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 West

Cheshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Cheshire East NATRE/LTLRE Group 1 (meets north of Cheshire East) Cheshire East Cross Phase Connect
Cheshire East NATRE/LTLRE Group 2 (meets in the south of Cheshire East) Cheshire East Cross Phase Connect
Cheshire East Primary NATRE Group 1: Goostrey Cheshire East Primary Connect
Cheshire East Primary NATRE Group 2: Poynton Cheshire East Primary Connect
Cheshire East Primary NATRE Group 3: Nantwich Cheshire East Primary Connect
Cheshire NATRE Group Cheshire West Secondary Connect
Cheshire West & Chester (Acresfield) NATRE/LTLRE hub Cheshire Cross Phase Connect
Cheshire West & Chester LTLRE/NATRE Cheshire Cross Phase Connect
Ellesmere Port CW RE Hub Cheshire Cross Phase Connect
Halton NATRE/LTLRE hub Halton Borough Cross Phase Connect
Liverpool & Merseyside RE Hub Sefton (Cheshire) Cross Phase Connect
Warrington NATRE/LTLRE Hub Warrington Cross Phase Connect

Lancashire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Blackburn & Darwen Secondary RE Group Blackburn Secondary Connect
Blackburn SIG 3 RE Network Group Blackburn Primary Connect
Blackpool LA Primary and Secondary RE Teachers Blackpool Cross Phase Connect
Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Network Group Accrington Secondary Connect
Lancashire Secondary Network Groups Rossendale Secondary Connect
Lancashire Secondary RE Group Central Lancashire Secondary Connect
Lancashire Secondary RE Group North (Lancaster) Lancaster Secondary Connect
Wigan RE Teachers Together Wigan Primary Connect

Manchester and Greater Manchester

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Bolton East RE Teachers Together Bolton Primary Connect
Bury RE Teachers Together Manchester Primary Connect
Horwich Primary RE Group Manchester Primary Connect
Manchester Primary Network Group Fallowfield Primary Connect
Manchester RE Teachers Together Northenden Primary Connect
Oldham Primary RE network Manchester Primary Connect
Rochdale RE Teachers Together Manchester Primary Connect
Salford & Trafford RE Teachers Together Manchester Primary Connect
Salford Primary RE Network Salford Primary Connect
Stockport RE Teachers Together Manchester Diocese Primary Connect
Tameside RE Teachers Hub Tameside Primary Connect
Trafford (Secondary) RE Network Altrincham Secondary Connect
Trafford RE Teachers Group Manchester Cross Phase Connect

Merseyside

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
St Helens RE Hub Merseyside Cross Phase Connect

Local Group Meetings

Blackburn & Darwen Secondary RE Group

11th December 2019
15.45 - 17.00
Pleckgate High School, Pleckgate Road, Blackburn, BB1 8QA

Group Leader: Jenny Savage jsavage@pleckgate.com

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.