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These are the main professional associations, other than unions, for which teachers can claim tax relief on membership

* Association for Science Education;

* Association of Advisers for the Under-Fives for England and Wales;

* Association of Earth Science Teachers; l Association of Headmasters of Independent Schools,

* Association of Headmistresses of Recognised Independent Schools;

* Association of History Teachers in Wales;

* Association for Language Learning;

* Association of Lecturers in Colleges of Education in Scotland;

* Association of Teachers of Mathematics;

* British Association for the Advancement of Science;

* British Association for Early Childhood Education;

* British Association of Advisers and Lecturers in Physical Education;

* British Association of Teachers of the Deaf;

* British Educational Research Association;

* Centre for the Study of Comprehensive Schools;

* College of Teachers of the Blind;

* Dyslexia Institute Guild;

* Educational Institute of Design, Craft and Technology;

* Forum for the Advancement of Educational Therapy and Therapeutic Teaching;

* Further and Higher Education Association, Scottish;

* Further Education Research Network;

* General Teaching Councils for England, Scotland and Wales;

* Geographical Association;

* Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference;

* Headmasters and Headmistresses of Welsh Secondary Schools;

* Historical Association;

* Independent Schools Association;

* Institute of Biology;

* Institute of Physics;

* Joint Association of Classical Teachers;

* Mathematical Association;

* Music Masters' and Mistresses' Association;

* Music Teachers Association;

* National Association for Pastoral Care in Education;

* National Association of Advisers for Computers in Education;

* National Association of Advisory Officers for Special Education;

* National Association of Careers and Guidance Teachers;

* National Association of Inspectors and Educational Advisers;

* National Association of Language Advisers;

* National Association of Mathematical Advisers;

* National Association of Music Advisers;

* National Association of Teachers of Home Economics Ltd;

* National Association of Teachers of the Mentally Handicapped;

* National Society for Education in Art and Design;

* National Association for Special Educational Needs;

* National Association for Teachers and Lecturers of Religious Education;

* National Science Teachers Association;

* Professional Association of Teachers of Students with Specific Learning Difficulties * Royal Society of Chemistry;

* Scottish Art Teachers Association; l Scottish Association for Language Teaching;

* Scottish Association for Biological Education;

* Scottish Association of Geography Teachers;

* Society of Assistants Teaching in Preparatory Schools;

* Society of Teachers of English;

* Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama;

* Society for Photographic Education.

* This information is drawn from the Inland Revenue's "List 3" of organisations which attract tax relief,which is available in some public libraries.

* A model letter that teachers can use when claiming tax relief on subscriptions to unions and professional associations can be found at www.tes.co.uk

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