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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 to be teacher with a leadership responsibility. For more details on eligibility click here


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 

Recruitment and retention report 2018


Over the last five years, our annual member survey has shone a light on the extent and depth of the teacher supply crisis facing schools. 

2018's survey once again paints a depressingly familiar picture, with members continuing to report difficulties in recruiting. In 2018, over three quarters (76%) indicated that it was difficult to recruit across all posts; of these 14% failed to recruit at all. Our survey records big increases in those telling us they’re struggling to recruit to senior leadership (particularly for heads of school), while difficulties with recruitment to middle leadership roles continue to be pronounced. Recruitment difficulties continued to be exacerbated by the exodus of existing teachers and school leaders from the profession.

We asked our members about retention; 67% of respondents said they were aware of some of their staff having left the teaching profession in the last year for reasons other than retirement. These findings come as no surprise. They echo official statistics and many academic studies; underlining data that demonstrates that the proportion of working-age teachers leaving the profession has increased each year since 2010, in both the primary and secondary phases. With overall pupil numbers expected to continue to rise, pressure on teacher supply is likely to increase further in the coming years. ​

Download the report here. 

First published 24 July 2020
First published 01 September 2018