Yes, The NASUWT has initiated a number of influential campaigns in recent years, including a campaign leading to the abolition of a code of conduct proposed by the General Teaching Council, a campaign recognising the effects of cyber bullying, a campaign to preserve the anonymity of teachers from malicious or false allegations and a campaign to bar members of the British National Party from the teaching profession.
After 2010, the union joined campaigns against the coalition government. It asserted that "the Education Act 2011 heralded the break-up of the entire state education service" and subsequently lobbied under the slogan "Reclaim the promise", harking back to the Education Act 1944. NASUWT encouraged its members to join marches sponsored by the TUC and participated in the Robin Hood tax campaign
The NASUWT headquarters is at Rednal in Birmingham with the General Secretary's office in Covent Garden, London. The union has nine other offices in England, and a single office in each of Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland.
NASUWT policy is determined by its annual conference, to which delegates are elected from over 300 local associations. Members also elect the National Executive Committee of 44 members. This committee, together with the General Secretary and other elected officials, determine the day-to-day business of the union.
The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) is a TUC-affiliated trade union representing teachers, including head teachers, throughout the United Kingdom.
The union organises in all sectors from early years to further education and represents teachers in all roles including heads and deputies. With over 300,000 members it's the second largest teachers' union in United Kingdom. The NASUWT claims to be independent of any political party and seeks to influence educational policy on behalf of its members with national government and the devolved assemblies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The origins of the NASUWT can be traced back to the formation of the National Association of Men Teachers (NAMT) in 1919. The Association was formed as a group within the National Union of Teachers (NUT) to promote the interests of male teachers.
The group existed alongside others within the NUT such as the National Federation of Class Teachers, the National Association of Head Teachers and the National Federation of Women Teachers (later to become the National Union of Women Teachers)