What is a Local Group?

There are over 280 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, Saima Saleh, 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 Saima Saleh for support.

East Anglia


Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Ely Cathedral RE Hub Cambridgeshire Cross Phase Connect
Peterborough Combined RE Group Peterborough Cross Phase Connect


Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Colchester Secondary RE Group Colchester Secondary Connect
North East Essex Hub Essex Primary Connect
Southend Primary RE Network Southend-on-Sea Primary Connect
Southend Secondary RE Group Southend-on-Sea Secondary Connect
Thurrock Secondary NATRE Group Thurrock Secondary Connect


Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Hethersett Cluster RE Network Norwich Primary Connect
Mid Norfolk RE Network Norfolk Cross Phase Connect
Norfolk Local Leaders’ Forum Primary Norfolk Primary Connect
Norfolk Secondary RE Hub Aylsham Secondary Connect
North Norfolk Hub Norfolk Primary Connect
Norwich East RE Network Norfolk Primary Connect
Norwich Primary RE Network Norfolk Primary Connect
Reepham Cross Phase RE NATRE Group Norfolk Cross Phase Connect
The Hobart Cluster Group Thurton Primary Connect
West Norfolk RE Group West Norfolk Cross Phase Connect


Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Ipswich primary RE Network Group Suffolk Primary Connect
Active learning Trust RE Development Group Ipswich Cross Phase Connect
East Coast Religious Education (ECRE) Norfolk Primary Connect
Felixstowe Primary RE Group Suffolk Primary Connect