The National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD)
is a professional association and an independent trade union.
All Honorary and Full Members have access to
support similar to that provided by other teachers'
unions. However for those who do not require legal and professional aid,
but only the benefits of subject association membership, there is the
less expensive option of Associate Membership.
*Student, Newly Qualified Teachers and Newly Qualified Lecturers,
and Life Members also have the option to receive full trade union benefits.
For a membership fee comparable to other unions the NSEAD provides not only trade
union services but all the functions of a specialist subject association/learned society.
The membership benefits provided by the NSEAD include:
- Immediate access to the NSEAD web site for information to keep you up to date
with news, views and current developments in art and design education
to participate in networks (online and face-to-face) and to make professional contact with
colleagues from all phases of education across the UK and worldwide
including three issues of AD (the Society's magazine); three online issues of the
International Journal of Art & Design Education each year and full access to
every article published in the Journal since 1982.
by government and governmental agencies including DfE, DENI, SOEID, Ofsted, CCEA(NI), LTS, SQA and The
Teaching Agency - the society is consulted regularly and advises on
issues related to the subject and more general matters
professional development opportunites at concessionary rates
through an extensive programme of international, national and regional events
- Access to
the NSEAD mail order specialist book shop
professional advice on all aspects of employment in
education: legal advice and aid is also available to Full Members
- Independence - the NSEAD is not affiliated to any other union or political
cover against theft of personal effects at work
Click here for an application form
information please contact: Anne Ingall
3 Masons Wharf
T: 01225 810134
F: 01225 812730
Full Membership is available to those who are
employed or resident in the United Kingdom - specifically,
teachers or lecturers of art and design from all phases
of education in full-time or part-time employment and
administrators, local authority advisers, inspectors,
education consultants, museum and gallery educators and
others who support the objects of the Society. Such
members are entitled to all the benefits of Society
A teacher and lecturer in their first year of teaching
may receive all the benefits of Full Membership at a discount of 50%
of the subscription for this category of membership.
Membership is an option for those who are
applying for membership of the Society for
the first time. Specifically teachers or lecturers of art and design
from all phases of education in full-time or part-time employment, and
administrators, local authority advisers, inspectors, education consultants,
museum and gallery educators and others who support the objects of the Society,
together with teachers and lecturers based overseas. This category excludes
legal advice and aid but includes all subject association benefits.
A non-specialist primary school teacher may receive all benefits of Associate
Membership at a discount of 50% of the subscription for this category of membership.
Membership is available to colleges,
faculties and university departments, either free
standing or within an institution, with students
following courses in art and design or art and design
education. Secondary school or tertiary college
departments or faculties of art and design/design and
technology/creative arts are also eligible for collegiate
membership, as are commercial agencies, excluding those managed by local
authorities offering inspection, advice and consultancy wholly or in part
for any phase of art and design education. Such membership is normally
represented by a named member of the staff concerned with art and
design/design and technology/creative arts.
This category excludes legal advice and aid but includes all subject association
Primary Sector Membership is
available to schools which cater in part or whole for children between the age of 3 and 11.
Membership is normally vested in a school representative - usually the
art and design co-ordinator or the head teacher. This category excludes legal advice and aid
but includes all subject association benefits including the Society's newsletter AD and the
International Journal of Art & Design Education. It also excludes the opportunity to stand
for election to committees and boards.
Teacher Membership includes a subscription to the
International Journal of Art & Design Education
and to AD Magazine.
Methods of Payment
Note: Annual payments by Direct Debit are taken on or just after
1st October. Quarterly payments by Direct Debit are taken on or just
after the 1st of October, January, April and July.
The NSEAD year commences on 1st October and pro-rata payments for those
joining after this date (and wishing to pay by checque or Direct Debit)
can be calculated as follows:-
(number of full months remaining in year) x (monthly payment for option required)
If you intend to pay by quarterly Direct Debit pleae calculate the pro-rata payment
to the nearest quarter day and send a cheque for this amount. Please forward your completed
Direct Debit form with your application form and initial payment and allow at least 14 days
Click here for a membership form to join the Society.
Subscription Rates for Academic Year 2014/2015
|Membership type||Annual||Quarterly DD||Monthly DD
|Full Membership (NQT)||£90.30||
|Collegiate Primary *||£65.10||
|Student (3 term)||£29.00||
|Student (2 term)||£19.00||
|Student (1 term)||£9.00||
Students: the student rate is determined by the month in which you join, as shown below.
|September - January
|February - May
|June - August
Tax Relief on NSEAD Subscriptions
A tax allowance may be claimed in respect in 9/10th of the annual subscription paid to the Society. Pro-rata payments
for those who wish to join part way through the year can be calculated on the basis of each full month remaining.
Follow this link for more information.
Click here for a membership form to join the NSEAD.
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