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For middle leaders 

NAHT Edge is a category of NAHT membership spefically for middle leaders. We offer tailored support and services for middle leaders, online advice and resources, and full trade union protection to give you peace of mind.

Am I eligible? 

To be eligible to join NAHT Edge, you need have a leadership responsibility within an education setting. Roles that are eligible include ALENCO, SENCO, phase leaders and subject leaders. This is not an exhaustive list and if you would like further clarification please email joinus@naht.org.uk.


If you would like to join NAHT Edge, or you’re a current member and would like to speak to someone on the phone, please give us a call on 0300 30 30 333, email us on info@naht.org.uk or click here

Help and advice



If you have responsibility in a specific area of the curriculum or are simply interested in best practice, our guides can help. 


If you want to know about your employment rights and whether you're being treated fairly and consistently, you can find help and advice on matters which may concern you as an employee. 


If you line manage staff or have accountability for a specific area, you can access help and advice to assist you in making informed decisions when carrying out your role.


Latest news 

ISBL releases revised professional standards for school business leaders

The Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL), in partnership with NAHT, ASCL, NGA, Unison and the Department for Education, has released a set of reviewed professional standards for school business leaders (SBLs). 

The standards are intended to do the following: 

  • Set out the core and specialist areas of competence required to be successful in the SBL role
  • Assist those currently working in, or aspiring to work in, the SBL role in undertaking their duties as expertly as possible
  • Set out the content of both initial and continuing professional development for those entering or developing their career in the profession
  • Provide a framework for the development of qualifications and other professional recognition for SBLs.

Alongside the professional standards, ISBL has released complementary guidance aimed at school leaders and governors that supports employers in understanding the role of school business professionals to recruit, develop and appraise these roles effectively. 

The guidance provides a summary of the new ISBL professional standards and intends to support those employing SBLs to do the following:  

  • Assess and identify school business knowledge and skill levels in the organisation
  • Support recruitment
  • Assist induction
  • Support appraisals
  • Help shape CPD and SBLs' career pathways.

For head teacher and governance guidance, click here.

For more information on the professional standards, click here.

First published 09 July 2019