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Professional Bodies

NAS/UWT

The NASUWT (National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers) is a trade union representing teachers, including headteachers, throughout the United Kingdom. It is the country's largest teaching union

The NAS aims to safeguard and promote the interests of teachers, to ensure recognition of the social and economic responsibilities of teachers, and to ensure their representation on matters concerned affecting education, with both the Local Education Authorities (LEA's) and Government.

The NAS is well organised and is strong in its support of teachers in terms of their pay and conditions of service as well as offering support to members who face disciplinary action.

At school level the NAS rep is [to be confirmed]. He is there to provide advice support and offer a school voice for members. In addition there is support offered at local regional and national level. The NAS is the largest union in school .

Teaching is a difficult and responsible job and unfortunately even the best teacher can find themselves facing allegations of misconduct and possibly disciplinary action or criminal proceedings. In view of this it is commonly accepted that all teachers should belong to a recognised Trade Union.

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NEU

The NEU (National Education Union) is a trade union, recently combined from the ATL and NUT, that represents teachers including Head Teachers throughout the United Kingdom.

The aim of the NEU is to safeguard and promote the interests of teachers and to ensure their recognition as well qualified professionals. The NEU has a longstanding tradition of supporting its members both in terms of their pay and working conditions as well as offering support to member who face disciplinary action.

At school level the NEU rep is Ros Hobson who can be contacted via the Creative and Expressive Arts' (Music) Faculty. She is there to provide advice and support for all NEU members. Further support is also offered at a local and regional level. It is the NEUs wide spread belief that all teachers should be belong to a recognised trade union.

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