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Paul Gosling
Paul Gosling

NAHT president, Paul Gosling

Paul Gosling is head teacher of Exeter Road Community Primary School in Exmouth, Devon. He has been a member of NAHT since 2004 and a member of National Executive since 2016. He is also branch secretary of Devon branch.


Simon Kidwell
Simon Kidwell

NAHT vice president, Simon Kidwell

Simon Kidwell is head teacher at Hartford Manor Primary School and Nursery in Cheshire and is branch secretary of NAHT's Cheshire branch.


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Tim Bowen

NAHT past president, Tim Bowen

Tim Bowen is head teacher at Maple Primary School, St Albans. He has been a member of NAHT since 1996 and a member of National Executive sincce 2013.  He is also branch secretary of Hertfordshire branch and president of Eastern region.


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Judith Stott

NAHT national treasurer,  Judith Stott

Judith Stott is head teacher at Old Trafford Primary School, Manchester and has been a member of NAHT since 1995. She became NAHT national treasurer in 2016.


Paul Whiteman
Paul Whiteman

NAHT general secretary, Paul Whiteman

Paul Whiteman took up the role of general secretary of NAHT in September 2017, bringing with him a wealth of trade union knowledge, as well as hands-on experience of the vast range of challenges faced by school leaders. Paul joined NAHT in 2012 as director of representation and advice, with overall responsibility for the directorate that provides advice to members on management, legal and employment issues.

Having started out in retail banking, Paul soon got involved in the Banking, Insurance and Finance Union. His enthusiasm for trade unionism grew, and between 2002 and 2012, he held the position of national officer for the FDA civil service trade union.  

Born in Croydon, Paul was educated at John Ruskin High School in Croydon. He completed an MA in industrial relations and employment law at Keele University in 2000.