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NAHT Northern Ireland represents principals and vice-principals in around two-thirds of 1,150 schools in Northern Ireland. NAHT Northern Ireland provide advice, training and support for its members on a range of issues faced by senior leaders in schools. Along with our colleagues in England and Wales, we are there to defend and extend the rights of school leaders.  

NAHT NI is democratic and member-led, and supported by its Belfast-based team of staff alongside their colleagues based in both Wales and England.

NAHT Northern Ireland
Carnmoney House
Edgewater Office Park


02890 776633 

Information and papers for tomorrow's NAHT(NI) Annual General Meeting

Following on from the detailed Annual General Meeting NAHT(NI) held in May 2021, the AGM taking place tomorrow (Friday 22nd October) in the Stormont Hotel will be short and sweet. Its purpose is to bring our AGM calendar in line with those of NAHT regions throughout England and Wales, which take place in the autumn of each year.

To reduce contact, and be aware of our environmental footprint, documents will be online this year and we encourage attendees to read these in advance of the meeting. Please feel free to bring your laptop so that you can look at the documents during the meeting.

See below for links to the pdf documents for the AGM. (You will need to be logged in to the member portal to be able to access these):

The AGM section of the day will focus on one motion, which is the proposed NAHT(NI) regional handbook.  We will then move on to the policy discussion with an input by Dr Noel Purdy, the launch of the NAHT(NI) manifesto, and the results of the workload survey.

In the afternoon we will move to the Long Gallery, Parliament Buildings, where we will hold a question and answer session with members of the Education Committee.

We look forward to welcoming our members to the first ‘in person’ NAHT event since February 2020. 

First published 21 October 2021

Recent consultations and other documents

NITC joint letter to management side

The five teacher unions in Northern Ireland, including NAHT(NI), wrote to the employers seeking additional payment to school leaders and teaching staff who worked significant additional hours during summer 2021 in order to ensure this work was recognised.


Consultation on deferring school starting age: NAHT(NI) draft response

We are concerned at the advancement of this proposal as the evidential basis for this consultation is highly limited. We contend that the current proposal should be retracted. The proposal fails to reflect the experience of pupils, school leaders, parents and the whole school community. Given the significance of this potential policy change, it is essential that the perspectives of all stakeholders are considered. We know that members are operating in a business-critical environment and will have limited or no time to engage with consultation exercises, however, we encourage members to consider responding to this important consultation and copy our response to complete your individual response.


Previous consultation responses and statements

First published 08 April 2020