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Asbestos management assurance process (AMAP)

The Department for Education (DfE) launched the AMAP in March 2018 to enhance its understanding of asbestos management in schools, asking all local authorities, governing bodies and academy trusts to participate in ensuring plans are in place to manage asbestos safely.

The data collection has been ongoing since early 2018, and the DfE released a report outlining the main findings in July 2019. Alongside the report, the DfE also released a spreadsheet to see which schools and responsible bodies participated in the AMAP. This spreadsheet is updated monthly to include any new schools and responsible bodies that have provided information. 

Update - July 2021

The AMAP Portal will re-open from July 2021 to 29 October 2021 to allow responsible bodies to complete or submit any outstanding information ahead of the portal's closure. This is the final opportunity for you to submit information. Following the closure of the AMAP Portal, the DfE will instead collect information regarding asbestos management through the Condition Data Collection 2 Programme.

NAHT's position on the AMAP

NAHT has been supportive of the DfE undertaking the AMAP and agrees it is an important exercise. It is critical that the Department has a clear picture of asbestos and its management across the school estate, but we are clear that this should ultimately result in the phased removal of asbestos from the school estate.


First published 13 July 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'.

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