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. Previous years’ subscription rates are also included to enable you to claim back tax relief.

Students, School Direct and Teach First
Newly qualified teachers
On maternity, shared parental or adoption leave
Claim back tax relief on your subs

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 email our Membership Team.

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

Newly qualified, early career, beginning and probationer teachers

A new teacher qualifying in 2024 would not pay the full subscription rate until 2027.

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 email our Membership Team.

On maternity, shared parental or adoption leave

The NASUWT offers discounted subscription fees for members who are on maternity, shared parental or adoption leave.

To discuss your options, please email our Membership Team.

Please have the start and finish dates of your maternity, shared parental or adoption leave available when you contact the Membership Team.

The maternity leave subscription discount can only be applied when members inform us they are going on maternity leave. The discount cannot be provided retrospectively for periods of maternity leave previously taken.

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.

Subscription rates in previous tax years

Please log in using the button at the top of the page to see details of subscription rates charged in previous years.

If you have never logged in before or you have forgotten your password, you can use the Forgotten Password facility.

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