Different ways of forming a Local Group
What kind of groups could you form?
You could form a primary, secondary, special schools or cross phase group.
How can you form a group?
There are at least three ways to form a Local Group:
You could have a primary and secondary chair at all times leading the group – the chair can change every year, so that the whole group get an opportunity to lead and host – this works well with cross phase groups as they could have a primary and secondary chair where the primary chair organises the primary focused meetings and secondary chair organises the secondary focused meetings.
You could have a local group leader who organises the Local Group meetings and leads the meetings – when the group leader steps down, they can either nominate the next group leader or someone could voluntarily take over the position.
You could be a collaborative group with no group leader as such but each meeting, a different member of the group hosts the meeting, with the agenda for the next meeting discussed at the previous meeting.
What do you need for a meeting?
There is not a lot you need for a meeting, here is a list to help you out:
- A room big enough to accommodate your local group
- Optional Refreshments; tea, coffee, biscuits and water
- An agenda for the meeting
Please fill out the form below if you are interested in setting up a NATRE affiliated local group:
Why join NATRE?
'Being an RE subject leader in a primary school can be isolated but being part of NATRE means you can make lots of connections and share ideas. By supporting NATRE we are really doing our bit to secure the future of the subject we love!’
Ashlie Dixon, KS1 Co-odinator, Boutcher CE Primary School