What is NATRE?
NATRE, the National Association of Teachers of Religious Education, stands as the premier subject teacher association dedicated to supporting and empowering professionals in the field of Religious Education (RE) and Religious Studies (RS). With a strong commitment to educators across diverse schools and institutions, NATRE provides invaluable resources and comprehensive guidance at every stage of their career journey.
Who is NATRE run by?
NATRE works through its Executive Committee and its Executive Officer. It is a member of the Religious Education Council (REC) and the Council for Subject Associations (CfSA) and is sponsored by RE Today Services.
What does NATRE do?
NATRE provides a focal point for the concerns of RE professionals, a representative voice at national level for all who teach and lead in RE, and publications and courses to support professional development.
How does NATRE achieve this?
Whether it is through our networks of local groups or social networks, NATRE connects you to the RE community.
In collaboration with RE Today Services and through its all-inclusive membership service, NATRE provides a comprehensive range of benefits and support for all those who teach RE.
NATRE has a range of membership packages available for primary and secondary schools and their RE teachers, teacher trainees and other RE professionals.
The NATRE membership scheme provides members with the termly REtoday magazine, a curriculum publication, access to the NATRE membership area of the website, the RE Today subscriber area and support through NATRE-affiliated local groups. Membership also provides month-by-month benefits including exclusive offers and discounts on resources, FREE monthly downloadable resources written by RE advisers and sent directly to your email inbox, huge discounts on all NATRE and RE Today courses – ranging from £30 to an entirely FREE course place - discounts on webinars, termly headteacher briefings and much more.
NATRE provides grant-funded opportunities for the professional development of teachers.
A representative voice at national level
NATRE regularly responds to all major government consultations that affect RE, e.g. the reform of GCSEs and GCE (2014), the revision of the National Curriculum (2013) and cuts to bursaries for secondary ITT (2014).