NAHT Membership

NAHT the school leaders' union

The School Leaders’ Union


NAHT are The School Leaders’ Union supporting leaders like you for over 125 years. NAHT is the definitive voice of school leaders. Alongside our members, we work to create a better education system for both educationalists and students alike. We represent school leaders working within a number of different areas of the education sector, and our members include head teachers, deputy and assistant heads, school business leaders, special educational needs coordinators, virtual school heads and leaders of outdoor education centres.

NAHT is democratically run and supports its members through offering unparalleled protection and representation. We are committed to developing the profession through the excellent training opportunities we offer, and we use our highly-respected collective voice to influence the policy decisions of government.

We make sure your voice is heard, understood and a catalyst for change in education and at the highest levels of government.

Why NAHT is the right union for you


  • • Support & Advice
    – Whether it’s legal support or a friendly ear, we’re here to offer professional protection and support, on everything from pay to pensions.
  • • Training – We’re here to help your professional development. Attend our courses and conference at a preferential member rate.
  • • Counselling – No matter the hour, our counselling phone line provided by Education Support is available to you 24/7.
  • • Influence – We amplify your voice to make a difference, both on a local and national government level, making positive policy changes in our industry.
  • • Resources – There’s a whole host of guides, downloads and advice in our members area, ready to download to help make your school even better.
  • • Discounts – You can save with discounts and deals for both you and your school with our NAHT Extras platform and partners, across hundreds of retailers.

For AHOEC members wishing to join NAHT, applications must be made directly by contacting us here.

An NAHT membership subscription is fully tax deductible. Learn more about claiming.
Any queries or questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Key Contacts


Paul Whiteman, NAHT Director of Representation and Advice, developed the link between AHOEC and the NAHT National Executive. This provides the opportunity to raise the profile of AHOEC with members of the NAHT Executive, as well as representing the interests of AHOEC members on specific issues.

Joanne Richardson is the NAHT headquarters officer. She attends AHOEC Executive Committee meetings, as well as the annual and half-yearly conferences.

Policy Directors are also in residence in Northern Ireland and Wales.

Want to find out more about NAHT? Join over 49,000 school leaders benefiting from dedicated advice and support from NAHT today. Visit us here.