Become an NUT school rep
The school representative is the voice of the NUT in each school. As an NUT rep you regularly communicate with members and are the first point of contact for any concerns they may have. The more school based reps we have, the stronger the union will be.
Why be a NUT School Rep
- Help colleagues resolve issues and concerns in your school.
- Promote the needs and interests of teachers in your school
- Ensure fairness and equality for all in your school.
- Make your voice heard. Schools with NUT reps and active union groups are better places to work.
What being an NUT school rep involves
- Building an active NUT group in your school by holding regular meetings to find out what issues are important to members.
- Recruiting potential members, including newly qualified teachers and students, into the NUT.
- Raising the visibility of the NUT in your school through regular meetings, displaying posters and distributing materials provided by your local association or division and the national Union.
- Promoting union campaigns amongst colleagues, seeking their involvement.
- Keeping in regular contact with your association or division, and relating issues and concerns that can’t be resolved at school level to appropriate colleagues.
To be a school representative you will need to be elected by the members in your school. School representatives are elected annually by all members in the school. All school reps should receive accreditation from their local association.
If there is no school representative in your school and you wish to take on the role, get members together for a meeting. Once a meeting and election has taken place, you can confirm that you have been elected by entering your details on the online form.
If you would like advice on setting up a school meeting and election, please contact your association or regional/Wales office.
Once you are an NUT School representative you will receive your credentials. For a PDF version of the accompanying booklet, click here.