NAHT's Disabled Members' Network is an informal group for members who identify as disabled. The network is led by members, for members.
The network helps amplify the voices of disabled members within NAHT, as well as providing support, information and networking opportunities. Members of the network also have the opportunity to participate in the wider work of NAHT – this includes engaging with our policy discussions with government, representing NAHT at campaigning events and feeding into discussions and decision-making with other sectors in the union, such as the Diversity and Inclusion group (DiG).
Facilitated by NAHT, the network meets online every half term, with the option to engage in a busy WhatsApp group that's used regularly by many of the network members.
Download a copy of our EDI networks flyer [PDF: 169.4KB].
What do members of the network say about it?
"It was empowering to join other education leaders in the NAHT who have a disability and share our experiences of the challenges of leadership in schools and nurseries. The opportunity to talk in confidence and share was something I will enjoy continuing within the network.”
“….Here I met a group of people that both listened to and empathised with me. They did not have to do either, and yet they did. More than that, they shared their experiences in order to support and encourage me, and each other. None of us has exactly the same disability but we have common ground and mutual respect.”
Virtual meeting dates:
- Tuesday 30 January 2024, 4pm to 5.30pm
- Wednesday 27 March 2024, 4pm to 5pm (joint network session)
- Tuesday 14 May 2024, 5pm to 6.30pm.
Joining the network
Membership of the network is open to all disabled members, across all roles, phases and sectors, including those who may have retired from the profession. If you would like to join the network, please complete this form.
Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion at NAHT – including details of our other equalities networks, information about our policy and campaigns work, advice and support for members and our EDI calendar