Call us: 0300 30 30 333
Home Menu

NAHT Officials' and Policy Conference 2021


Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 October, 2021

County Hall, London

Extraordinary Leaders for Extraordinary Times

These two conferences will be held consecutively at the same venue. The Officials' Conference will take place from lunchtime Thursday 7 October to lunchtime Friday 8 October.

The Policy Making Conference (part of the Annual Conference) will take place from lunchtime Friday 8 October to 15:30 on Saturday 9 October.

These will both be in person events.

Officials' Conference

  • 24 hour programme of training, briefings and network opportunities for NAHT local officials
  • Open to all NAHT branch officials (branch secretaries, presidents, treasurers, committee members and case workers)
  • Free to attend, travel, accommodation and meals included

Policy Making Conference

  • Branch delegations are calculated on your numbers of members. A full list of delegate entitlements will be released shortly, but it will be the same, or perhaps an increase of 1 on your entitlement at the AGM held in April. Contact your Regional Organiser if you're unsure what this was.
  • It is good practice for your delegation to be elected at a branch meeting, with the opportunity to nominate themselves given to all members. If you have previously elected your delegation for 2021, they should be offered the places first.
  • National Executive members and past National Officers receive their own place at Policy Making Conference, so please don't consider them in your delegations.
  • Free to attend for delegates.

Diversity and Inclusion in your branch delegations

We very much encourage branch delegations to reflect the diversity of membership of NAHT.  We are particularly encouraging the members of our new diversity networks – NAHT Leaders for Race Equality and LGBTQ+ network to become involved and have asked members of these networks to contact their branch secretaries if they wish to attend Policy Making Conference. Please also be aware that, following decisions made at the AGM in May, Associate and Edge members, can now attend Policy Making Conference as delegates.


A form for the submission of motions is available from your Regional Organiser. Branches and regions are reminded that there is a limit of 2 motions per region and per branch. 

Guidance for submitting motions to NAHT Policy Conference can also be requested from your Regional Organiser.

The subject of motions should be our education policy work as we have already held our AGM this year.

The deadline for receipt of motions is 5pm on Monday 2 August.


Booking for both Officials' Conference and Policy Making Conference can be done at the same time, or individually if you are only attending one of the events.

Our Conference guide and delegate brochure will be provided to delegates ahead of the event.


Additional Accommodation - Saturday night

Accommodation may be booked at the Park Plaza, Westminster Bridge Hotel for Saturday night by contacting them direct at a preferential rate of £139 inc breakfast and VAT.

To book:

• Direct line: 03334006112 and selecting option 1

• Email address:

• Special code: 091021NAHT

You will be asked to provide credit card details to guarantee this booking and be responsible for settling this and any extras on departure.

The deadline for making any booking is 13th September 2021


If you have any questions, please email


Provisional Programme*

Thursday, 7 October, 2021

Morning - Attendees for the Officials' Conference travel to London

Afternoon - Part 1 of the Officials' Conference

Evening - Officials' Conference dinner (Accommodation provided Thursday night for Officials' Conference attendees)

Friday, 8 October, 2021

Morning - Part 2 of the Officials' Conference

Attendees of the Policy Making Conference travel to London

Afternoon - Policy Making Conference

Attendees of the Officials' Conference travel home

Evening - Policy Making Conference and Gala dinner (Accommodation provided Friday night for Policy Making Conference attendees)

Saturday, 9 October, 2021

All day (15:30 finish) - Policy Making Conference

*subject to change


Pathway small .png




Other conferences