The National Education Union represents more teachers and support staff working in independent schools than any other union.

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    NEU in the independent sector

    NEU is the largest single union in the independent sector with over 30,000 members in 1,700 schools. We represent more teachers and support staff working in independent schools than any other union.

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    Pay in the independent sector

    As private businesses outside the national collective bargaining structure in the maintained sector, independent schools have greater freedom to set their own terms and conditions of employment.

Guides and advice

Download our useful guides to working in the independent sector.