National Association for Gifted Children - Advice and support for gifted children
National Association of Head Teachers - Professional association for school leaders.
National Association for Primary Education - Campaigning organisation.
National Association for Special Educational Needs - The leading organisation in the UK working in special educational needs.
National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers. Professional association for any teacher.
National Association for the Teaching of English. Professional subject association for anyone working within English education.
Originally intended by Margaret Thatcher to ensure every child was taught the basics, with regular national tests to monitor progress. Grew into ten-subject curriculum and complicated testing regime. Now, the national curriculum outlines what children should be taught from their first days in school to the onset of GCSE courses.
National Association of Teachers of Travellers. Run by teachers working with Travelling Children.
National Children’s Bureau. Campaigns for children’s rights.
The National College for School Leadership is designed to support and train school leaders.
National Curriculum Tests, previously known and still mainly referred to as Sats (Standard Assessment Tests), these are tests taken by children at the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 to test pupils' ability in maths and English.
National Foundation for Educational Research Provides research-based information on education and training.
National Literacy Trust. Promotes literacy initiatives, including the National Reading Campaign.
Number on Roll. The number of pupils registered at named school.
National Professional Qualification for Headship. The mandatory qualification for headship. For details on what’s involved check out the National College for Leadership of Schools website.
Newly Qualified Teacher. A teacher in their first year of qualified teaching. Find out more from the DfE
National Union of Teachers – the largest teachers’ union.
National Vocational Qualification. A competence based qualification; which means students learn practical, work-related tasks designed to help them develop the skills and knowledge to do a job effectively.