The NASUWT offers development courses specifically for Black members, disabled members, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex (LGBTI) members, women members, and young members.

The NASUWT is actively seeking to improve the participation of under-represented groups in the running of the Union, and specifically encouraging members within traditionally under-represented groups to become Workplace Representatives and branch activists.

Our development courses are designed to:

  • give a flavour of what it is like to be an NASUWT activist;

  • to identify barriers that exist for young teachers, women, LGBTI, disabled and Black members; and

  • construct action plans both for members and the Union itself to remove those barriers.

The content of the development courses is essentially the same and is only changed periodically. It is therefore only appropriate for members to attend any one of these courses once every three years.