Welcome to NATE

The professional subject association for English education

Classroom-ready GCSE set text revision lessons: free sample


Creative Persuasion

Boost your Key Stage 3 Curriculum with the Creative Persuasion SoW from NATE and the Ideas Foundation

Free to all English Teachers – a KS3 package that brings stimulating visual texts to your classroom with English curriculum guidance and further resources. This is a sample of classroom resources NATE offers in its members-only area.

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Upcoming NATE events


9feb1:00 pm- 4:30 pmNATE Management Meeting
12feb9:00 am- 3:45 pmPrimary Matters Annual Conference
13feb4:30 pm- 7:30 pmNATE North-West Teachmeet
21feb4:30 pm- 7:30 pmNATE-Plymouth Teachmeet

Why should you attend a NATE conference?

2800 Members and counting…

NATE currently has more than 2800 members, which includes a third of all secondary schools in England.  If you are a trainee, you can get a year’s free membership and then a reduced membership for your first year as a teacher. If you’d like to be a part of it, click here for more info and to join!

Run by volunteers

The association exists to provide a supportive and developmental community of English specialists and enthusiasts. It is run on a voluntary basis through elected executive and council committees. Members are affiliated to a network of regional branches.  Find your nearest branch here.

The Benefits

NATE provides professional development through its highly recommended INSET training days, national and regional events and workshops at conferences, also discounted to members. It provides classroom-ready resources for language and literature – and GCSE Literature set text revision materials Read more about the benefits of joining NATE here.

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  • We promote standards of excellence in the teaching of English from Early Years to University
  • We promote innovative and original ideas that have practical classroom outcomes
  • We support teachers’ own professional development
  • We provide an informed national voice on matters concerning the teaching of English and its related subjects
  • We encourage sharing and collaboration between teachers and learners of English and its related subjects
  • We are an active member of the International Federation of the Teachers of English (IFTE)
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Members Area

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NATE Consultancy

Whether your requirements are related to primary, secondary or post-16, the National Association for the Teaching of English can provide one of the country’s leading practitioners to come and help you.  We cover all aspects of the curriculum.

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Conferences & Courses

NATE organises a range of national and regional professional events open to both members and non-members.

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