Subject Association Directory
The Subject Association Directory is a practical guide for teaching subjects in your school, compiled by the CfSA.
The Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) is a coordinating membership organisation, speaking with one consistent voice, on behalf of 31+ different member Subject Associations.
The CfSA supports a range of other education associations, which represent a sector membership comprising teachers and educators across all subjects and age phases in the UK. Together they provide subject expertise, research informed advice and resources in curriculum, pedagogy, teacher training and teacher development, gathering and building on over 1000 years of the knowledge and expertise of serving teachers, headteachers, governors, leaders, academics, students and governments.
A Subject Association is a membership organisations whose members include teachers, educators, trainee/ student teachers, schools, FE Colleges, teacher training institutions and other educational establishments. They are independent of Government, and are often charities with missions to further teaching, learning and research in specific subjects in schools, colleges and initial and continuing teacher education.
Associations usually have a Governing Board with volunteer members elected by the membership. Associations vary in size and may or may not have full time paid staff. Some provide member insurance which is invaluable in those subjects carrying a high level of risk. All will have meetings and conferences where you can meet others with a passion for your subject. All of them are committed to raising educational standards by developing and disseminating high-quality research, professional development and other support focused on subject knowledge and pedagogy.
The full directory can he accessed here, and also includes numerous links to additional support organisations, associations and charities.