Black Members

It is a key priority of the NEU to ensure that its black teachers have a voice in the Union, in the classroom, and in broader society, and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation.

Within the NEU, the term ‘black’ refers to all teachers who face racism, including those identified on the National Census as Black or Black British, Asian or British Asian, Chinese, or other minority ethnic groups. Black is a political term to promote solidarity among people who face racism in society.

The NEU believes that combating racism is work for all of us, not just those of us who are affected by it directly.

NEU Black Teachers’ Conference 2017

Date: 3 – 5 November 2017

Venue: Birmingham Conference & Events Centre, Hill Street, Birmingham. B5 4EW

For more details, continue to check here.

LGBT+ Members

Proud to be LGBT, Proud to be a Teacher

The NEU believes that schools should be places where diversity does not mean discrimination and where the dignity of all individuals is respected. Supporting LGBT pupils and staff involves ensuring that the attitudes which generate homophobia and transphobia are eliminated across all areas of school life including the school policies and procedures, curriculum, and training opportunities the school offers to its employees.

The NEU is determined to ensure that its lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans members have a voice in the Union, in the classroom and in broader society, and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation.

The NEU has a proud history of representing and supporting LGBT teachers and continues to fight for equality for all teachers. We have succeeded in using the law to protect LGBT teachers from discrimination at school and to prevent homophobic bullying, winning compensation for those who have been failed by their employers.

NEU Pride Events 2017

Various Pride Events are due to take place in 2017.

A comprehensive list of dates and venues can be found here, while further information is also available here.


Disabled Teachers

The NEU promotes the Social Model of Disability which asks ‘what can be done to remove barriers to inclusion?’. The Social Model of Disability is about fitting the job to the worker rather than the worker to the job. We work with disabled teachers and pupils to abolish disablism and discrimination. We have a proud history of representing and supporting disabled teachers and continue to fight for equality for all teachers.

NEU (NUT) Disabled Teachers’ Conference 2017

Date: Saturday 14th October 2017 – 10.30am to 16.30pm

Venue: NUT Headquarters, Mabledon Place, London. WC1 9BD

The Disabled Teachers’ Conference provides the opportunity to meet and network with other disabled teachers from across England and Wales. It aims to support disabled teachers already active in the NUT, encourage other disabled teachers to become active and provide a forum to discuss issues important to disabled members.

Forms must be returned to the NEU by noon, Friday 22 September 2017.

Booking for the DTC couldn’t be simpler. Apply early to secure your place.

Complete your on-line form here.

Women Teachers

Over 76 per cent of NEU members are women and we believe that sexism and discriminatory practice should not form part of society. Here you will find information and resources designed to support the teaching of gender equality issues. The information focuses on women and equality materials relating to key developments in the struggle for women’s equality and aims to highlight the continuing need to improve the rights of women and girls both in the UK and across the world.

The resources will encourage members to explore social injustices and deepen their understanding of persisting inequalities which currently exist between men and women.