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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 response to the NFER report: Teacher Labour Market in Wales.

Laura Doel; NAHT Cymru director said: “Whilst this report shows both an increase in the number of applicants to initial teacher education, and fewer teachers leaving the profession in 2020, we cannot afford to be complacent. We are very clear that the recruitment and retention issues in Wales have not gone away.

The uncertainty and insecurity created by the pandemic will have likely meant many teachers staying put. It still remains the case, as this report concludes, that teachers just beginning their careers are the most likely to leave, and those schools in disadvantaged areas continue to face higher rates of teachers leaving the profession – again, something this report confirms.

The only way for the crisis in teacher recruitment and retention to be addressed is through a fair pay deal. In the four years since pay was first devolved and the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body was established school leaders and teacher pay has suffered.

The Welsh Government has a clear choice to make. Like many other public sector workers, teachers and school leaders have endured years of austerity and falling living standards. The impact of years of real terms pay cuts are now being compounded by the rapid rise in the cost of living.

Government’s upcoming announcement on school leaders’ pay is critical in protecting the profession for future generations.

A temporary increase in application and retention rates must not mask the true situation. I urge the Government to sit up, take notice and offer our members a pay deal which truly reflects the value they offer”.

First published 23 June 2022