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.
The National Education Union is run by its members for its members. Get involved in your union and you can help determine policy, play a key role in campaigning, attend events and conferences, and support your colleagues with issues at work.
The NEU is a campaigning union with a clear vision of what our education system should look like. You can get involved and together, we can shape the future of education for the benefit of teachers, support staff, leaders and pupils.
Equality is a key priority of the union, to ensure that its members have a voice in the union, in the classroom and in broader society, and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation. We believe that all children and young people should have equal access to a good school and an education system which treats staff and those they teach fairly.
Employment advice and legal support
Whether you need guidance about your employment rights or help with problems such as workload, bullying or accidents at work, with the National Education Union's unrivalled network of workplace reps, local associations and branches, regional and national offices, as well as an expert legal team and online help and advice , you can always find the help you need. We have a dedicated AdviceLine with professionals advisers.
Learning and professional development
We offer training and professional development opportunities to suit any role or career stage, with subjects ranging from behaviour management and pupil mental health, to SEND and classroom skills. A fantastic range of national and local CPD courses for all our members from managing behaviour to gender identity training and guidance as well as specialist training for reps and officers.
NEU Insurance protection
As a member, you receive free insurance protection and cover for everything from personal accidents, to loss of or damage to property, including teaching equipment and personal effects.
NEU rewards gives you more for your membership by providing you and your family with a wide range of money-saving benefits and services. This includes insurances, discount shopping, financial advice, mortgages and savings.