Subscriptions - Membership Offers

The NASUWT offers special subscription rates for students, newly qualified teachers, and members on maternity/adoption leave, as well as rewards when you recruit new members.

Students, School Direct and Teach First

The NASUWT provides FREE membership to students taking any route to qualified teacher status for the full duration of their training.

If you are currently undertaking or are about to start your initial teacher training, it is vital that you join a teachers' trade union. You can join the NASUWT online or call our Membership Team on 03330 145550.

Teach First students moving into their newly qualified teacher period in the second year of their studies are entitled to our newly qualified teacher offer below.

Newly qualified teachers

A new teacher qualifying in 2020 would not pay the full subscription rate until 2023.

If you are a recently qualified teacher or student in your final year who either joins the NASUWT as a full member or converts to student membership, you will benefit from the following offer:

  • FREE NASUWT membership for the calendar year in which you qualify.
  • FREE membership for the next calendar year, if you agree to make future payments by direct debit.
  • Membership for the subsequent year at 50% of the full membership rate.

You can join the NASUWT online or call our Membership Team on 03330 145550.

On maternity/adoption leave? Get a discount

The NASUWT offers discounted subscription fees for members who are on maternity/adoption leave.

To discuss your options, please call the Membership Team on 03330 145550 between 8.00am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday.

Claim back tax relief on your subs

Full information about claiming professional fees and subscriptions is available on the government web page Claim tax relief for your job expenses.

Any guidance given by the NASUWT is advisory and has no binding force, as decisions on individual claims will depend on the individual facts and circumstances. The NASUWT does not recommend any particular organisation offering tax claims, as much will depend on particular individual circumstances.

The Brief Guide to Tax for Teachers below provides an outline of the various tax allowances that teachers may be eligible to claim under UK legislation.