NATE is the professional association for all those involved in the teaching of English from pre-school to university. Membership is a badge of honour for all those, like you, who have earned the right to teach the most important and vibrant subject in the curriculum - whether you are still currently teaching or not. Membership simply confirms you are a true professional! It is also an impressive addition to any English teacher's CV.
There are many benefits of being a NATE member:
One important aspect of NATE's work that often goes unmentioned is our liaison with government bodies to ensure teachers of English have a voice on matters that will directly affect their classroom practice. An Association with more members means a louder voice for you.
NATE is a registered charity, run on a voluntary basis through elected executive and council committees. We aim to support effective teaching and learning through our publications which are not produced for profit.
Members are affiliated to a network of regional and local branches. The administrative base is in Sheffield where there are offices, a meeting room, publications warehouse and a despatch centre.
The association has a range of committees and standing working parties who address current concerns, disseminate knowledge and ideas, promote the work of the association and seek to represent the views of the association to national bodies, local education authorities, the DfES, OFSTED, QCA and Examination Boards.
NATE committees and working parties include:
Teachit works in association with NATE in many ways including a combined staffroom discussion area and running a 'resource centre' at the national conference.