Although we reflect the policies of the National Union in almost all that we do, we are not always a mouthpiece for it. We regard ourselves as a body which conveys to the leadership of the union the views of the ordinary teacher – with all the usual frustrations and difficulties which go with the job.
Hertfordshire NUT regards itself first and foremost as a campaigning body. In those issues where we can have an effect locally – negotiating over the service supplied by the local authority – our voice is one that is listened to with respect.
In terms of representing individual teachers, our record is second to none.