Highlights of Annual Conference 2023
Opening Ceremony - President Rosemary Carabine
General Secretary Address - Dr Patrick Roach
Documentation and live streaming of Conference
The NASUWT Annual Conference 2023 took place between 7 and 10 April.
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The Official Opening of Annual Conference 2023 included the induction of the new President Rosemary Carabine and her inaugural President’s Address, saying, ‘If we are to win the battles of the future, we need to stick together in the finest and only union for teachers - the NASUWT.’
Dr Patrick Roach, General Secretary, launched our Time for a Limit campaign, saying that teachers are struggling to hold together a system that is already broken.
During Annual Conference, we present various awards to thank our hard-working activists, including multiple Recruitment Awards, a Health and Safety Rep Award and a Young Activist of the Year Award. We also present an international award to express solidarity with our partners abroad who are often facing extreme conditions as teachers and trade unionists.
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All the Conference documentation is available on our Annual Conference 2023 Publications page.
Anyone unable to attend the Annual Conference was able to see the public sessions streamed live from the SEC.
The NASUWT is committed to becoming a sustainable organisation and our conferences and events are leading the way.
In 2023, the NASUWT worked with our partners to measure and reduce the carbon footprint of Annual Conference in offsetting what we cannot avoid 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, we will absolutely not invest in non-verified credits and we will not double count carbon credits.
With the support of Greengage, we identified a number of projects around the world that help provide solutions to climate change that we would financially support.
These have included:
preventing unplanned deforestation in native forests in Brazil;
supporting the sustainable provision of safe water in Eritrea;
promoting change mitigation and adaptation in Cambodia;
promoting improved cooking practices in Nigeria; and
supporting small-scale hydropower in Turkey.
Additionally, our hosts at the SEC made a contribution to Trees for Life on behalf of the NASUWT Annual Conference 2023, the equivalent of eight trees.
Trees for Life aims to restore the wild forest of the Caledonian Forest, a globally unique habitat which has suffered from centuries of neglect and deforestation, but which once stretched from coast to coast in Scotland.
The SEC began supporting Trees for Life in 2007 and over the subsequent nine years sponsored over 200 acres of wild forest which enabled the natural regeneration of 158,669 trees. Since 2016, a further 10,100 trees have been planted on behalf of the SEC’s conference delegates.