The single largest gathering of LGBT+ educators in Europe, this two-night conference aims to build a movement of LGBT+ members who will shape the future of education. 

From delivering LGBT+ inclusion and Pupil Pride groups to deepening understanding of intersectional issues, participants will take part in an immersive programme of workshops, debates and networking meetings. 

Participants will leave with a clear aim of how we achieve LGBT+ liberation in Education and why this union and your local district is the vehicle to achieve that through. 

Accommodation and other requests

Delegates will receive: accommodation, breakfast, dinner Friday and Saturday night, lunch and refreshments.

For accommodation, access, cancellations, dietary and other requests, please email Kat Griffin 

Conference programme

LGBT+ CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Friday

Check in from 4pm

19:00 – 21:00

Hot buffet opens

21:00 – Late

Music Bingo event

Saturday

Registration and coffee from 08:30

09:00 – 09:05

Our Principles and Behaviours

Chair opens conference with safe space talk

09:05 – 09:45

Opening Plenary (with Q&A)

Joint General Secretary Mary Bousted, President Amanda Martin and Keynote from Andrew Moffat chaired by Annette Pryce

10:00 – 11:30

Workshop session 1

11:30 – 11:50

BREAK

11:50 – 12:30

Executive Report with Q&A

Annette Pryce, Chair and NEU Executive Committee member for LGBT+ Educators reports on how we’re winning LGBT+ inclusion through the NEU.

12:30 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 15:00

Workshop session 2

15:00 – 15:30

BREAK

15:30 – 17:00

Workshop session 3

17:15  - 18:30

Film – Kumu Hina

15:30 – 16:30

Trans and Non-binary network space

16:30 – 17:30

Disabled LGBT+ caucus network space

17:30 – 18:30

Black LGBT+ network space

18:30 – 19:30

Bisexual caucus network space

19:45 – 20:00

Drinks Reception

20:00 – 22:00

Dinner and Awards and Performance from Tabs

22:00 – 01:00

Queer Prom with guest DJ, Tabs (Butch, Please)

Sunday

09:00 – 10:15

Film – Kumu Hina

08:30 – 09:30

LGBT+ People of Faith network space

09:30 – 10:30

Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Women’s’ caucus

10:30 – 11:30

Motions session

11:30 – 12:00

BREAK

12:00 – 12:45

Launch of Guidance

12:45 – 13:00

Chair closes conference

13:00

Conference closes

Conference motions and guidance

Motions are written policy, rule change and action proposals that are debated and then agreed by a vote at LGBT+ Educators Conference. They help us democratically decide what our thinking is around key issues and what action needs to be taken.  


Once motions are agreed, the whole conference will agree which motion should be prioritized and sent to the NEU Annual Conference in April 2020. The motion will then be debated again at that conference and be voted upon. If agreed, it will become the policy of the NEU – gaining resources and influence to deliver its objectives.  


Motions can be amended. This might be because something important was missed or it could be because people disagree about the issue and/or how to deliver around it. 

Amendments close at midday on 20 November 2019.

 LGBT+ Educators Awards 2019

Last year we launched the very first LGBT+ Educators Awards to celebrate the work of NEU LGBT+ members who champion LGBT+ inclusion and equality. The awards ceremony takes place after a formal dinner on Saturday 30 November at NEU LGBT+ Conference in Blackpool.

More about the awards