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 East

East Sussex

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Diocese of Chichester Primary RE Network (1) Chichester Primary Connect
Diocese of Chichester Primary RE Network (2) Chichester Primary Connect
Diocese of Chichester Primary RE Network (3) Chichester Primary Connect

Hampshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Hampshire primary NATRE Group (advanced) Winchester Primary Connect
Hampshire primary NATRE Group (Farnborough) Farnborough Primary Connect
Hampshire Primary NATRE Group (Havant) Havant Primary Connect
Hampshire primary NATRE Group (Hiltingbury) Hiltingbury Primary Connect
Hampshire primary NATRE Group (Kempshott) Kempshott Primary Connect
Hampshire primary NATRE Group (Lee on Solent) Lee on Solent Primary Connect
Hampshire primary NATRE Group (Romsey) Romsey Primary Connect
Hampshire Primary NATRE Group (Winchester) Winchester Primary Connect
Hampshire Secondary RE Development group (1) Winchester Winchester Secondary Connect
Hampshire Secondary RE Development group (2) Basingstoke Basingstoke Secondary Connect
Hampshire Secondary RE Development group (3) East Hampshire East Hampshire Secondary Connect
Hampshire Specials school NATRE Group Hampshire Special Connect
Portsmouth primary NATRE Group Portsmouth Primary Connect
Rushmoor & Hart Religious Education Panel (NATRE) Group Hampshire Cross Phase Connect

Isle of Wight

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Isle of Wight NATRE Group Newport Secondary Connect
Isle of Wight primary NATRE Group Isle of Wight Primary Connect

Kent

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Ashford Primary Network Group Canterbury Primary Connect
Bromley & Bexley Primary RE Group Rochester Primary Connect
Canterbury Primary Network Group Canterbury Primary Connect
Coastal Alliance (Co-operative Trust) NATRE RE Network Canterbury Primary Connect
Medway & Kent Secondary Mentors Group Medway & Kent Cross Phase Connect
Rochester Diocesan Secondary RE Teachers Group Rochester Diocese Secondary Connect
Rochester Primary RE Group Rochester Primary Connect
Thanet Primary Network Group Canterbury Diocese Primary Connect
Tunbridge Wells Primary RE Cluster group Rochester Diocese Primary Connect
Wrotham Primary RE Group Rochester Diocese Primary Connect

Surrey

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
East Surrey Secondary RE Group Reigate Secondary Connect
Frimley RE leaders Network Group Frimley Cross Phase Connect
Primary Co-ordinators Group Royal Borough of Kingston Primary Connect
Surrey Primary RE Group (1) Guildford Guildford Primary Connect
Surrey Primary RE Group (2) Redhill Redhill Primary Connect
Surrey Primary RE Group (3) Woking Woking Primary Connect
Surrey Secondary Catholic Schools NATRE Hub Surrey/Diocese of Westminster Secondary Connect
West Surrey Secondary RE Group Surrey Secondary Connect

West Sussex

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Crawley Religious Studies Teachmeet Crawley Secondary Connect
London ULT Secondary NATRE Group Shoreham-by-Sea Secondary Connect
South Coast Secondary NATRE Group Chichester Secondary Connect