Chris Giles

West Midlands Regional Ambassador

‘RE teachers need to know they are not alone and that there are so many networks and avenues of support available.’

Chris works with both Worcester and Birmingham University RE PGCE trainees and is a mentor on the NATRE New2RE scheme. His department holds the Gold Quality Mark for Religious Education. He supports NATRE group leaders and enjoys organising conferences for RE teachers and being a member of Worcestershire SACRE. He has recently spoken at RE conferences on the topics of improving students’ literacy in Islam, celebrating diversity within Christian practices and raising the profile of your department.

As an SLE he visits schools in the West Midlands area promoting RE and providing support and training; he is passionate about curriculum reform and creative ways of increasing the time given to RE.

You can follow him on Twitter on @ChrisNATRE

You can also join his Regional Facebook Group here: RE professional in the West Midlands

You can also email him: chris@natre.org.uk

Chris Giles