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New equality network: NAHT Disabled Members' Network

Following on from the incredible growth we've seen from our Leaders for Race Equality and LGBT+ networks and the interest we've received from several members, NAHT is looking to support the creation of a new equality network for disabled members.

The network will be a safe space for all members who identify as disabled to come together to discuss the experiences and issues facing disabled school leaders, both within the profession and NAHT itself.

We hope that the knowledge and experience from the network will help inform and deepen NAHT's expertise. It will also ensure we strengthen our representation for disabled members. Other opportunities may also be shared with the network, including feeding into discussions with different areas in the union, such as policy and NAHT's Diversity and Inclusion Group (DiG).

The network will be open to all NAHT members across the three nations, Channel Islands, the Isle of Man and overseas. And it is open to members from all sectors, including life membership.

If you would like to join the network, please complete the form below, and you will be added to the mailing list.

Upcoming meetings

  • Thursday 22 September 2022, 4pm – 5:30pm (virtual)
  • Tuesday 15 November 2022, 4pm – 5:30pm (virtual)
  • Thursday 19 January 2023, 4pm – 5:30pm (virtual)
  • Tuesday 28 February 2023, 4pm – 5:30pm (virtual)
  • Wednesday 17 May 2023, 4pm – 5:30pm (virtual)
  • Friday 30 June 2023: join us for a face-to-face meeting for all NAHT's equality networks.


First published 16 December 2021

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NAHT Life gives you the opportunity to continue your membership of the biggest union for school leaders both in post and in retirement.


NAHT Life focuses on helping retired members receive excellent trade union services and allows you to continue to play an active volunteer role within NAHT regions and branches, if that’s what you choose to do!

Please note to qualify for the benefits of NAHT Life membership you must join NAHT life within six months of retiring. 

Please ensure NAHT has your correct post-retirement contact details.

NAHT is currently reviewing, renewing and refreshing its services to support NAHT life member.

The Life Members' Sector Council (LMSC)

Whether leaving a labour of love or embracing a life of leisure, there can be no doubt that retirement from school leadership marks a huge change in lifestyle. There will be adjustments to make, new challenges to take and a range of new opportunities. At a time like this, it is important that our experienced members do not lose all the support they received in their working life. Our life members’ committee is here to ensure members are supported in retirement.

This committee feeds its extensive wealth of experience and know-how to support the work of NAHT. It also gives our life members the chance to make important contributions to our campaigns for working members.  

The committee, which meets four times a year, is made up of one elected representative from each of our regions, with the addition of one place each for Northern Ireland and Wales. And these elected committee members, normally, serve a three-year term.

Areas of focus for the committee include the following: 

  • Current legislation issues eg pension provision
  • Action against discrimination, including age discrimination.
LMSC chair

John Killeen (National Executive member): john.killeen@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC vice-chair

Nigel Patton: nigel.patton@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC communications officer

Michael Wilson: Michael.wilson@nahtofficials.org.uk

LMSC deputy communications officer

Eugene Symonds: eugene.symonds@nahtofficials.org.uk

Committee servicing officer

Frances Geddes has the responsibility for working closely with the LMSC as servicing officer. She can be contacted via email frances.geddes@naht.org.uk.

For further details and contact information about all current LMSC members please check out ‘Who’s who’ and the ‘List of LMSC members'.

See also

Join now - Life Membership 
Life membership FAQs
Life members' sector council
Update Your Details
Tax relief
Pensions advice
Who's who