• National Executive
• National Officers
• AGM / Conference
• NAHT Staff
Members of the NAHT are allocated to a Branch usually reflecting the local authority in which their employer is based. There are around 170 branches.
Each Branch is administrated by a Branch Executive Committee consisting of a President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Treasurer and Secretary.
Branches have the following functions:
• Representing local members with their employers
• Recruiting new members
• Nominate and elect Branch delegates to the AGM and Regional Executive
• Nominate full members to hold office as members of National Executive, National Officers and General Secretary
• To perform such other duties on behalf of member as shall be laid down by the National Executive
Branches are grouped together into 12 Regions, usually reflecting the boundaries of government regions or devolved national government.
Each Region is administrated by a Regional Executive Committee consisting of a President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Treasurer and Secretary.
Regions have the following functions:
• To represent members with their employers English Regions or within devolved national jurisdictions
• To assist NAHT branches in recruiting new members
• To nominate and elect Regional delegates to NAHT conferences and other meetings
• To nominate Full Members to hold office in the NAHT as members of the National Executive, National Officers and General Secretary
• To perform such other duties on behalf of the Region’s members as shall be laid down by the National Executive.
The overall governance, management and control of the NAHT is vested in the National Executive.
The National Executive comprises 46 members. Within this, there are 33 who represent Electoral Districts, each made up by amalgams of branches. The interests of members working overseas, in Scotland and in Service Children’s Education are represented by the National Treasurer who is elected by the full membership. In addition to the National Executive members elected to represent the Electoral Districts and the National Treasurer, there are reserved seats to represent under represented groups of membership. Currently these reserved seats are: four for members who work in secondary schools, two who work in special schools and six for members who work as deputy and assistant head teachers.
The National Executive delegates powers and functions to committees. There are four main committees: Membership Services, Policy, Practice and Professional. There are four standing committees: Finance, Personnel, General Purposes and Business. There are four sector committees: Deputy and Assistant Head Teachers, Primary, Secondary and Special. In addition Task and Finish Groups are temporarily set up to manage projects from time to time.
The NAHT has five National Officers: The President, Vice President, Immediate Past President, Treasurer and General Secretary.
AGM / Conference
The AGM is the supreme policy making body of the NAHT, and discusses all pertinent issues relating to the governance and administration of the NAHT. The Annual Conference discusses and make decisions on education and other social policy issues of relevance to NAHT members.
The headquarters of NAHT is based at 1 Heath Square, Boltro Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH16 1BL. Please see the Guide to Headquarters for information.
In addition to NAHT headquarters there are offices based in Cardiff and Belfast, focusing on the needs of the members in Wales and Northern Ireland respectively. There is also a network of 19 Regional Officers, whose primary role is to support members in the workplace. The areas covered by each Regional Officer are not necessary co-terminus with the regional structure described above.
Guide to Headquarters.