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 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

St Albans RE Teachers Together (SARETT)

30th January 2020
15.45 (refreshments) then 16.00 - 17.30
St Michael's CE VA Primary School, St Michael's Street St Albans Hertfordshire AL3 4SJ

Group Leader: Juliet Lyal stalbansreteacherstogether1@gmail.com

Focus/Theme: What does 'digging deeper in RE' look like in your school? How do yur RE schemes of work relate to the RE syllabus you follow?; Local and national andNATRE updates

Oxford West

27th Jan 2020
16-17.15
Bampton Primary school, Bowling Green Close Bampton Oxfordshire OX18 2NJ

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

Focus/Theme: Intent in the RE Curriculum

West Berks UC

28th Jan 2020
16-17.15
Englefield CE Primary School, The Street Englefield Reading Berkshire RG7 5ER

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

Focus/Theme: Support for Understanding Christianity

Windsor and Maidenhead

29th Jan 2020
16-17.15
Homer First School, Testwood Road, Windsor SL4 5RL

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

Focus/Theme: Intent in the RE Curriculum

Milton Keynes/Bucks North

26th Feb 2020
16-17.15
Milton Keynes Synagogue, 1 Hainault Ave, Giffard Park, Milton Keynes MK14 5PQ

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

Focus/Theme: Core concepts in Judaism

Oxford South

27th Feb 2020
16-17.15
Checkendon Primary School, Checkendon Reading Berkshire RG8 0SR

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

Focus/Theme: Intent in the RE Curriculum

Bucks Central

3rd March 2020
16-17.15
Buckingham Park Primary school, Jubilee Square, Aylesbury, HP19 9DZ

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

Focus/Theme: Intent in the RE Curriculum

Oxford Central

5th March 2020
16-17.15
Church House Oxford, Langford Locks, Kidlington, OX5 1GF

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

Focus/Theme: Intent in the RE Curriculum

Oxford North

10th March 2020
16-17.15
Deddington CE Primary School, Earls Lane Deddington Nr Banbury Oxfordshire OX15 0TJ

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

Focus/Theme: Intent in the RE Curriculum

Central Bedfordshire (West)

10 March 2020
16.00 to 17.15
Greenfield Church of England Academy, Pulloxhill Road, Greenfield, Bedford, MK45 5ES

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

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

Central Bedfordshire (East)

17 March 2020
16.00 to 17.15
Fairfield Park Lower School, Ruskin Drive, Stotfold, Herts, SG5 4SG

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

Focus/Theme: Assessment in RE

Bedford RE Local Group

12th March 2020
16.00 to 17.15
Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7QZ

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

Focus/Theme: Assessment in RE