Here's how to survive and thrive - a farewell message from Russell Hobby

Here's how to survive and thrive - a farewell message from Russell Hobby

NAHT's outgoing general secretary shares his thoughts on surviving and thriving in challenging times

With the privilege of working alongside and representing some of the most talented leaders in the country, I have drawn four lessons for surviving and thriving in these challenging times.

18 July 2017/Number of views (1399)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Management
What do leaders need? And what do they need most?

What do leaders need? And what do they need most?

Susan Young outlines 23 characteristics of outstanding leaders and leadership teams

Susan Young looks at what makes an outstanding school leader.

17 July 2017/Number of views (1054)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Blogs
Here comes the sun

Here comes the sun

James Ashmore on why middle leaders need to remain optimistic

James Ashmore writes on the importance of staying optimistic as a middle leader.

03 July 2017/Number of views (1097)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Blogs
A practical school leaders' guide to school trips

A practical school leaders' guide to school trips

Advice on keeping children and staff safe on school trips

Practical guidance on school trips including planning, risk assessments and transport.

13 June 2017/Number of views (2806)/Comments (0)/
Supporting a child's resilience at a time of crisis

Supporting a child's resilience at a time of crisis

Children will be looking to their parents, carers, school leaders and classroom staff for guidance and support at this particularly difficult time.

A guide for school leaders, staff, parents and carers about how best to support children in the aftermath of the Manchester bomb attack on Monday evening, 22 May 2017

25 May 2017/Number of views (2785)/Comments (0)/
Our thoughts are with colleagues and children in schools across the North West

Our thoughts are with colleagues and children in schools across the North West

A message from NAHT Edge regarding the terrorist attack in Manchester and helpful resources for teachers

We know that many people working in schools, along with the young people they teach, will be trying to come to terms with the events that took place last night.

23 May 2017/Number of views (2034)/Comments (0)/
Employment Contracts and the duty to consult

Employment Contracts and the duty to consult

What is good practice around the provision and adjustment of employment contracts?

A brief guide and advice document that will help you understand the basis of and good practice around the provision and adjustment of employment contracts

18 April 2017/Number of views (2845)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Advice Employment
Recorded conversations with parents and employees

Recorded conversations with parents and employees

A school leader's guide to dealing with requests from both parents and staff to record meetings and conversations.

Advice on parents and employees recording meetings in school.

11 April 2017/Number of views (3198)/Comments (0)/
5 top tips for running successful meetings

5 top tips for running successful meetings

How can you ensure that meetings are effective, efficient and beneficial for everyone involved?

Running successful meetings is an often overlooked skill but one that will almost certainly be required of you as a middle leader. The times you have together with your team can be critical to your success and so it is vitally important that they go well.

27 March 2017/Number of views (2419)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Advice Management
Recognising leaders who’ve made a difference

Recognising leaders who’ve made a difference

The BELMAS Reflective Practice Award for innovation and critical reflection in education is now open for entries.

The BELMAS Reflective Practice Award for innovation and critical reflection in education is now open for entries

 

17 March 2017/Number of views (3830)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Blogs
Managing behaviour and exercising discipline in schools

Managing behaviour and exercising discipline in schools

A comprehensive guide to good practice of managing behaviour and exercising discipline in schools.

Our advice document on managing behaviour and exercising discipline in school.

24 January 2017/Number of views (3145)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
High stakes accountability causing a crisis in school leadership, says NAHT Edge

High stakes accountability causing a crisis in school leadership, says NAHT Edge

"The government’s obsession with high stakes accountability has created a negative climate for school leaders – a culture of fear where you are only as good as your last set of results"

11 November 2016/Number of views (2634)/Comments (0)/
Research round-up 3rd October 2016

Research round-up 3rd October 2016

The latest education research reports published in the past week.

This week's research round-up inlcudes information on exclusions, the cost of academy conversions and numbers of young people not in education. 

04 October 2016/Number of views (2811)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News
Research round-up 27 September 2016

Research round-up 27 September 2016

Latest research reports

Please find below our round-up of the latest key external research reports released this week. 

 

27 September 2016/Number of views (2956)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News
Helping women up the career ladder

Helping women up the career ladder

The dearth of women in leadership positions

"If you can't see it, you can't be it," says Vivienne Porritt, of the dearth of women in leadership positions, particularly in secondary schools.

24 August 2016/Number of views (3380)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Blogs
Becoming a Deputy

Becoming a Deputy

The difference between a deputy and a middle leader

I decided to become a deputy because I wanted to be able to have a greater, direct influence on pupils, individually and collectively.

24 August 2016/Number of views (3549)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Blogs
NAHT Edge welcomes new research into effective middle leadership

NAHT Edge welcomes new research into effective middle leadership

James Bowen comments on LKMco report into effective middle leaders

Many of the findings from this report will resonate with our members who know that strong interpersonal skills, clear communication and the ability to lead a team are key to being a successful middle leader.

29 July 2016/Number of views (4151)/Comments (0)/
NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 68)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 68)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

In this issue of your news round-up we look at the latest guidance to help you take control of the LA moderation process, a radical rethink of engineering education in schools, DENI’s plan of action to ensure pupils attend school regularly and how pressure from the association following the leaked key stage one spelling, punctuation and grammar (SPaG) paper leads to gain for schools and pupils.

26 April 2016/Number of views (4930)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Newsletter
NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 54)

NAHT Edge newsletter (issue 54)

Weekly newsletter round-up from NAHT Edge

In this issue of your news round-up we look at a good practice guide to help you develop positive relationships with GRT families, inspiring students to become the human rights champions of tomorrow, and the area reviews of post-16 education and training institutions and what the impact for schools might be.

12 January 2016/Number of views (7559)/Comments (0)/
Categories: Newsletter
Inspiring Leadership returns (10-12 June 2015 at the ICC in Birmingham)

Inspiring Leadership returns (10-12 June 2015 at the ICC in Birmingham)

The conference for leaders in education, by leaders in education

Brought to you by NAHT, CfBT Education Trust and ASCL, Inspiring Leadership carries on where Seizing success left off and is the conference for leaders in education, by leaders in education.

14 May 2015/Number of views (6713)/Comments (0)/
Categories: News Classroom
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How praise can lead to self-doubt – and what to do about it

It feels great to be told we are brilliant, and it makes us more successful.

Jackie Beere

The year ahead

As every teacher will tell you, the start of a new school year brings with it a tangible sense of new beginnings.

James Bowen

New middle leaders: what issues do they face and what training would help?

Newly appointed middle leaders could benefit from some tailored training in their new roles, according to a new research project.

Susan Young