What is a Local Group?

There are over 260 local network groups across the UK, Hong Kong and Cyprus connecting over 2000 teachers and RE professionals. These groups are coordinated by the NATRE Local Groups officer, Juliet Lyal, a member of the NATRE Executive.

The NATRE affiliated groups all come in different forms providing networking opportunities and engagement that can be invaluable to teachers, lesson ideas and solutions; helping the RE network grow with familiarity of the local areas and opportunities to understand what is happening in the region and across the country.

Each local group is affiliated with NATRE which enables it to benefit from the support we can offer. Our aim is that every teacher of RE should have a NATRE- affiliated local group within 10 miles (or 30 minutes) of where they live or teach!

If we don't have a Regional Ambassador in your area, you can contact our NATRE Local Groups officer Juliet Lyal for support.

East Midlands

Derbyshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Ilkeston Area (Derbyshire) RE Network Ilkeston Primary Connect
Netherthorpe RS Network Chesterfield Secondary Connect

Leicestershire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
City of Leicester Association of RE Teachers (CLARET) Leicester Secondary Connect
Leicester City - Market Harborough RE Co-ordinator NATRE Network Group Leicester City Primary Connect
Leicester Diocese - Charnwood & Soar Valley RE Coordinator NATRE Network Group Loughborough Primary Connect
Leicester Diocese - City RE Co-ordinator NATRE Network Group Leicester City Primary Connect
Leicester Diocese - Hinckley & Bosworth RE Co-ordinator NATRE Network Group Stoke Golding Primary Connect
Leicester Diocese - North West Leicestershire RE Co-ordinator NATRE Network Group Leicester City Primary Connect
Leicester Diocese - South West Leicestershire RE Co-ordinator NATRE Network Group Whetstone Primary Connect
Leicester Diocese - Vale of Belvoir RE Co-ordinator NATRE Network Group Leicester City Primary Connect
Leicester Primary Teachers of RE Leicester City Primary Connect
South Leicstershire NATRE Group South Leicester Secondary Connect

Lincolnshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education RE Clusters - Group 1 Lincoln Area Lincoln Cross Phase Connect
Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education RE Clusters - Group 2 South Lincolnshire South Lincolnshire Cross Phase Connect
Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education RE Clusters - Group 3 Grantham Area Grantham Cross Phase Connect
Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education RE Clusters - Group 4 North Lincolnshire North Lincolnshire Cross Phase Connect
Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education RE Clusters - Group 5 North East Lincolnshire North East Lincolnshire Cross Phase Connect
Lincs RE Hub Lincoln Cross Phase Connect
North East Lincolnshire RE Primary Network Lincolnshire Primary Connect
North Lincolnshire LTRE/NATRE Group Lincolnshire Primary Connect

Northamptonshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Northamptonshire RE Teacher Network Support Group Northants Cross Phase Connect

Nottinghamshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Nottingham City primary Teachers' RE Network Nottingham Primary Connect
Nottingham NATRE RE Group Nottingham Secondary Connect

Local Group Meetings

Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education Primary RE Clusters

25th June 2019
13.30pm - 16.30pm
Lisle Marsden CE Primary School, Grimbsy, Lincs

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou & Patricia Dixon patricia.dixon@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE Surgery: teachers from all types of school can book a free timeslot to discuss a specific questions or issue relating to RE in their school.

Ilkeston RE network

11th June 2019
4-5pm
Scargill CE Primary School, Beech Lane, West Hallam

Group Leader: Zoe Higgins zhiggins@scargill.derbyshire.sch.uk

Focus/Theme: Teaching Islam (training lead by Muslim visitor from St Philip's Centre, Leicester.

North East Lincolnshire RE primary network

6th June 2019
16.00 to 17.00
Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe, Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby

Group Leader: Julie Childs julie@natre.org.uk

Focus/Theme: Agenda: Local/national updates, REtoday showcase edition. RE Today Catalogue. NATRE leaflet. RE in the broader curriculum Teach meet: Opportunity to share creative approaches/ideas

North East Leicestershire: Vale Schools + RE Network

18th June 2019
3:45-5pm
Bottesford CEVC Primary School, Silverwood Road, Bottesford. Notts. NG13 0BS

Group Leader: Liz Mills lizm@bottesford.leics.sch.uk

Focus/Theme: LOOKING BACK AND LOOKING FORWARD!

North Lincolnshire

13 June 2019
16.15-17.30
Ashby Link, Scunthorpe DN16 2UT

Group Leader: Catriona Card c.card@berkeleyprimary.co.uk

Focus/Theme: Storytelling, sharing information about useful resources

Lincoln Diocese RE Cluster

17th September 2019
1.30pm - 3.00pm
Burgh Le Marsh CE Primary, PE24 5ED

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou gillian.georgiou@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE cluster meetings offer an opportunity for networking, sharing good practice, asking questions, and finding out about the latest local, national and global thinking in RE.

Lincoln Diocese RE Surgery

18th September 2019
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Boston St Thomas CE Primary, PE21 7RZ

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou gillian.georgiou@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE surgery meetings offer an opportunity for schools to book specific time slots, and seek advice tailored to their specific context.

Lincoln Diocese

10th October 2019
1.30pm - 3.00pm
Haxey CE Primary, DN9 2JQ

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou gillian.georgiou@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE cluster meetings offer an opportunity for networking, sharing good practice, asking questions, and finding out about the latest local, national and global thinking in RE.

Lincoln Diocese

21st November 2019
1.30pm - 3.00pm
Morton CE Primary, PE10 0NR

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou gillian.georgiou@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE cluster meetings offer an opportunity for networking, sharing good practice, asking questions, and finding out about the latest local, national and global thinking in RE.

Lincoln Diocese

23rd January 2020
1.30pm - 3.00pm
Spalding Parish CE Primary, PE11 2QG

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou gillian.georgiou@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE cluster meetings offer an opportunity for networking, sharing good practice, asking questions, and finding out about the latest local, national and global thinking in RE.

Lincoln Diocese

12th February 2020
1.30pm - 3.00pm
Barton St Peters CE Primary, DN18 5HB

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou gillian.georgiou@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE cluster meetings offer an opportunity for networking, sharing good practice, asking questions, and finding out about the latest local, national and global thinking in RE.

Lincoln Diocese

3rd March 2020
1.30pm - 4.30pm
John Harrison CE Primary, DN19 7AP

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou gillian.georgiou@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE surgery meetings offer an opportunity for schools to book specific time slots, and seek advice tailored to their specific context.

Lincoln Diocese

23rd March 2020
1.30pm - 3.00pm
Diocesan Education Office, 103 Newport, Lincoln, LN1 3EE

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou gillian.georgiou@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE cluster meetings offer an opportunity for networking, sharing good practice, asking questions, and finding out about the latest local, national and global thinking in RE.

Lincoln Diocese

23rd June 2020
1.30pm - 4.30pm
Diocesan Education Office, 103 Newport, Lincoln, LN1 3EE

Group Leader: Gillian Georgiou gillian.georgiou@lincoln.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE surgery meetings offer an opportunity for schools to book specific time slots, and seek advice tailored to their specific context.