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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

Belfast
BT3 9JQ

nahtni@naht.org.uk
02890 776633 

Supporting a mature workforce

As we live longer, many of us will likely have to work for longer. Research suggests that over the next five years, the number of estimated vacancies is unlikely to be filled by those leaving education/training or by migration alone, so increasingly, employers will have to rely on older workers to fill those jobs.

One of the many challenges facing school leaders is how to manage a workforce that is, on the one hand, highly valued, but on the other, maturing. This prompts school leaders to consider innovative retention strategies and ways of working that will enable the school to optimise its performance and meet the needs of maturing staff.

Find out more about NAHT's three-step approach to how schools should respond to this issue. 

First published 24 August 2020