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
Halton NATRE/LTLRE hub Halton Borough Cross Phase Connect
Warrington NATRE/LTLRE Hub Warrington Cross Phase Connect

Lancashire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Blackpool LA Primary and Secondary RE Teachers Blackpool Cross Phase Connect
Hyndburn and Ribble Valley Network Group Accrington Secondary Connect
Lancashire Primary Group North (Morecambe) Morecambe Primary Connect
Lancashire Primary Network Group West (Thornton-Cleveleys) Thornton Cleveleys Primary Connect
Lancashire Primary RE Group (Chorley) Chorley Primary Connect
Lancashire Primary RE Group Central (Preston) Preston Primary Connect
Lancashire Primary RE Group East (Burnley & Rossendale) Burnley & Rossendale Primary Connect
Lancashire Primary RE Group South (Skelmersdale) Skelmersdale Primary 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

Local Group Meetings

Central Lancs (secondary)

5th June 2019
Starts 16.00 ends 17.30
Broughton High School, Woodplumpton Lane, Broughton, Preston. PR3 5JJ

Group Leader: Joanne Harris harrisj@broughtonhigh.co.uk

Focus/Theme: GCSE extended answers

Bolton RE Leaders Together

20th June 2019
16.00 to 17.00
St. Matthew's Primary School, Little Lever, Bolton. BL3 1BQ

Group Leader: Matthew Harding hardingm@stmll.bolton.sch.uk

Focus/Theme: Teaching Christianity as a Multicultural World Faith

Leeds NATRE group

11 July 2019
3.45 pm
509 Harrogate Road, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7DU

Group Leader: Harvy Sagoo harvysagoo@hotmail.co.uk

Focus/Theme: Sharing resources and planning