Supporting the independent education community


The IEU represents principals and teachers holding comparable positions, such as directors of studies in ELICOS colleges.

The Union conducts regular meetings of principals to ensure we are able to vigorously and accurately represent your views and meet your particular needs.

For any questions regarding the Principals Branch of the Union, contact IEU Principals Branch Organiser Pam Smith via

Your workplace news

  • AIS bargaining update

    The AIS has advised that bargaining for teachers and support staff in AIS schools will not commence before mid to late August. The AIS is continuing to consult with member schools concerning pay rises for 2021 and beyond.

    25 Jun 2020
  • No uni fee hikes - save the humanities!

    The National Union of Students are organising an emergency protest on Friday 26 June to protest the federal government’s decision to bring in sweeping changes to higher education funding which will increase fees for courses in humanities, law and commerce.

    24 Jun 2020
  • Women working in boys schools

    Join IEU women members discussing issues, strategies and support for Women working in boys schools, as part of the IEU’s Women’s Conference series of online Professional Development events.

    23 Jun 2020
  • Why I am an IEU member

    Meet Margaret Channon, a Learning Support Assistant at St Joseph’s High School in Aberdeen, and ardent unionist.

    23 Jun 2020
  • Union WIN: Independent Christian Schools support staff EA

    IEU members in nine independent Christian schools have voted 99% in favour of a new Multi-Enterprise Agreement (MEA) for support staff.

    23 Jun 2020