South West NASUWT


Who Do I Contact?

Advice

Whenever you need advice or support in your workplace the first call should always be to your school representative. It is vital  to the work of the union to have a rep in each workplace to ensure support and collective representation.

In some cases where there is no rep then NASUWT members in England should get support, advice and information on employment-related issues by contacting the Member Support Advice Team. The team is available from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday. which may be contacted by freephone at 03330 145550 or by email advice@mail.nasuwt.org.uk. If casework representation is required the MSA team will assign an accredited caseworker.

For all membership and subscription related queries please email membership@mail.nasuwt.org.uk or call 03330 145550 (and select option 2). Calls are free from all landlines and mobile phones with inclusive minute-call packages.

If you need more than advice and a face-to-face meeting is appropriate then you can be referred to a local caseworker. The caseworker assigned to support you will be able to advise you of any action you may need to take and to represent you in any formal meetings. In any formal meeting you have a statutory right to be accompanied by a union representative.

 

South West Regional Support

The South West Regional Centre based in Exeter provides support to local associations in more complex cases or at a stage when lay officials need to pass cases on.

Richard Harris Regional Organiser

Tracey Holland Regional Official

Darren Mahon Regional Official

Lizzy Bowman Regional Official

Matt Ferris Regional Official

Vivienne Brett Organiser

David Whitworth Organiser

Glen Mynott Organiser

Jenny Simmonds Office Manager

Kate Halford Administration

Karen Hooper Administration

Contact

NASUWT, 2 Marlborough Court, Manaton Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter, EX2 8PF

01392 822500 rc-southwest@mail.nasuwt.org.uk

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South West Regional Committee

The South West Regional Committee was set up to complement the work of the Regional Office and facilitate regional activity of the South West Region. It is also responsible for the planning and running of the South West Regional Conference which has to date been held at Croyde Bay.

The Committee officials are:

Mike Leigh Chair

Bill Corbett Treasurer

 

Benevolence

The NASUWT Benevolent Fund is available to members, former members and the dependants of members and former members and dependants of deceased members, provided a subscription has been paid to the Union. Sometimes, members experience financial hardship through no fault of their own and as a result of unforeseen circumstances. These situations can arise because of chronic illness, bereavement, an accident or loss of employment through dismissal or redundancy. The NASUWT Benevolent Fund was created to provide effective short-term assistance during such difficulties.

Contact the Benevolence Officer in your local association or got to the NASUWT information page.

 

Training

The NASUWT invests in the provision of high-quality education and training courses, free for all of its members and representatives. These are run at national as well as local levels. No other teacher trade union provides such a wide range of training and development opportunities.

Details available at the NASUWT.

 

Financial Advice

With an ever-increasing workload, many teachers find themselves too busy to think about their finances and retirement plans. That’s why our experienced Financial Consultants are here to help. They work exclusively with the teaching profession and are specifically trained in all aspects of your pay, employee benefits, career structure and pension scheme.

The Financial Services Act prevents trade unions from providing individual financial advice. However, the NASUWT is in partnership with Wesleyan, which is able to provide members with financial advice surrounding the recent pension changes through a personal face to face meeting or though ‘planning for retirement’ seminars’ that can be held at your school.  If this is of interest to you please contact Wesleyan www.wesleyan.co.uk/appointment  or alternatively you can call 0800 316 6554 quoting ref: 61287 or emailing: teachers@wesleyan.co.uk

For more information follow this link to the NASUWT.

 

Counselling

The Education Support Partnership offers free 24 hour counselling on its freephone line, available to all teachers. FREE HELPLINE 08000 562 561

The 24/7 confidential Employee Assistance Programme helps to manage employee stress, offers specialist counselling and information and helps staff to feel supported.

Working in education can be tough! Three in five people working in education say their work performance has suffered as a result of mental health problems, such as anxiety, stress or depression.

 

Thompsons Solicitors

Thompsons provide a number of benefits for NASUWT members including the following:

  • Free Will writing service – A free Will writing service is available to NASUWT members by Thompsons to help you safeguard the interests of your family, friends and dependents.

A reduced rate Will writing service is also provided by the NASUWT for members’ families.

  • Personal Injury – The NASUWT uses expert solicitors in the pursuit of personal injury claims for compensation which arise out of work-related accidents, illness and assault.
  • Non- Employment Related matters – NASUWT members can take advantage of a 30-minute free telephone service staffed by experienced advisors who are able to access the latest information and are equipped to advise on any non-employment-related legal issue.