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Life members' sector council

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Chair: John Killeen (John.Killeen@nahtofficials.org.uk

Vice-chair: Nigel Patton (nigel.paton@nahtofficials.org.uk)

Communication officer: Michael Wilson (michael.wilson@nahtofficials.org.uk)

Whether leaving a labour of love or embracing a life of leisure, there can be no doubt that retirement from school leadership marks a huge change in lifestyle. There will be adjustments to make, new challenges to take and a range of new opportunities. At a time like this, it is important that our experienced members do not lose all the support they received in their working life. Our life members’ sector council (LMSC) is here to ensure members are supported in retirement.

This council feeds its extensive wealth of experience and know-how to support the work of NAHT. It also gives our life members the chance to make important contributions to our campaigns for working members.  

The committee, which meets four times a year, is made up of one elected representative from each of our regions, with the addition of one place each for Northern Ireland and Wales. The elected members of the LMSC serve a term of three years and are led by a team of four officers (chair, vice chair, communication officer and deputy communication officer, who are elected annually in June.) The LMSC chair is the elected NAHT National Executive Committee representative.

Areas of focus for the council include the following: 

  • Current legislation issues eg pension provision
  • Action against discrimination, including age discrimination.

Phil McPherson has the responsibility for working closely with the LMSC as servicing officer. He can be contacted via email phil.mcpherson@naht.org.uk

NAHT Life membership gives you the opportunity to continue your membership of the biggest union for school leaders both in post and in retirement.    

NAHT Life focuses on helping retired members receive excellent trade union services and allows you to continue to play an active volunteer role within NAHT Regions and Branches, if that’s what you choose to do!

Please ensure NAHT has your correct post-retirement contact details.

Please note to qualify for the benefits of NAHT Life Membership you must join NAHT Life within six months of retiring

NAHT is currently reviewing, renewing and refreshing its services to support NAHT Life Members.

Terms of Reference November 2021

Life Members' Charter November 2021

NAHT Officials' Handbook