Annual Conference 2019

Annual Conference 2019 is taking place at the ICC Belfast between 19th and 21st April 2019.

This year’s Annual Conference marks the start of our centenary celebrations, commemorating 100 years since the NASUWT was formed.

The motions at the Conference have been selected by a ballot of the members to ensure that the issues to be debated truly reflect what is important to teachers and headteachers.

This year's motions reflect the overriding concerns of teachers: teachers’ mental health, pupil indiscipline, education funding, and the teacher supply crisis. Age discrimination, pay, assessment, pension reforms, and access to training also feature high on the agenda.

Over the course of the Conference, the NASUWT will be issuing research on pupil indiscipline and violence, bullying and harassment of teachers, the impact of emails on teachers’ workload, and teachers paying for classroom resources and basic necessities for pupils.

You can download key Conference documents from our Conference Publications page and keep up to date with events on the Conference Extra pages using the links on the right/below.

You can also download our app to get topical news and special notifications for members who are attending.

Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, said: “This Conference will be a particularly special one for the NASUWT as we celebrate 100 years of the NASUWT being the voice of teachers. We have a proud history of defending and protecting teachers in the face of turbulence and challenge and Conference will reaffirm our commitment to continuing to do so.”