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 West

Bristol

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Bristol RE Hub (LTLRE/NATRE) Bristol Cross Phase Connect
South Glos LTLRE/NATRE Hub Bristol Cross Phase Connect

Cornwall

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Cornwall NATRE Group Cornwall Secondary Connect
East Cornwall Hub, LTLRE/NATRE East Cornwall Cross Phase Connect
Mid Cornwall LTLRE/NATRE Group Cornwall Cross Phase Connect
West Cornwall LTLRE/NATRE Group Cornwall Cross Phase Connect

Devon

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Exeter LTLRE/NATRE Group Exeter Cross Phase Connect
East Devon Group LTLRE/NATRE Exeter Cross Phase Connect
Mid Devon RE Hub LTLRE/NATRE Devon Cross Phase Connect
North Devon Coastal Hub LTLRE/NATRE Devon Cross Phase Connect
Plymouth Group LTLRE/NATRE Devon Cross Phase Connect
South Devon LTLRE/NATRE Group Devon Cross Phase Connect
Torbay Group LTLRE/NATRE Torbay Cross Phase Connect

Dorset

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
HeLP_REgroups BCP1 - Dorset South & Poole (BCP) Salisbury Diocese Cross Phase Connect
HeLP_REgroups DORSET 1 - Dorset North & West Salisbury Diocese Cross Phase Connect
HeLP_REgroups DORSET 2 - Dorset Central & East Salisbury Diocese Cross Phase Connect
Poole Primary RE Network Poole Primary Connect
Stoborough RE NATRE Hub Stoborough Primary Connect

Somerset

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Bath LTLRE/ NATRE Group Bath Cross Phase Connect
Mid/South Somerset Somerset Cross Phase Connect
North Somerset LTLRE/NATRE Hub Congresbury Cross Phase Connect
Taunton LTLRE/NATRE Hub Taunton Cross Phase Connect

Wiltshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
HeLP_REgroups WILTS 1 - Wiltshire North & Central (West) Salisbury Diocese Cross Phase Connect
HeLP_REgroups WILTS 2 - Wiltshire Central & Northeast Salisbury Diocese Cross Phase Connect
HeLP_REgroups WILTS 3 - Wiltshire South & East Salisbury Diocese Cross Phase Connect
HeLP_REgroups WILTS 4 - Wiltshire South & West Salisbury Diocese Cross Phase Connect
Salisbury DBE Hub Lead Practitioners Salisbury Cross Phase Connect
Swindon/ North Wiltshire LTLRE/NATRE Hub Wiltshire Cross Phase Connect
Wiltshire Primary RE Network Wiltshire Primary Connect