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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 

Ofsted - a change for the better?

Thank you to all members who have told us how Ofsted’s new inspection framework is playing out in your schools. 

We’ve gathered together the feedback from your emails, discussions at regional and branch meetings, and conversations with our policy team to inform our new report which sets out NAHT’s emerging findings on the new inspection arrangements.  

You told us:

  • The new framework tries to do too much; inspectors cannot hope to fulfil its demands. Too often judgements are formed on a scant evidence base. 
  • Ofsted has adopted a secondary lens through which to judge the primary curriculum which is proving to be deeply problematic in primary schools. 
  • Ofsted’s curriculum methodology is driving new workload and demanding a model of curriculum management that schools do not have the capacity or resource to implement.

Read the full report below. 

What happens next?

We’re pressing Ofsted and the DfE at the highest levels to listen to and work with the profession to make improvements to the framework.

We have also launched an ongoing survey which will give us more evidence for our campaign. (Please note that members will need to be logged in to access the survey.)

We’re asking every member whose school is, or has been inspected since September 2019, to complete it. We need you to feedback your experiences, both good and bad. The survey will be open all year.

Early next month your national executive will meet to discuss the head teachers’ round table call for school leaders to stop working as Ofsted inspectors. 

We’ll keep you informed about our campaign through your weekly members’ newsletter.

First published 12 February 2020