St Albans Local Group

What is a Local Group?

There are over 260 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, Juliet Lyal, 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 Juliet Lyal for support.

South Central

Bedfordshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Bedford RE Local Group Bedford Middle Connect
Central Bedfordshire (West) Cross phase (KS1-KS3) Bedfordshire Cross Phase Connect
Central Bedfordshire Local Group Bedfordshire Cross Phase Connect
Luton Primary Curriculum Network Group Luton Primary Connect
Luton Secondary Curriculum Network Group Luton Secondary Connect
The RE Society of Bedfordshire and Luton Bedfordshire Cross Phase Connect

Berkshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Reading & Wokingham Joint Secondary Network Reading Secondary Connect
Reading Primary RE Network Reading Primary Connect
Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead and Slough RE Network Oxford Diocese Primary Connect
West Berks Primary RE Group West Berkshire Primary Connect
West Berks Secondary RE Group West Berkshire Secondary Connect
Wokingham Primary RE Network Wokingham Primary Connect

Bracknell

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Bracknell Forest NATRE Affiliated Bracknell Forest Cross Phase Connect

Buckinghamshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Milton Keynes & North Bucks RE Network Milton Keynes Cross Phase Connect
RS Hub Aylesbury Vale /RS Teachers Forum Aylesbury Secondary Connect
SEREPS (Special Education, RE, Personal and Social) Beaconsfield Special Connect
South Bucks RE Network Oxford Diocese Cross Phase Connect

Hertfordshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Berkhampstead Primary RE Group Berkhampstead Primary Connect
Bishops Stortford Primary RE Group Bishop's Stortford Primary Connect
Herts Secondary NATRE Group Elstree Secondary Connect
SARETT: St Albans RE Teachers Together St Albans Primary Connect
Tring & Surrounding area RE Teachers' Hub Hertfordshire Cross Phase Connect
Watford RE Teachers Group Watford Primary Connect
Welwyn, Hatfield & Hertford Encouraging RE (WHHERE) Welwyn Garden City Primary Connect

Oxfordshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Central Bucks RE Network Oxford Diocese Cross Phase Connect
Central Oxfordshire & Oxford City RE Network Oxford Diocese Cross Phase Connect
North Oxfordshire RE Network (Deddington) Deddington Cross Phase Connect
South Oxfordshire RE Network (Benson) Oxford Diocese Cross Phase Connect
West Oxfordshire RE Network Oxford Diocese Cross Phase Connect

Local Group Meetings

Central Bedfordshire (East)

12th November 2019
16.00 to 17.00
Caldecote Church of England Academy, Manor Place, Upper Caldecote, Biggleswade, SG18 9DA

Group Leader: Ryan Parker rparker@stalbans.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: Curriculum - how do we ensure RE is broad, balanced and coherent?

Central Bedfordshire (West)

20th November 2019
16.00 to 17.00
Toddington St George Church of England School, Manor Road, Toddington, Bedfordshire, LU5 6AJ

Group Leader: Ryan Parker rparker@stalbans.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: RE, Art and Literacy. Resources and networking.

North Oxford

5th November 2019
16.00 - 17.15
Deddington School, Earls Lane, Deddington, OX15 0TJ

Group Leader: Anne Andrews anne.andrews@oxford.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: Teaching Islam

Central Oxford

20th November 2019
16.00 - 17.15
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF

Group Leader: Anne Andrews anne.andrews@oxford.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: Teaching Islam

Central Bucks

21 November 2019
16.00 - 17.15
Buckingham Park School, Jubilee Square, Aylesbury HO19 9DZ

Group Leader: Anne Andrews anne.andrews@oxford.anglican.org

Focus/Theme: Teaching Islam

Tring and Surrounding Area RE Support Hub

7th November 2019
16.00 - 17.00
Tring School, Mortimer Hill, Tring, HP23 5JD

Group Leader: Antonia Sharp asharp@tringschool.org

Focus/Theme: First meeting