In the independent sector, the National Education Union is the leading education union in terms of both membership and negotiating rights, including those of support staff. In maintained schools, the local government unions are recognised to collectively bargain on behalf of support staff. We also have a growing number of support staff members in sixth form, FE and HE colleges.

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    Academies

    The NEU supports and represents its members in academies in the same way as teachers in local authority maintained schools.

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    Independent

    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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    Post-16 and Further Education

    Specific advice for members about pay and conditions in Further Education (FE) Colleges and information about our campaigns in the Post-16 sector.

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    Sixth form colleges

    Specific advice for members about pay and conditions in sixth form colleges (the Red Book) and information about our campaigns in the sector.

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    Supply

    Specific advice for supply teachers.