The NASUWT, together with the other school workforce trade unions, have negotiated a trade union recognition agreement with ARK schools for consultation and collective bargaining purposes.

This provides the necessary structures for the NASUWT to meet with ARK at a national level and on a regular basis in the ARK schools National Joint Committee (NJC).

The NJC is where the trade unions meet with ARK to negotiate on pay, conditions of service issues, and policies and procedures for teachers and other ARK staff.