YOUR MEMBERSHIP GUIDE 2021 YOU’RE IN SAFE HANDS…
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What makes us the leading union for school leaders?
THANK YOU FOR BEING A VALUED PART OF NAHT It’s because of your membership and support that we can continue to do what we do. We understand that one of the main reasons you join a union is for peace of mind, knowing you’ve got the very best protection.
Call us anytime Call our in-house advice team on 0300 30 30 333 (option one) to receive confidential advice and support. As a member, you also have access to our counselling helpline, available 24/7 on 0800 917 4055.
Speak to us We have dedicated branches throughout the UK, to offer you face-to-face support should you ever need it. Find your local branch on pages 4 and 5. Follow us on social media to keep up to date @NAHTnews Campaigning to improve schools for everyone NAHT the union for school leaders
How to log in The NAHT website is a great resource for member benefits, advice, news and much more. Your membership number is your website username. If it’s your first time logging into the website, or if you have forgotten your password, follow the online link to reset your password.
NAHT IS HERE TO HELP YOU IN YOUR ROLE
Our regions ensure members get the best service locally and nationally by assisting branches and providing us with insights on where we should focus our attention. To find out more about events and activities run by your local branch, log into the members’ area of the NAHT website.
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1. NORTH WEST Clem Coady firstname.lastname@example.org 2. EAST MIDLANDS David Allen email@example.com 3. EASTERN Dawn Copping dawn.copping@nahtofficials. org.uk 4. WALES Dean Taylor firstname.lastname@example.org
5. SOUTH CENTRAL Deborah Johnson deborah.johnson@nahtofficials. org.uk
9. NORTHERN IRELAND Geri Cameron email@example.com
10. SOUTH WEST 6. SOUTH EAST Simon Hague Dr Hildi Mitchell firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com 11. WEST MIDLANDS 7. LONDON Tim Gallagher Anne Lyons firstname.lastname@example.org Anne.email@example.com 12. YORKSHIRE 8. NORTH EAST Vic Logan Nicola Stephenson firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
WE’VE BEEN WORKING HARD TO DRIVE PROGRESS FOR OUR MEMBERS We’ve been working hard to drive progress over the last 12 months and, together with our members, we’ve celebrated some significant achievements: • We have provided detailed guidance to our members and regular FAQs throughout the last year in response to government policy decisions. This includes advice on managing Covid-19, professional issues, assessment, relations with other unions, mental health of pupils and a wide range of other topics • Took the first steps to commence judicial review proceedings against the DfE in order to challenge the government’s plans for a full return to school at the start of January 2021
• Secured some initial small-scale emergency funding support for schools in the most precarious financial position as a result of Covid through the exceptional costs scheme and the Covid workforce fund
• We continued to press DfE, and build public awareness of the cost of Covid through case studies, two published member surveys and support for an EPI survey publication • Ensured that the government cancelled all forms of primary statutory assessment in 2020/21
• Represented the views of our secondary members via the government consultation on GCSEs and A-Levels. Ensured teacher judgement remains at the heart of how grades are award in 2021 • Ensured that there will be no school level performance data published or used for accountability purposes in 2021 • Successfully ensured that there would be no return to routine inspection in the spring and summer terms 2021 and that monitoring inspections for Inadequate and double RI schools would focus on how well schools are educating pupils in the current circumstances rather than progress since last inspection • Took the first steps to commence judicial review proceedings against Ofsted in order to challenge the legal basis for their visits to schools in autumn 2020 • We issued detailed guidance on monitoring inspections advice for members on how to handle a call from Ofsted following a parental complaint about remote learning.
MAKE YOUR MEMBERSHIP GO FURTHER Cover the cost of your membership, and more, by taking advantage of specially negotiated offers from our carefully selected partners. See pages 14 and 15 for more details and find out how you and your school can save money. Visit www.naht.org.uk/membershipbenefits for the latest discounts and benefits. If you have any feedback, or you’d like to suggest new partners, please email firstname.lastname@example.org As a member of NAHT, you’ll benefit from more than just discounts from our partners. You can also access our new and improved NAHT Extras, an online discount platform, available 24/7. See pages 8 and 9 to find out how to
register. Download the app and start saving today. We support our members with their continued professional empowerment, and we’re excited to offer an exclusive discount on NAHT Discovery Education Pathway, empowering teachers and leaders to flourish in their careers. See pages 12 and 13 to learn more about NAHT Discovery Education Pathway and how it can help you and your team develop professionally and personally in your careers. You’ll also save on our extensive range of courses and conferences. See pages 10 and 11 to find out more.
62% of NAHT members who opted to have their tax codes checked discovered that HMRC had issued the wrong code, resulting in them paying too much tax – on average £359.96 each.* Call HMRC on 0300 200 3300 to discuss your professional needs. We’re always on the lookout for the best money-saving deals and regularly update our member offers. *Source: Tax Refund Company 2018
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CPD CONFERENCES AGM
Friday 30 April 2021
NEW AND ASPIRING HEADS’ CONFERENCE
Wednesday 10 November 2021
EARLY YEARS CONFERENCE
Tuesday 18 May 2021
SCHOOL BUSINESS LEADERS’ CONFERENCE
PRIMARY CONFERENCE Thursday 11 November 2021
Thursday 8July 2021
Face-to-face events will be based on government guidelines and a virtual alternative may be offered.
FREE WEBINARS AVAILABLE Get a flavour of our CPD offering. Visit The Hub for more information.
“NAHT’s webinars are solid and concise with very clear guidance. Just what’s needed after a long day.” MARIA-BRIGID RYAN, MASTER PRACTITIONER SENCO TEAM, BAYCROFT SCHOOL
“Great training, really succinct and relevant. Steven’s measured delivery ensured I learned a lot.” NICHOLAS PAYLING, HEADTEACHER, CAWOOD CHURCH OF ENGLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL
“I like the online format, it’s easy to interact with and really brings the learning to life. Making resources available is also a very big plus.” LISA SUMPTER, HEADTEACHER, ST JOSEPH’S AND ST GREGORY’S CATHOLIC PRIMARY SCHOOL
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TO BOOK A COURSE OR CONFERENCE Visit: www.naht.org.uk/cpd | Email: email@example.com | Call: 01444 472405
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HERE’S WHAT OUR MEMBERS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT BEING PART OF THE LEADING UNION FOR SCHOOL LEADERS “As school business manager, it’s important I’m engaged with and surrounded by like-minded colleagues, not least because of the current political climate. So, after careful consideration and recommendations from other leaders, I happily joined. My goal is for everyone to see NAHT as the natural home of SBM colleagues.”
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THE VOICE OF OVER
“I joined NAHT as a deputy head because I wanted a union which would support and develop me as a leader. Colleagues highly recommended it and I’ve never been disappointed. NAHT’s always provided excellent professional advice and I highly rate their courses.” Grant Strudley, Head teacher, Crown Wood Primary School
“In times of change and uncertainty, it’s reassuring to be part of a union that keeps me abreast of policy and practice, and voices my concerns to affect change at a national level. Having the might of NAHT supporting me as a leader brings comfort and calmness to my professional life.” Dame Nicola Nelson, Head teacher
“I was seeking a union of strength and conviction. NAHT provided that, especially in the guise of Rob Kelsall. He was, and still is, immensely knowledgeable, tenacious and supportive. There’s real solidarity too, which is on full display, especially in times of need. On top of that I’ve made many friends from all over the UK.” Sarah Hewitt-Clarkson, Head teacher
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“Upon becoming assistant principal I needed a union that was dedicated to supporting and working with school leaders. NAHT immediately stood out because it would help as I transitioned to headship. I was encouraged as a new professional, and I’m still championed as head of school.”
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• Full access to the NAHT website • Continued access to the valueadded services and special rates available through our partners • Benefit from hundreds of discounts on NAHT Extras • Access to the NAHT counselling and support line
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This platform provides a space for school leaders to share and gain knowledge that will benefit those starting their leadership journey as well as seasoned leaders. HOW CAN I BENEFIT FROM HAVING A MENTOR?
HOW CAN I BENEFIT FROM MENTORING OTHERS?
• Receive independent advice about your professional development
•D evelop your coaching and mentoring skills, which can contribute towards your continuing professional development (CPD) plan
• Develop the capabilities and skills you need to succeed as a leader, including knowledge of discipline-related and nontechnical skills • Access support and overcome challenges with the support of a mentor who has been through the same experiences.
• Pass on your experience as an employer or employee, and gain a new perspective on your experiences •U se your communication and leadership skills, and industry knowledge •N etworking opportunities.
“We all need someone to champion and guide us through life. I’m a great believer in developing people because successful leadership isn’t just about authority, it’s also about influence. I hope to share my experience and guide leaders by focusing on areas they need support with most.”
Asma Maqsood-Shah, Head teacher
The Hub has been created for school leaders and is packed full of articles to support you.
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Management and leadership
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Stronger together - ensure your SLT is with NAHT. Ensure your SLT is aligned and receiving high-quality advice and support whenever it’s needed. Refer a colleague or friend to NAHT membership and be rewarded with a gift card. There’s no limit to the amount of times you can refer*.
Visit www.naht.org.uk/bookletreferral *Terms and conditions apply. New joiners must apply online and provide the referring person’s name and membership number. NAHT membership is for heads, executive heads, principals, vice principals, deputy heads, assistant heads and school business managers. Full terms and conditions can be found at naht.org.uk
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Do your personal ﬁnances make the grade? A free ﬁnancial ﬁtness report could help you to make stronger plans. After a year of professional and personal challenges, it’s never been more important to make sure you’re looking after your own wellbeing. That includes feeling conﬁdent about your ﬁnancial future. The good news is, our long-standing partners, NAHT Personal Financial Services, are here to help you check your arrangements. At a time when you’ve got a lot on your plate – like the considerable task of safely running a school during these extraordinary times – it’s easy to check where you are with your own money. It’s also completely free.
The support you need A free Financial Fitness Report could help you keep your ﬁnances on track. It all starts with a conversation, where you can talk to a member of the NAHT Personal Financial Services' friendly team about your arrangements. At the end of the chat you'll receive your free, personalised report to keep and use however you like. It’s packed full of helpful information. From outlining the things you may already have in place – to suggesting areas you might want to give more thought towards. There are moments in life that we look back on as the thing that changed everything. This free Financial Fitness Report could be that moment for you.
Let’s talk about you
The chat will be shaped around you and what’s relevant in your world. But as a preview, these are the kind of things that might be covered. • Check the foundations you have in place. From thinking about those what-if dilemmas to how you’re building up your savings. • What are your priorities? Your short-term goals may well have changed a bit. But let’s look beyond that to the next few years and what’s just over the horizon. • Is your money working hard enough? There are all sorts of ways you could boost your plans. It’s worth thinking about whether you’re making the most of the opportunities available to you. • How are you planning for the future? Hopefully, the challenges we’re all facing at the moment will eventually seem like the distant memory. That’s why we shouldn’t forget our long-term goals. What you’re doing, or not doing, right now could go a long way towards shaping your lifestyle – especially in retirement. Your report will summarise how you’re getting on in these and other areas. Hopefully, your ﬁnances are in good shape. However, it won’t hurt to ﬁnd out if you could still do more.
It’s easy to get started 1. Call NAHT Personal Financial Services now on 0800 012 1248* to arrange an appointment 2. Speak to one of the helpful team – you can chat through your plans over the phone, or better still they oﬀer an award-winning video service, Skipton Link 3. Receive your free report and insights guide, outlining the ﬁtness of your ﬁnancial plans Whichever path you choose to take, you will never be pressured to make any decisions. Take as much time as you need. To be clear, the Financial Fitness Report won’t include any personalised advice or recommendations. If you decide to get advice, NAHT Personal Financial Services' recommendations could involve placing your capital at risk, as the value of investments can fall as well as rise and you may get back less than you originally invest. *To help maintain service and quality, some calls may be recorded and monitored. 0800 numbers are free from landlines and mobiles for consumers. NAHT Personal Financial Services is a trading name of Skipton Building Society. Skipton Building Society is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority, under registration number 153706, for accepting deposits, advising on and arranging mortgages and providing Restricted ﬁnancial advice. Principal Oﬃce, The Bailey, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DN. Should you act on advice from Skipton Building Society, NAHT will receive a fee for the introduction.
IMPORTANT CONTACT DETAILS ADVICE AND SUPPORT Receive expert advice on managing your school and benefit from individual legal support. Call 0300 30 30 333 (option one) from 8.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. We help nearly 2,000 members every month with advice and legal support. Call us to see how we can assist in your day-to-day role or with any difficulties you may face in your career. As well as our advice hotline, members can benefit from individual consultations, support from regional officers and help with litigation casework. You can also use the Education Support 24/7 counselling line on 0800 917 4055. Calls made to this number are completely confidential and access to this service is included as part of your membership.
MEMBERSHIP SUPPORT If you need to let us know about a change of role or circumstance, please call the member support team on 0300 30 30 333 (option two) from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. We take more than 1,000 calls from members every month, ensuring they have the right membership to suit their role.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Last year, we trained more than 1,000 members on our professional development courses. Call the events team on 01444 472405 to find out how our training can bring you up to date.
CONTACT US Visit: www.naht.org.uk t: 0300 30 30 333 e: email@example.com General secretary: Paul Whiteman