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.

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
British Schools Abroad Global NATRE-affiliated RE Network- Bahrain. Global Cross Phase Connect
EdUHK CRSE NATRE RE network group Hong Kong Cross Phase Connect
Equity National Cross Phase Connect
EYFS National Group National EYFS Connect
NATRE Local Groups in Cyprus British Forces - Cyprus Cross Phase Connect
NATRE Special Schools RE Group UK Special Connect

We always welcome groups from across the globe and offer online support for networking, teaching and leading all key stages. If you are teaching in a school outside the UK and would like to form a NATRE affiliated local group please contact the NATRE local groups officer direct via localgroups@natre.org.uk