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Membership grades and rates

If you are part of the leadership team of a primary or secondary school or college, you can join. Those eligible include the following:

  • Head teacher, executive head, director or principal (Full-time: £36.70 monthly / £440.40 annually. Part-time: £22.02 monthly / £264.24 annually)
  • Deputy head teacher or vice-principal (Full-time: £29 monthly / £348 annually. Part-time: £17.40 monthly / £208.80 annually)
  • Assistant head teacher or assistant principal (Full-time: £20.40 monthly / £244.80 annually. Part-time: £12.24 monthly / £146.88 annually)
  • Middle leaders (NAHT Edge) (Full-time: 14.75 monthly / £177 annually. Part-time: £8.85 monthly / £106.20 annually)
  • School business leader (Full-time: £20.40 monthly / £244.80 annually. Part-time: £12.24 monthly / £146.88 annually)
  • Children’s Centre Leader or AHOEC (Full-time: £20.40 monthly / £244.80 annually. Part-time: £12.24 monthly / £146.88 annually)

Life membership (for retired members)  

A one-off fee is payable in the first year. Rates for 2022 are as follows: 

  • Head teachers £440.40
  • Deputy head teachers £348
  • Assistant heads or school business managers £244.80.

This can be paid as a single payment or in 12 monthly instalments. After that, it is £42.60 per annum. 


Associate member (£18.30 monthly or £219.60 annually)

Associate membership is open to all NAHT members who are leaving school leadership and/or aren’t yet eligible for Life membership.

As you broaden your horizons, you’ll be safe in the knowledge that associate membership will give you retrospective cover for your time in school leadership. To ensure you remain covered, please transfer to associate membership within six months of leaving school leadership.

Important: subscription payments must be continuous and may need to be backdated. 


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