Katie Gooch

East Anglia Regional Ambassador

Katie has been teaching and leading RE at Sidegate Primary School, a three form entry academy in Ipswich, for 8 years. While building a high-challenge, vibrant, REQM Gold-Standard curriculum in her own school, she has been working with, training and advising schools and teachers across Suffolk and Cambridgeshire in improving RE provision. Always a story-teller, Katie combines her love for writing and RE; working with faith groups to develop reflective story scripts to aid reflection and enquiry in the classroom. Katie is passionate about the importance of high-quality RE in developing pupils’ moral compass, respectful questioning skills and an understanding of the impact our choices have on the world around us.

A member of Suffolk SACRE, AREIAC and a NATRE Affiliated Group leader, Katie is enjoying the support and challenge the AREIAC REVitalise programme brings to her RE leadership. Through her work developing RE provision across her own Multi Academy Trust, Katie is particularly interested in how MATs can proactively support and champion RE in their schools.

You can follow her on Twitter on @goochkt

You can also join her Regional Facebook Group here: RE East

You can email her: katie@natre.org.uk

Katie Gooch