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Together for education. With more than 450,000 members, the National Education Union (NEU) represents the majority of teachers and educational professionals in the UK.

A union for teachers and education professionals.

  • We’ll guide and help you with workplace problems.
  • Get support from our reps and legal team, plus phone and online advice. 
  • Access training and professional development. 
  • Standard membership costs £191.79 a year. It’s £1 for NQTs, and free for trainees and students.
Main Trades
Nurseries and childcare
Male 106,366 | Female 343,414 |Gender unknown 262 | Total 450,042
Employers represented include:

Schools (Primary and Secondary), Colleges, Sixth Form Colleges, Nursery Schools, Supply Teaching

General secretary
Kevin Courtney and Mary Bousted
Cost of membership

Teachers, support staff, leaders, lecturers and college managers in maintained, academy and independent schools, colleges and education settings in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can join the National Education Union. 

  • Trainees and students can join for free
  • Newly qualified teachers can join for just £1*

Join today to take up these great offers.

*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.

Membership benefits

We give you more for your membership by providing you and your family with a wide range of money-saving benefits and services through the member benefits programme.

We have negotiated offers, discounts and rewards on great products from recognised brands. From finance, health, home and IT to lifestyle, legal issues and travel, the National Education Union member benefits programme includes special rates on motor and home insurance, mortgages, independent financial advice and a job finding service.


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