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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.

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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

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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 

Statutory guidance on the power to remove elected governors released

NAHT has been campaigning for the ability for schools to remove governors where there are serious or repeated conduct issues. This finally met with some success, back in March when, regulations were laid to enable governing bodies of maintained schools to remove elected governors in such circumstances.

These powers come into force from 1 September 2017 and will have a significant impact on supporting effective governance in schools. The powers already existed in academies under funding agreements.

The Department for Education (DfE) has set out clear expectations on the use of the powers in the newly updated statutory guidance; 'constitution of governing bodies of maintained schools,' which it released on 29 August 2017. 

In it, the DfE outlines that the five year disqualification term for removal reflects the expectation that the power to remove an elected governor will only be used in exceptional and serious circumstances.

Examples which could give rise to removal include:

  • there have been repeated grounds for suspension;
  • the actions of the governor are significantly detrimental to the effective operation of the governing body;
  • a governor displays repeated and serious incompetence;
  • and/or there has been serious misconduct. 

The guidance also outlines the procedure for removal, including the expectation that the governing board has an appeals process.

  • The statutory instrument and explanatory note are available here.
  • The statutory guidance can be found here. 

As part of the update the DfE has also included additional material on the governance database.

First published 11 January 2018

First published 11 January 2018