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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 

What governing boards and school leaders should expect from each other

​NAHT, the National Governance Association (NGA), the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), the Local Government Association (LGA), and Institute of School Business Leadership (ISBL) have collaborated to produce a new edition of this popular guidance document.

The guide sets out best practice in building productive relationships between school leaders and governors and is intended to give a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities including how to strike the right balance between strategic and operational decisions.

This new edition has been updated to reflect the ongoing structural changes to the system, re-emphasising the employer responsibilities of the governance role, as well as highlight the importance and understanding of, the school business leadership role.

The advice is broken down into four key areas:

  1. The respective roles of governance and management,
  2. Developing and supporting the governing board,
  3. Effective ways of working,
  4. Understanding the organisation and engaging with stakeholders. 

Members may find it useful to take this to their governing body for formal adoption, alongside the new Governance Handbook and Competency Framework, released by the Department for Education.

The document can be downloaded below. 

First published 12 November 2019

First published 12 November 2019