Christine Blower NUT General Secretary, has taught children for 33 years

Christine Blower was elected as Deputy General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers in January 2005. On 5 April 2008 she became Acting General Secretary and on the 5 May 2009 became the General Secretary of the NUT.

Christine was President of the NUT in 1997. She joined the Union as a student and has been a career-long NUT member. She has held the post of President and Secretary of the NUT in Hammersmith and Fulham.

Christine was born and educated in Kingston-upon-Thames and started teaching in 1973 at Holland Park School, then part of the Inner London Education Authority. She became Head of Modern Languages at St Edmunds Secondary School in Fulham in 1980, and moved to Quintin Kynaston School in Westminster in 1983.

Christine changed the direction of her career in 1990 and began working with children at risk of care or custody. She worked as a member of Hammersmith and Fulham’s Primary Behaviour Support team working with children with challenging and unsettled behaviour.

In total, Christine taught for 33 years up to her election as Deputy General Secretary.