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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 

The government confirms starting pay for teachers to rise to £30,000 by 2022/23

On Monday the government announced that starting salaries for new teachers will rise to £30,000 by 2022/23.  The Secretary of State made a commitment to set a remit for the School Teachers Review Body (STRB) proposing an increase to starting salaries by up to £6,000 per annum, which will be delivered through the increase to school funding that was announced last Friday.  We are keen to understand the details of this plan and to ascertain the likely cost to schools.

The pay announcement also confirms that the STRB will be asked to make recommendations on ‘…additional pay reform, including the introduction of progression points in pay …linked to performance’, and makes a specific commitment to deliver flexible working.

Overall, this is a positive move, NAHT has long campaigned for more competitive starting pay that will create a stronger proposition for a career in teaching.  We expect that the pay of early career teachers will be earmarked to increase at the fastest rate over three years.  At the time of writing, we have little information about how pay will increase for experienced teachers or school leaders but we’re clear that urgent action is required to develop support and develop leaders.  NAHT will continue to lobby vigorously for pay uplifts that will reflect and properly reward the roles, responsibilities and professionalism of all school leaders, and support the career ‘pipeline’ into leadership.


First published 04 September 2019

First published 04 September 2019