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Half Day Briefing - Birmingham

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Hotel Novotel Birmingham Centre

70 Broad Street


B1 2HT

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NAHT is running a series of half and full day briefings on Primary Assessment and School Funding. Delegates can choose to attend either or both sessions, and will need to select the appropriate ticket when booking. Lunch will only be provided for full day delegates.

You will also have the chance to meet 2017/18 NAHT President Anne Lyons, who will be attending the day to network with delegates.

Morning Session, 10am-12pm (Registration & Refreshments from 9.30am)

Primary Assessment: Where are we now and where next?

Appropriate for: School leaders in NAHT and Edge working in primary schools (England)

Session Leader: Sarah Hannafin, NAHT Senior Policy Advisor

This briefing will provide a full update on the work of NAHT to change and influence the system of primary statutory assessment following the significant changes introduced.

The proposals contained in the government’s consultation on primary assessment will be considered with a focus on what will be changing as a result, particularly with regards to the teacher assessment of writing.


  1. To inform delegates of the work of NAHT to change and influence statutory assessment in the primary phase.
  2. To consider the government’s plans to change and improve primary assessment.

Sarah Hannafin works as a senior policy adviser for NAHT, and is the organisation’s lead on curriculum and assessment. She works closely with the DfE, STA and key stakeholders to take forward the campaign priorities in this area.

12pm-1pm – Sandwich Lunch for full day attendees

Afternoon Session, 1pm-3pm (Registration & Refreshments from 12.30pm)

School Funding: the national funding formula and the government’s plans for encouraging financial efficiencies

Appropriate for: Head teachers and School Business Managers in all schools (England)

Session Leader: Valentine Mulholland – NAHT Head of Policy

This briefing will provide a full update on the development of the national funding formula and the formula for allocating high needs funding. As the results of the second stage consultation on these fomulae will have been published, this session will allow delegates to understand the final proposals and what it might mean for them.

The DfE’s response to the school funding crisis has been to set out ambitious plans for schools to make £3billion of savings by 2020 and whilst NAHT has expressed doubts that this target can be met, this session will look at where they are focusing and some of the current tools and materials to support schools.


  1. To inform delegates of the latest position on the development of a national funding formula and what this could mean for them.
  2. To consider the government’s plans to encourage greater school efficiencies and review the tools available.

Valentine Mulholland is Head of Policy at the NAHT, and heads up a team of policy and research professionals that develop and campaign for NAHT’s policy positions with campaigning priorities on: school structures and school improvement; funding; school business management and school efficiencies; assessment and accountability; teacher working conditions and recruitment; and pupil wellbeing. She works closely with the DfE and key stakeholders to take forward those campaigns and attends the DfE’s working groups on school funding; school efficiencies and academy funding.


Morning or Afternoon Session Only (including arrival refreshments)
Members: £50
Non-members: £75

Morning and Afternoon Sessions (including arrival refreshments & sandwich lunch)
Members: £100
Non-members: £150

Please note that the start time shown allows for registration and refreshments, the conference programme will be sent to each delegate via the email supplied with the final information.

Members of NAHT can enjoy our courses and conferences at a subsidised rate so join here today and start enjoying the benefits of membership.

Please do not book travel or accomodation without checking with the Professional Development team on events@naht.org.uk that the conference will be going ahead.

The NAHT has the right to cancel the conference if insufficient bookings are received. The NAHT also reserves the right to change the venue prior to the scheduled date, and in this event will communicate any alterations as soon as possible.

By booking a place you are accepting NAHT's terms and conditions.


Do I need my membership number to book?

Yes. If you are booking a member place you will be required to enter the correct membership number. You can find your membership number by phoning membership on 0300 3030333 option 2.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

The Professional Development team can be contacted on events@naht.org.uk or 01444 472405.

Is my booking transferrable?

Bookings may only be transferred at the discretion of the Professional Development team. These will need to be made in writing to events@naht.org.uk before the event. Transfers and cancellations may be subject to a charge.

Cancellation fees:

Within 20 working days - 25% charge

Within 10 working days - 50% charge

Within 5 working days - 75% charge

Within 2 working days - 100% charge

Can I update my registration information?

Any updates to your booking must be made in writing to the Professional Development team at events@naht.org.uk

Does the name on the booking need to match the attendee?

The names of each individual attendee must be entered during the booking process along with a unique email address for each attendee as this will be used for the final confirmation.

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