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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 

NAHT comments on the Queen's speech

Paul Whiteman, General Secretary at NAHT said:  The NAHT shares the ambition to increase attendance rates in schools, if pupils are not in school then clearly their education will suffer. However, a focus on policies and paperwork alone will not solve the problem of persistent absenteeism. The solution to improving pupil attendance lies in properly funded support services that are able to intervene and help families at the earliest opportunity. Schools already do excellent work in this area but they need the support of specialist services too.

NAHT agrees that every child should have the opportunity to thrive – school leaders devote their professional lives to making this ambition a reality. There is so much more the government could be doing to support them with this work. Ensuring that all schools are properly funded, that they can access vital support services and enacting a meaningful plan to tackle child poverty should all be high on the list of the government’s priorities but are sadly lacking in the current proposals.

In regards to plans for schools to become part of multi-academy trusts (MATs), we know that many school leaders are already doing an excellent job within a trust and value the benefits such a structure can bring. However, it is clear that a large proportion of our members remain to be convinced that further structural reform is the key to improving pupil outcomes. The government must address the legitimate concerns many school leaders have raised about this policy if it is to achieve its stated ambition.”


First published 10 May 2022