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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

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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 

What governing boards and school leaders should expect from each other – updated guidance

The newly updated 2022 edition of the popular joint guidance What governing boards and school leaders should expect from each other has just been published. 

This guidance is published jointly by NAHT with the National Governance Association (NGA), the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) and the Local Government Association (LGA).

Now in its sixth edition, the guidance is being published as two parallel versions for the first time – one tailored for LA schools’ governing bodies and the other for multi-academy trusts. 

NAHT general secretary Paul Whiteman explains why it is so important for governors and school leaders to develop strong working relationships:

“A strong, positive relationship between governors and school leaders is essential.  It has a significant impact on the quality of educational provision and on the opportunity and life chances of children. I am very pleased to help launch the new and updated 2022 versions of our joint guidance on what governing boards and school leaders should expect from each other.

This joint guidance has proved very popular with and helpful to our 35,000-strong school leader membership. It offers helpful, up-to-date best practice advice on how school leaders, governing bodies and trusts can build productive relationships and a clear understanding of the roles and responsibilities.

We hope that these new, updated versions will continue to be a useful resource for school leaders and governors alike.”

Download your copies here:

First published 08 April 2022