• Coronavirus: Largest heads' union says it wasn't consulted over June 1 return plan

    The country’s largest headteachers’ union was not consulted on the government’s proposal to allow certain year groups to return to school on June 1, its general secretary has revealed. Paul Whiteman, the leader of the National Association of Head Teachers, which mostly represents primary school leaders, told the Parliamentary education committee this morning that conversations

    11.17 May. 12th, 2020 | News

  • Heads 'not scared' of industrial action over funding, says union leader

    Headteachers are “not scared” of taking industrial action over school funding, says the head of the country’s largest school leaders’ union, as members prepare to vote on the direction of their campaign. The annual conference of the National Association of Head Teachers will begin in Telford today, with delegates set to hear from Damian Hinds,

    0.11 May. 3rd, 2019 | News

  • Heads concerned after 'lifeline' school improvement funding cut

    A “lifeline” government scheme that issued school improvement grants has closed, with £85 million from its coffers left unspent. The National Association of Head Teachers has expressed concerns after the Department for Education announced this week that no further routine grants will be awarded from the strategic school improvement fund, though emergency funding will still

    12.38 Aug. 2nd, 2018 | News

  • Teach Firsters return to the classroom ten years on

    Teachers who trained with education charity Teach First when it launched 15 years ago are returning to the profession, after leaving it behind to try out different industries. Data gathered by Teach First on trainees who joined the programme in 2003 and 2004 have shown that more of them were back in the classroom last

    5.00 Jul. 14th, 2018 | News

  • Paul Whiteman, General secretary, NAHT

    Almost a year to the day since he was unveiled as the NAHT’s preferred candidate to replace Russell Hobby as its general secretary, Paul Whiteman is preparing to deliver his inaugural keynote speech at the union’s annual conference. But Whiteman’s address in Liverpool this weekend will be delivered under very different circumstances to his predecessor’s

    5.00 May. 8th, 2018 | Features