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Equalities - Leading Through Allyship Conference 2021

Equalities Conference 2021
Virtual conference

Thursday 16 September 2021

NAHT is proud to be holding its first equalities conference, Leading Through Allyship. This event is aimed at all school leaders, no matter what their background, and focuses in on how everyone can play their part in leading and promoting the equalities agenda in schools. We will be focusing on a whole range of equalities issues, including race, the gender pay gap, neurodiversity, intersectionality, transgender with respected expert speakers and school leaders. Join us for a session on how we as school leaders can promote this agenda though our inspirational leadership and allyship.

The conference will be chaired by Shaun Dellenty, Dellenty Consultancy.

Keynote speakers
Sophie Williams, Author, Equity Consultant & Activist
Hannah Wilson, Diverse Educators
Paul Whiteman, General Secretary NAHT

Panel discussion

On inspirational leadership and allyship and taking those messages forward positively in school.


  • Intersectionality: what is it and why is it important? with Shani Dhanda
  • School workforce disability issues, neurodiversity and reasonable adjustments with Ruth Golding, DisabilityEd UK
  • You are not alone with Ruhaina Alford
  • Supporting transgender pupils and colleagues with Simon Croft, Professional And Educational Services Gendered Intelligence


09:45              Join event
10:00 - 10:10   Welcome with Shaun Dellenty and Paul Whiteman
10:10 - 10:20    Sponsor presentation
10:20 - 11:00    Keynote - Sophie Williams, Author - Who am I?, What is allyship?
11:00 - 11:40    Keynote - Hannah Wilson, Diverse Education - Supporting female leadership in education and addressing the gender pay gap
11:40 - 12:00   Break
12:00 - 12:45   Breakout session
12:45 - 13:15   Break
13:15 - 13:45   Roundtable with Natalie Pettifer
13:45 - 14:00   Conference summary and close with Shaun Dellenty

*subject to change

NAHT Wellness and Protect

Don't forget, for this event please note that members who have signed up for the wellness and protect cover can get their transport and cover fees paid for. Please click here to see information about this.


Opens at 09:45

Start at 10:00

Ends at 14:00


Book by 31st July to take advantate of Super Early Bird prices


Super Early Bird - Member - £55

Super Early Bird Non-Member - £75