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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 

NAHT NI send open letter to Department for Education on school leader pay as teachers move to strike

Dr Graham Gault, director of school leaders' union NAHT Northern Ireland, has today written an open letter to the Permanent Secretary at the Department for Education (DE), calling for a 'fair pay settlement' to be 'pursued with urgency'.

The letter comes as teachers' union NASUWT announce strikes to begin in May, which NAHT says 'will seriously curtail activities and development across our schools'.

NAHT(NI) open letter re industrial landscape April 2022.pdf

NAHT's Annual Conference takes place this weekend in Telford. On Saturday a motion will be debated and voted on by delegates calling for a campaign on fair pay for school leaders in Northern Ireland that should 'consider all options, up to and including industrial action'.

The Conference can be viewed via livestream at: https://www.naht.org.uk/conference2022.

First published 28 April 2022

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