The District

The District is the organisational part of the Union within Shropshire. It is where general decisions are made and actions organised. The Branch is made up of all serving Education staff whether teaching or support staff, employed by a Supply Agency or as part of an academy chain ,student or trainee teachers, retired members and Associate members. 

The District is run by Lay Officers who are either serving or retired educationalists, each giving up their time to help the National Education Union within Shropshire. They are not full time Trade Union Officials nor are they paid by the Union. Each officer is nominated for the role and is elected Annually at the Annual General Meeting following a ballot of members. Any member of the Shropshire District can stand as an officer. The District has no central office but can be contacted via the District Secretary or the Advice Line.

Officers within the Shropshire District.

These posts are open for election. Nominations to President by 5th May 2020.  Confirmation will be made at the AGM 6th May 2020 (virtual meeting) 

District Secretary 

President   Joshua Harry (Vice President last Year)

Vice President (to be president 2021/22)

Young Members Officer  (under 35)

Health and Safety Officer




Sector positions 

Post 16

Independent Schools

Support members

Supply Members

Leadership members

Black Educators

Disabled Members


Other members may want to sit on the Committee rather than have a role 

WE also need members to attend Regional Council.

All posts are open for election. Any member interested can self-nominate by adding a proposer and seconder and send an email  to the Branch Secretary. If more than one candidate is nominated an election will be happen and the results confirmed at the AGM on May 26th 2021. 

Officers in the Branch 2021/22

For the next academic year the following Officers are in Post

Branch Secretary Charles Thomas (also a member of the National Executive)

National Organising Forum

Shropshire is fortunate to have had a number of serving educators who have given up time to join regional and national panels. These panels meet once a term to address issues concerning members of that forum. Currently these forum are looking for new members.  We would like as many posts filled by Shropshire members as possible

The list is available here Representing West Midlands Educators ( but the deadline for posts is 10th May as we have Regional Council on 13th May.