Annual Conference is the main decision-making body of the Union, debating and determining the Union’s policies to address issues that are critical to the working lives of teachers, school leaders and the future of education.

The NASUWT Annual Conference 2024 took place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 29 to 31 March.

Highlights of Annual Conference 2024

Conference streaming

The public sessions of Annual Conference were once again streamed for those who couldn’t join us in person

Official Opening Ceremony of Conference
General Secretary Address to Conference
Rashida Din, NASUWT President 2024, opened her inaugural address by saying, ‘What an honour it is to address you as the first Muslim President of the NASUWT, the teachers’ union.’
Dr Patrick Roach used his keynote address to call for change that can only come from a new government that is committed to delivering a new deal for teachers.

A transcript of Dr Roach’s address is also available on our Annual Conference 2024 Publications page.

Conference photos

Conference materials

As part of the Union’s commitment to increased sustainability, we made all Conference materials available on the website and the Annual Conference App.

Publications, FAQs and details of a first-time delegates briefing can be found on the right/below.

Members told us about their experiences at Annual Conference

Activist Awards

During Annual Conference, our hard-working activists were recognised with awards, including multiple Recruitment Awards, a Health and Safety Rep Award and a Young Activist of the Year Award.

Activist Awards


NASUWT is committed to becoming a sustainable organisation and our conferences and events are leading the way. In 2024, NASUWT worked with our partners to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of Annual Conference in offsetting what we cannot avoid in order to ensure the event was carbon-neutral.

Conscious of the risk of perceived ‘greenwashing’, we have been clear that our priority is to reduce our emissions and we will not invest in non-verified credits and we will not double count carbon credits.

With the support of Greengage, we have identified the M’tetezi Improved cookstoves project in Malawi which we will fund to offset our unavoidable emissions. The energy-efficient M’tetezi cookstove is a portable biomass stove designed for burning wood. The replacement of traditional stoves with M’tetezi stoves reduces the total amount of fuel required for cooking and reduces indoor air pollution (carbon monoxide and particulate matter). This reduction in exposure of especially women and young children is expected to reduce the risk related to their health, e.g. respiratory problems, problems related to eyes due to smoke. In comparison to open cooking fires, the use of the M’tetezi cookstove will reduce the amount of time spent obtaining wood fuel, especially for children and mothers.