The NEU is a union for all education professionals. We represent members in maintained schools, academies and free schools, independent schools, sixth form and further education colleges, education support services, alternative education provision settings, and early years settings.
Whatever your role, whether you’re a teacher, a lecturer, a middle leader, a head teacher, a trainee, a teaching assistant or a school librarian, NEU membership is open to you. Supply and agency teachers can also benefit from NEU membership.
If you are support staff, you are eligible to join the NEU but you should be aware that in maintained schools, only the local government unions (GMB, Unite and Unison) are recognised to collectively bargain on behalf of support staff.
It’s completely free for students and trainees to join the NEU, whether you’re at university or doing a school-based course such as School Direct or Teach First. Simply complete the short online join form to become a member today.
Once you complete your course and become an ECT (NQT in Wales), it will cost you only £1 to upgrade to full NEU membership. Whether you’re an existing student member or you’re new to the union, you’ll need to complete the same form in order to access the £1 offer.
Yes. The NEU is committed to supporting members on supply and agency contracts. Find out more about the NEU’s charter for supply teachers here.
When you join, we will ask you how many hours you work or anticipate working to identify the correct subscription rate for you. You can see the NEU full time and part time definitions here.
Please contact the membership team at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0345 811 8111, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm, if your working hours change or if you stop working.
Yes. The NEU is the union for all education professionals, including leaders and middle leaders. As a leadership member, as well as all the usual benefits of NEU membership, you will also receive Lead magazine, specialist CPD, and access to our online community for leaders to share ideas, support each other, and to network. Find out more about what the NEU has to offer Leadership members here.
The NEU works in partnership with our sister union, the EIS, in Scotland and there are no NEU representatives in Scotland. This means if you join the NEU and your workplace is in Scotland, all support and benefits will be provided by EIS. We will share the data you enter when joining NEU with EIS to enable them to provide these services. You may wish to join EIS directly instead of the NEU.
It’s important that you keep your details up to date. Please inform the union if your hours have changed, or if you’ve moved house or workplace. myNEU is the quickest and simplest way to let us know about changes to your personal or workplace details. You can also use myNEU to update your equality monitoring information.
Alternatively call the membership team on email@example.com or 0345 811 8111, Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.