NAHT’s LGBT+ Network is an informal group for our LGBT+ members. The network is led by members, for members.
The network helps amplify the voices of our LGBT+ members within NAHT, as well as providing support, information and networking opportunities. Members of the network also have the opportunity to participate in the wider work of NAHT – this includes engaging with our policy discussions with government, representing NAHT at campaigning events and feeding into discussions and decision-making with other sectors in the union, such as the Diversity and Inclusion group (DiG).
Facilitated by NAHT, the network meets online every half term, with the option to engage in a busy WhatsApp group that's used regularly by many of the network members.
Download a copy of our EDI networks flyer [PDF: 169.4KB].
What do members of the network say about it?
"It was great to meet so many other LGBT+ school leaders. To know you're not alone, know others are facing the same challenges, but also share the same passion and enthusiasm for children, education and making a difference."
Virtual meeting dates:
- Wednesday 7 February 2024, 6pm to 7pm
- Wednesday 27 March 2024, 4pm to 5pm (joint network session)
- Tuesday 21 May 2024, 4pm to 5pm.
Face-to-face meeting date:
- Friday 7 June 2024 in London
NAHT flying the flag at this summer's Pride celebrations
On Saturday 1 July 2023, members of the NAHT LGBT+ network marched alongside NAHT allies and staff – and an estimated 30,000 other people – at Saturday’s Pride event in London. See more here.
This national NAHT presence was followed by regional attendance at Bristol Pride on 8 July and Newcastle Pride on 22 July.
Looking ahead, NAHT members will also be marching at Manchester Pride on 26 August and the Channel Islands Pride on 16 September.
Joining the network
Membership of the network is open to all LGBT+ members, across all roles, phases and sectors, including those who may have retired from the profession. If you would like to join the network, please complete this form.
Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion at NAHT – including details of our other equalities networks, information about our policy and campaigns work, advice and support for members and our EDI calendar