Leigh Farrelly has taken over as Local Association Sectary as of the AGM in March. This was the best attended AGM in the history of the South Suffolk Local Association, with well over 20 members in attendance. A large number of members are going to annual conference in Northern Ireland over Easter and the next Local Association Meeting will include a report on conference from the members.

Local Association Meetings take place at Muthu Belstead Brook Hotel and Spa once per term. All Local Association members are welcome at these meetings, with food and expenses covered.

Meetings and Events

The next Local Association Meeting will take place on Thursday 9th May 2019 at 17:30. Please join us for updates from conference and information about performance managment. This will also be your chance to network with local colleagues in other schools.

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Local Organisation

What is a Local Association?

Suffolk Federation is split into three Local Associations due to the geographical distances across the county. This allows members to quickly get support from the union and for training, recruitment and support events to be organised local to our members. The Local Association is the place where the governing of the union happens and is where members get a chance to shape the union. This is done through attending meetings and getting involved with the National Conference.

The South Suffolk Local Association covers the Ipswich area, from Hadleigh in the East, through to Felixstowe in the West. If you are a member of the NASUWT you can be involved with South Suffolk if you live in this area, or work in a school in this area.

Local Officers

Leigh Farrelly – Local Association Secretary
Jo Bustos – President
Gareth Evans – Vice-President
Ross Rands – Treasurer
Anneka Cadge – Equal Opportunities Officer
Sheri Breeze – Caseworker
Simon Whitney – Caseworker

Local officers organise within the local area. This includes not only organising support in schools for our members, but also organisation of recruitment and training events. In South Suffolk we are very interested in different ways in which we can support our members and if you have any suggestions please do get in touch, or come along to one of our meetings.


For Local Association queries please use the contact form below. For support and assitance please email the member support:

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