There are over 280 local network groups across the UK, Hong Kong and Cyprus connecting over 2000 teachers and RE professionals.
Joanne Harris describes network meetings in her region.
A Christmas message from Saima Saleh, Local Group Officer
A meeting to remind teachers of the importance of RE and offered suggestions for identifying the gaps in learning that might have occurred during the school closure period.
Jason Metcalf is a PhD student at the University of Birmingham who would like some help!
The massively open online course (MOOC) are exploring the history of the Holocaust
What are worldviews? What could this mean in practice? What could a worldviews curriculum look like?
Worcestershire Secondary NATRE group is one of many group leaders who has successfully held virtual local group meetings.
Worcestershire teachers discussed
- Key questions in RE
- NATRE resources
- The new Agreed Syllabus
Rachael Jackson Royal is on the NATRE Exec and runs the Birmingham Secondary RE Group. This is some work that Rachael is involved with and would like some secondary based volunteers.
West Norfolk RE Teachers Network discussed:
- New local agreed syllabus
- NATRE resources
Lincoln Diocese Local Group discussed:
- New Ofsted Framework
Wakefield welcomed a new primary RE group, led by Headteacher Donna Adams. A resounding success, the group set off to a fantastic start.
Central Bedfordshire (East) discussed:
The Bolton RE Teachers together group discussed
-Teaching Christianity as a world religion
-Cross curricular speakers and organisations
The Taunton LTLRE Hub discussed:
-NVC and its impact on RE
-Field work and local places of worship
-Working alongside NATRE
The Diocese of Gloucester RE Hub discussed:
- Local places of worship
- High quality RE Resources
- Understanding Christianity
The Worcestershire primary local group covered
-NATRE response to Ofsted
-CPD opportunities and resources
-Exciting classroom methodologies
Walsall Local Group Meeting discussed - Ofsted Framework and its implication in their schools
Birmingham Central Primary RE Group Local Group discussed:
- St Martin’s Church in the Bullring
- Samples of work
- Religion-themed literature
Warwickshire RE Teachers Together discussed - Resources - Best practice - Islam
St. Albans RE Teachers Together (SARETT) discussed - Hinduism
Newham Secondary Network discussed - Assessment - Critical Realism - The Commission on RE Report
Newham Primary Network discussed - National updates - All of Us campaign - Mindfulness - The RE-searchers approach
Redbridge (Secondary) RE Network Meeting discussed - OFSTED Framework - NATRE Secondary Survey - Assessments
Central Oxford Local Group Meeting discussed - Springtime religious festivals - the importance of networking
St James C of E RE Hub discussed - Understanding Christianity syllabus - RE specific teaching methods - Talking Tubs in RE
Worcestershire RE Hub discussed:
- The CoRE report
- RE in school
- Worcestershire summer conference
St. Albans RE Teachers Together (SARETT) discussed:
- The Life Exhibition
- Assessment in RE
- Positive topics and challenges
Walsall Primary RE network discussed:
- Inspiring RE - Sikhs Primary Curriculum Book
- Subject knowledge