Student Membership


Open to those enrolled on a course or programme of teacher training. ‘A course or programme of teacher training’ includes: those taking part in a School Direct programme, Teach First participants in the first year of the programme, and those studying in full-time education for a degree in education or on a postgraduate programme related to education.

Why join?

We will help with what matters most. 

– How to make the most of your training

– How the education system works

– How schools work

– How to be the best teacher: in your classroom, for your pupils and in your subject

– Where you can access support

– What to expect on placement

– How to make the most of placements

– Supporting in writing assignments and gather evidence for your portfolio

– How to stand out when applying for a job


We’ll help you feel:

– Welcome at the beginning of your career

– Confident in your daily work and part of your new profession

– Supported by a group of members who have spent their careers working in education

– Guided to make the best decisions for your students

– Connected to shaping the future of your profession


We’ll support you with:

– Online copies of our peer-reviewed journal, Impact

– Access to our Early Career Hub, an indispensable resource packed with accessible articles, interactive content and high-quality classroom footage

– Free exclusive invites to webinars and events

Early Career Hub

Webinars & Events

The Early Career Framework Handbook