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NAHT Northern Ireland represents principals and vice-principals in around two-thirds of 1,150 schools in Northern Ireland. NAHT Northern Ireland provide advice, training and support for its members on a range of issues faced by senior leaders in schools. Along with our colleagues in England and Wales, we are there to defend and extend the rights of school leaders.  

NAHT NI is democratic and member-led, and supported by its Belfast-based team of staff alongside their colleagues based in both Wales and England.

NAHT Northern Ireland
Carnmoney House
Edgewater Office Park


02890 776633 

The Department of Education Northern Ireland (DENI) issues revised covid guidance for the new school year

This guidance has been developed by the Department of Education (DE) in cooperation with school leaders. 

The aims of this guidance are to:

  • Support schools to provide the best possible education and service to children and young people while reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission in the setting,
  • provide clarity with regard to practical approaches for the safe operation of schools; and
  • promote consistency of approach across Northern Ireland, whilst ensuring appropriate local flexibility for education settings and staff.


First published 19 August 2021