Terms and conditions of membership

Here are the terms and conditions for joining the National Education Union.

For the privacy policy for the National Education Union website, see this page.

So that we can offer you full support, you must ensure that you take out, and pay for, the correct category of membership.

As with any other union, we are unable to offer representation or assistance including legal advice with problems that arose before you joined the National Education Union.

If you leave the National Education Union we will not be able to assist you with support or legal advice. 

You are responsible for ensuring that your home, work and other contact details are up to date.  

Membership subscriptions are for the academic year. If you choose to pay in instalments, the full fee for the annual membership is still due even if you wish to leave before the end of the membership year.  No refunds are available.

If you undertake any private work or are self-employed the National Education Union is unable to offer liability insurance and professional indemnity cover as part of your membership. 

If your membership is resigned, lapsed or cancelled and you wish to rejoin you may do so but you will not receive a special offer rate if you join within 36 months of the date you cease to be a member. 

The £1 offer is available to newly qualified teachers.  The £1 subscription is payable by direct debit and provides you with full membership of the union during your NQ year from September to August. You will be entitled to a further period of discounted membership following the £1 offer. The union will write to you to advise you of the further offer.

The current 75% off join offer is valid for payment by direct debit instalments only and is not available to those who have had previous membership of ATL/AMiE, NEU or NUT within the last 36 months.

For existing members only, if you are taking a break from employment you should contact the membership department to check your subscription rate. Members on maternity/adoption or carers' leave should also contact the membership department about a reduction of membership subscriptions. 

The National Education Union’s data protection notice to members can be viewed here.