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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 

Guide to GCSE results for England 2019

Ofqual has released a guide to results, standards and grade boundaries for the 2019 GCSE results in England

This includes: 

Alongside these resources, Ofqual has developed a series of interactive apps that should make it easier to understand and explore GCSE data. 

The apps include:

  • time series of GCSE grades for a range of subjects
  • results maps for GCSE (showing the percentage of students achieving specific grades) in England by subject and county
  • graphs that show the extent of variation in the results of individual schools and colleges over time and for a range of subjects at the key grade boundaries.

The 2019 GCSE results data is available to compare in these graphs from the morning the results are issued. Ofqual has produced guidance on the apps.


National reference test 2019

The 2019 exam series was the first time that the national reference test could be used to guide awarding.

Although there was some evidence to suggest a case to a make a small downward adjustment to the grade standards in English, Ofqual felt that the evidence was not strong enough in this year to make such an adjustment. There were no such indications for maths.

Therefore, no adjustments were made in 2019 exam series, as a result of the national reference test.

You can find all the details and associated evidence from Ofqual here.


Further support

Further information on post-results services, including the procedures and timelines for reviews of marking and appeals can be found on the JCQ website. 

If you have any immediate issues or concerns with this summer's external examinations, including queries about Pearson's BTEC Level 2 Tech Awards, you can contact our advice team on 0300 30 30 333.

If you have any general concerns about the examination system, let us know at policy@naht.org.uk so we can represent members' experiences with Ofqual and the relevant examination boards.

You can see NAHT's press comment here.

First published 22 August 2019

First published 12 November 2019