but prior to taking up their first teaching post.
The seminars aim to give new teachers the confidence to arrive at school for the first day of their new career believing that they are properly equipped to deal with any situation they may be faced with. Dates for Augusts 2013 seminars will be available soon and qualifying teachers will also be able to register for the August 2013 seminars online from this page from early 2013.
The NASUWT also hold a new teacher seminars in November every year after new teachers first term in the classroom and then a seminar in June of every year after new teachers have completed an academic year of teaching.
The new teacher seminars that took place in June 2012 for those people coming to the end of their first year of teaching discussed the Coalition Governments reforms and cuts to education, what had gone well and not so well for new teachers in their first year of teaching and there were also a number of practical workshops to aid new teachers CPD, from managing behaviour in the classroom, stress management, discussing how teachers can remain safe when using social networking sites and using your voice effectively in the classroom.
The earlier November 2011 seminar was targeted at those members that had qualified in 2011 and were coming towards the end of their first term as a qualified teacher.
This seminar discussed the NASUWT's impending role in the National day of action on 30 November 2011, the NASUWT's action short of strike action and also specifically how the induction year was going so far.
The seminar also provided CPD for members including new sessions on 'winning that teaching job'.
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How to contact the NASUWT
The NASUWT has an excellent network of local officers, regional staff and legal advisors which means that there is always somebody there to give advice to newly qualified teachers. It is important that NASUWT newly qualified members know who their Local Association Secretary and National Executive Member are as well as having the contact details for the appropriate Regional/National Centre.
Discounted membership subscription rates for Newly Qualified Teacher's
NASUWT recognises that the last thing new teachers want to be worrying about is finance. We also recognise the importance of new teachers receiving first-class legal and professional cover as they enter the profession. The NASUWT therefore offers specially discounted rates to all newly qualified members taking up the benefits of NASUWT full membership, to find out more go to Reductions for New Teachers.
News and Resources
The NASUWT produces a comprehensive package of support for newly qualified members of the Union. The support the Union provides includes highly informative guidance publications and are predominately nation specific;
- The NASUWT's Induction Planner, provides guidance to new teachers embarking on their new teaching careers on the induction process that they will have to go through once they have gained a suitable post. The Induction Planners are nation specific and hold information about each nations specific Induction/Probation systems for new teachers;
- The NASUWT has produced guidance to support Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) in England in the use of the Teachers’ Standards to assess their progress and performance at the end of the statutory period of induction. Visit the Teachers Standards in Induction page to access this information.
- the Union's leaflet Know your Rights which sets out the key rights new teachers should expect to receive when entering into their first teaching positions;
- Starting Out' which offers important advice about starting out in a teaching career;
- Sink or Swim: Learning lessons from newly qualified and recently qualified teachers: Is NASUWT commissioned research into the experiences of new teachers in recent years.
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Have Your Say
The NASUWT encourages all new teachers to join the Union's social networks by liking the NASUWT Facebook pages and following the Union and the General Secretary on Twitter. At the same time the Union are keen to ensure that new teacher members are aware of the practicalities of using social networking sites now that you are practitioners, as such the NASUWT has worked with Childnet International (new window) to support the production of guidance for NQTs and Trainee Teachers on social networking. The guides are designed to support your personal use of social networking sites, keeping you, your students, and your job safe. They will help you understand the e-safety issues within schools, as well as find advice for your own use of technology. There are two guides: Social Networking- a guide for Trainee Teachers and NQTs and Teachers and Technology- a checklist for Trainees and NQTs.