A World of Difference
NASUWT, The Teachers' Union, is not just the largest teachers' union, but no other union offers teachers more.
From professional advice and legal support to High Street discounts and free training, here's a sneak preview of what being part of the NASUWT means to our members.
To see the full range of services and benefits we offer, you can download our Membership Pack on the right/below.
More money in your pocket
As an NASUWT member, you can take advantage of a wide range of discounts and exclusive offers on your home, car, electrical goods, eating out, leisure activities, retail gift cards, holidays and travel.
Our Benefits and Services eZine features over 250 exclusive deals, a round-up of the best discounts and free prize draws that could easily cover the cost of your NASUWT subscription.
Helping you stay ahead
As well as our comprehensive FREE Training Programme, the NASUWT runs a programme of events and professional development seminars for all our members, including:
Here for you
We know that sometimes teachers experience financial hardship. Our members are eligible to apply to the NASUWT Benevolent Fund. Dependants of a member may also be eligible for support.
In addition to the Union’s employment-related services, through our partners we offer a complete legal package for you and your dependants and a range of insurance and other cover.
Supporting members like you
"When I moved into teaching, I found this was the most supportive union. When I compare the NASUWT to other unions, this is definitely the best."
Talk to us
Got a question about your pay, working conditions, maternity leave, your contract, or something else to do with your job? Whatever you need help with, our advisers are here for you.
NASUWT members in England can get support, advice and information on employment-related issues by contacting the Member Support Advice Team. Members in Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales can contact their respective National Centre for help and support.
Whatever you need help with, we're here for you.
Our promise to you [*]
- Ensuring your voice is heard
- Campaigning on issues that matter to you
- Supporting you at every stage of your career
- Nationally accredited CPD and professional courses
- Help when you need it
- Specialist legal assistance
- Exclusive benefits and services
- Thousands of High Street discounts
- World-class conferences and events
- Listening to you
- Protecting your rights at work
The NASUWT is committed to sustainability, including minimising the number of communications we print and post and using FSC-approved sources of paper where possible. This also includes converting to paperless conferences and events, using technology such as our website, mobile apps and QR codes.
As part of this effort, we constantly review and update our communications policy to best meet your requirements:
Since 2017, our primary means of communication with members has been the fortnightly Update electronic newsletter delivered direct to your inbox.
The NASUWT has been offering members exclusive online access to Teaching Today since 2013 and introduced FSC-approved paper in 2009.
The Benefits and Services newsletter is issued electronically once a month.
However, due to the highly regulated nature of trade union activity, there are some communications that we are obliged by law to send in hard copy format to comply with the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992 and the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1995.
Examples of these are ballots that cannot be carried out electronically, ballots for the political fund, elections appertaining to elected National Officer roles and schedules of local meetings. The NASUWT has been challenged about sending only electronic communications in terms of meetings where decisions can be made and is therefore obliged to send such notices via post.
To assist us in our efforts to be environmentally friendly, you can opt to receive some of our communications electronically only or read Teaching Today exclusively online. To change these preferences, please log into e-Membership service.
If you would like assistance to amend your other communications preferences, please email our Membership Team.
*Always read the small print – because no other union offers teachers more!
Insurance protection – a copy of the summary of cover can be obtained on request from NASUWT Headquarters.
Specialist legal assistance – legal and casework assistance is granted in accordance with the Union’s Casework Code of Practice/Rules of the Union.