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.

North East

East Riding of Yorkshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Beverley & Driffield LTLRE/NATRE area RE Network East Riding of Yorkshire Cross Phase Connect
East Riding Assessment Group LTLRE/NATRE Hull Cross Phase Connect
Hull Primary LTLRE/NATRE RE Network East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Connect
Hull Secondary LTLRE/NATRE RE Network York Diocese Secondary Connect
YorkshiR.E East Riding of Yorkshire Cross Phase Connect

North Yorkshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Craven RE Hub Settle Secondary Connect
Harrogate Secondary RE Group Harrogate Secondary Connect
Howardian Hills LTLRE/NATRE RE Network :Gillamoor York Cross Phase Connect
Scarborough LTLRE/NATRE Hub: Hackness Scarborough Cross Phase Connect
Selby area LTLRE/NATRE RE Network: Cawood York Cross Phase Connect
Thirsk area LTLRE/NATRE RE Network York Primary Connect
Thornaby area LTLRE/NATRE RE Network York Primary Connect
Whitby area LTLRE/NATRE RE Network North Yorkshire Cross Phase Connect
York LTLRE/NATRE RE Group North Yorkshire Primary Connect

South Yorkshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Sheffield Secondary & Primary RE NATRE Group Sheffield Secondary Connect

West Yorkshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Bradford & Leeds Secondary RE NATRE Group Bradford Secondary Connect
Bradford and Leeds Secondary RE NATRE Group Bradford Secondary Connect
Bradford RE Co-ordinators Bradford Primary Connect
Calderdale Primary NATRE Group Calderdale Primary Connect
Enhance RE Together (Wakefield & Kirklees) Wakefield Primary Connect
Kirklees Primary RE Network Kirklees Primary Connect
Kirklees Secondary Network Group (combines Huddersfield and Kirklees Sec) Huddersfield Secondary Connect
Leeds (City) Primary Group Leeds City Primary Connect
Leeds Primary & Special School RE Network Leeds Primary Connect
Wakefield All Saints partnership primary RE Group Wakefield Primary Connect