This was not a sticking point when NAHT and SHA last held discussions, nor should it be. Secondary heads, primary heads, special school heads, and deputies would all need a distinctive voice in a merged association.
If both NAHT and SHA favour a merger, there should be no real difficulty in ensuring that the very obvious special needs of different sectors can be properly catered for. Where there is a will, there is a way!
DAVID HART General secretary NAHT 1 Heath Square, Boltro Road Haywards Heath, West Sussex