All new members to the Association can benefit from our new special offer of 50% off the normal subscription for the first 12 months of paid membership when completing a direct debit with their application.   This represents a saving of up to £108 a year based on current 2024 subscription paying by monthly direct debit. Terms & Conditions apply

The SSTA represents a third of Scottish secondary teachers, and represents a significant point of view.

We believe that it is essential that the views of secondary teachers are firmly represented. Secondary teaching is not simply more specialised primary teaching. If you wish your views as a secondary teacher to be fully represented, there is only one union you can join.  Join the SSTA now!

Every member has direct and immediate access to union officials who are always ready to advise and support members with problems or queries in relation to their employment. We do not use our school representatives to provide advice on highly technical (or confidential) issues. Not all unions can offer this facility.  Here are 10 Good Reasons you should join the SSTA.

The cost is minimal: for a full-time permanent teacher cost is £18.00 per month (£9.00 for part-time; job-share; temporary; supply teacher). Students in training and new entrants to the profession pay no subscription for sixteen months from the date of their teaching post.

A full list of subscriptions can be found on this page.

Membership is open to:

  • Registered teachers working in post-primary education in Scotland
  • Registered teachers working as education support staff, such as education officers,advisers, members of local authority education departments, development officers, etc.
  • Students studying for a secondary teaching qualification.

Alternatively you can contact the office on 0131 313 7300 or email and request an application form to be sent to you