NUT reps play a vital role in the structure of the union and are central to its continued success as the largest teacher's union. The role of NUT rep is enormously rewarding, and many of the skills are transferable to professional life.
This guide aims to set out some of the activities a NUT rep can get involved in. A rep should look to involve other members in activity, not only to share workload, but also to increase the sense of a collective presence and improve the Union's effectiveness in the workplace. By acting together at work we can make a difference to the issues that are of importance to teachers.
A printed version of this booklet accompanies the NUT school representative credentials. To download the PDF version click here.
The Government has announced punitive new arrangements for teacher appraisal and capability. In response to this the NUT has launched a major national campaign to make sure that teachers retain their right to access fair appraisal and capability procedures.
A leaflet for members explaining the Government’s approach, the implications for teachers and how members can win the campaign for fair appraisal and capability procedures.
A detailed briefing for school reps, introducing the above materials, describing the changes and inviting school reps to hold meetings to discuss what steps need to be taken to ensure that fair procedures are in place.
A petition for members to sign calling upon their governing body to maintain fair appraisal and capability procedures.
An A3 poster for display in staffrooms, highlighting the petition, as well as our key demands.
This toolkits is for school representatives to use to campaign against academy conversion for their school. The NUT is campaigning to defend a unified state education system and believes the best way to do this is for schools to remain part of the local authority family of schools.
This toolkit is for NUT representatives in schools which are intending to convert, or have already converted to an academy. It covers the process of converting to an academy and provides information and guidance on how to promote members' interests in academies post-conversion.
This guide explains the legal provisions that can be used to assist in protecting members’ rights when a school converts to become an academy. It is intended to supplement the Academies Toolkit “Protecting members in Academies” which is aimed at school reps in those academies which are in the process of converting or have converted already.