Home Menu

NAHT Northern Ireland

NAHT_NIidentity_RGB_LR 389.jpg

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 

Subject access requests and their ‘weaponisation’

A subject access request (SAR) can be an effective weapon in the hands of an aggrieved employee, ex-employee or parent. Even if you find no unhelpful or embarrassing evidence, the time it takes to respond to the SAR can still prove to be a major inconvenience.

This document aims to explain what a SAR is, what has changed recently and how you can best prepare to make the process of responding to a SAR legally compliant and as painless as possible.

First published 01 September 2020