About NATE

NATE currently has more than 2000 members, which includes a third of all secondary schools in England.

The association is run on a voluntary basis through elected executive and council committees. Members are affiliated to a network of regional branches. The administrative base is in Sheffield where there are offices, a meeting room, publications warehouse and a dispatch centre.

The association has a range of committees and working parties which 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 authorities, the DfE, Ofsted, the Standards and Testing Agency (STA), examination boards, etc.

NATE Objectives

Objectives of the National Association for the Teaching of English can be found here

NATE office opening hours:

Monday to Friday, 9am to 4.30pm

NATE Staff:

  • Anne Fairhall – Publications Manager
  • Rebecca Williams - Assistant Office Administrator
  • Maureen Lundy - Clerical Assistant
  • Adam Stride - Membership Administrator

NATE Committees and Working Parties:

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Post-16 & HE
  • Multicultural/Diversity Committee
  • ICT Committee
  • Drama/Creativity Committee
  • ITE Committee
  • Media Working Party

NATE is an active member of the International Federation of the Teachers of English where it seeks to share the experience of English teachers in the UK and learn from teachers in diverse parts of the world.




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