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 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
Slough NATRE affiliated Oxford Diocese Primary Connect
West Berks Primary RE Group West Berkshire Primary Connect
West Berks Secondary RE Group West Berkshire Secondary Connect
Windsor & Maidenhead NATRE Affiliated Windsor & Maidenhead Primary Connect
Wokingham Primary RE Network Wokingham Primary Connect

Bracknell

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Bracknell Forest NATRE Affiliated Bracknell Diocese Primary Connect

Buckinghamshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Mid Bucks NATRE Affiliated Aylesbury Primary Connect
Milton Keynes NATRE RE Group Milton Keynes Primary Connect
North Bucks NATRE Affiliated Aylesbury Primary Connect
RS Hub Aylesbury Vale /RS Teachers Forum Aylesbury Secondary Connect
SEREPS (Special Education, RE, Personal and Social) Beaconsfield Special 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
Watford RE Teachers Group Watford Primary Connect

Oxfordshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
North Oxon NATRE affiliated (Deddington) Deddington Primary Connect
Oxford City NATRE affiliated groups Kidlington Primary Connect
South Oxon NATRE Affiliated Oxon Diocese Primary Connect
West Oxon NATRE Affiliated (Carterton) Oxford Diocese Primary Connect

Local Group Meetings

Central Bedfordshire (East)

25th June 2019
16.00 - 17.00
Henlow Church of England Academy, Church Road, Henlow, Bedfordshire, SG16 6AN

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

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

Bishop's Stortford NATRE Hub Group

30th April 2019
16:00 - 17:00
St. Michael's CE VA Primary School, Apton Rd, Bishop's Stortford, Herts, CM23 3SN

Group Leader: Lisa Dale head@stmichaelsjmi.herts.sch.uk

Focus/Theme: All things RE!

St Albans RE Teachers Together (SARETT)

30th April 2019
15.45 - 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: Teaching Christianity: Barnabas in Schools Taster session with Jane Butcher, Barnabas in Schools Team Leader

Wokingham Prmiary RE Network

11th June 2019
16:00-17:30
Nine Mile Ride Primary School, 430 Finchampstead Road Wokingham Berkshire RG40 3RB

Group Leader: Angela Hill angela@retoday.org.uk

Focus/Theme: New Adviser Introduction/Open forum on all things RE

Bedford

9th May 2019
16.00 to 17.00
Pilgrims Pre-Preparatory School, Brickhill Drive, Bedford, MK41 7QZ

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

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