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.

West Midlands

Gloucestershire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Cheltenham Deanery Primary RE Hub Cheltenham Primary Connect
Cheltenham NATRE Group Cheltenham Primary Connect
Cirencester Deanery Primary RE Hub Cirencester Primary Connect
Forest South RE Hub Gloucester Primary Connect
Gloucester Deanery Primary RE Hub Gloucester Primary Connect
GRETA Gloucester Secondary Connect
North Cotswold RE Hub Gloucester Primary Connect
Severn Vale RE Hub Gloucester Diocese Primary Connect
Stroud RE Hub Stroud Primary Connect
Wotton RE Hub Gloucester Primary Connect
Wotton South RE Hub South Gloucester Primary Connect

Herefordshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Herefordshire Association of RE (HARE) Hereford Secondary Connect
Herefordshire Primary NATRE Network Hereford Primary Connect

Staffordshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Lichfield Area RE network Staffordshire Primary Connect
National Forest Teaching Alliance RS Network Staffordshire Secondary Connect
Staffordshire Middle School Network Staffordshire Middle Connect
Staffordshire Primary Network Staffordshire Primary Connect
Staffordshire Primary Special School Network Staffordshire Primary Connect
Staffordshire Secondary Networks Staffordshire Secondary Connect
Staffordshire Secondary Special School Network Staffordshire Secondary Connect
Stoke on Trent Primary RE Group 1 Stoke-on-Trent Primary Connect
Stoke on Trent Primary RE Group 2 Stoke-on-Trent Primary Connect
Stoke on Trent RE Co-ordinators in Church Schools Group Stoke-on-Trent Primary Connect

Warwickshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Warwickshire RE Teachers Together Nuneaton Secondary Connect

West Midlands

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Birmingham Central Primary RE Group Birmingham Primary Connect
Birmingham NATRE local group Birmingham Secondary Connect
Solihull NATRE Primary Group Solihull Primary Connect
Walsall Primary NATRE Group Walsall Primary Connect

Worcestershire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Worcester Secondary and Worcester University NATRE Group Worcestershire LA Secondary Connect
Worcestershire RE Subject Leaders’ (primary) Network Worcestershire LA Primary Connect

Local Group Meetings

Worcestershire Primary Local Group

6th June 2019
16.00 - 17.00
St Clement's Teaching School, Henwick Road, Worcester, WR25NS

Group Leader: Catherine Atkinson catkinson@riverscofe.co.uk

Focus/Theme: Updates and sharing ideas

Stoke Primary RE Meeting

19th June 2019
16.00 - 18.00
The Bridge Centre, Birches Head Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST2 8DD

Group Leader: Fiona Moss learningservices@stoke.gov.uk

Focus/Theme: The new OFSTED framework and RE – Are you prepared?

Walsall Primary RE Network

21st May 2019
13.00 - 15.00
Education Development Centre, Pelsall Lane, Walsall WS4 1NG

Group Leader: Fiona Moss fiona@retoday.org.uk

Focus/Theme: The new OFSTED framework and RE – Are you prepared?

Central Birmingham NATRE group

4th July 2019
14:00 - 16:00pm
St Matthew's CofE Primary School, Duddeston Manor Road, Nechells, Birmingham, B7 4JR

Group Leader: Daniel Martin d.martin@st-matthews.bham.sch.uk

Focus/Theme: Religious Education within a ‘knowledge enriched’ curriculum. How the new Ofsted ‘Education Inspection Framework’ impacts RE and the wider curriculum.

Warwickshire Teacher Meet

18th September 2019
16.00 - 17.00
The George Eliot School, Nuneaton, Cv11 4QP

Group Leader: Sophie Smith sophie.smith@george-eliot.warwickshire.sch.uk

Focus/Theme: Forgiveness and Reconcilation by Emma Griffiths from Coventry Cathedral

Central Birmingham

19th November 2019
9.15-3.30
ST MATTHEW'S CE PRIMARY, DUDDESTON MANOR ROAD, NECHELLS, BIRMINGHAM, B7 4JR

Group Leader: Daniel Martin d.martin@st-matthews.bham.sch.uk

Focus/Theme: Deep Dive RE