What is a Local Group?

There are over 280 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, Saima Saleh, 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 Saima Saleh for support.

West Midlands

Gloucestershire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Cheltenham Deanery Primary RE Hub Cheltenham Primary Connect
Cheltenham NATRE Group Cheltenham Primary Connect
Cirencester Deanery Primary RE Hub Cirencester Primary Connect
Forest South RE Hub Gloucester Primary Connect
Gloucester Deanery Primary RE Hub Gloucester Primary Connect
GRETA Gloucester Secondary Connect
North Cotswold RE Hub Gloucester Primary Connect
Severn Vale RE Hub Gloucester Diocese Primary Connect
Stroud RE Hub Stroud Primary Connect
Wotton RE Hub Gloucester Primary Connect
Wotton South RE Hub South Gloucester Primary Connect

Herefordshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Herefordshire Association of RE (HARE) Hereford Secondary Connect
Herefordshire Primary NATRE Network Hereford Primary Connect

Staffordshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Lichfield and District RE Group Lichfield Cross Phase Connect
National Forest Teaching Alliance RS Network Staffordshire Secondary Connect
Staffordshire Middle School Network Staffordshire Middle Connect
Staffordshire Moorlands RE Hub Staffordshire Cross Phase Connect
Staffordshire Primary Network Staffordshire Primary Connect
Staffordshire Primary Special School Network Staffordshire Primary Connect
Staffordshire Secondary Networks Staffordshire Secondary Connect
Staffordshire Secondary Special School Network Staffordshire Secondary Connect
Stoke on Trent Primary RE Group 1 Stoke-on-Trent Primary Connect
Stoke on Trent Primary RE Group 2 Stoke-on-Trent Primary Connect
Stoke on Trent RE Co-ordinators in Church Schools Group Stoke-on-Trent Primary Connect
The New Guild RE Network (Jackfield Street) Stoke-on-Trent Primary Connect

Warwickshire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Warwickshire RE Teachers Together Nuneaton Secondary Connect

West Midlands

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Birmingham Central Primary RE Group Birmingham Primary Connect
Birmingham NATRE local group Birmingham Secondary Connect
Coventry & Warwickshire RE Subject Leaders Coventry & Warwickshire Primary Connect
Solihull NATRE Primary Group Solihull Primary Connect
Stourbridge and Area RE Group West Midlands Cross Phase Connect
Walsall Primary NATRE Group Walsall Primary Connect

Worcestershire

Group name Location Group type Connect to your local group
Worcester Secondary and Worcester University NATRE Group Worcestershire LA Secondary Connect
Worcestershire RE Subject Leaders’ (primary) Network Worcestershire LA Primary Connect

Local Group Meetings

University of Worcester Secondary NATRE group

5th June 2021
12:30 to 1:30
Online zoom conference.

Group Leader: Chris Giles gl@southbromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk

Focus/Theme: New Worcestershire syllabus with Stephen Pett

University of Worcester/Secondary RE Teachers

8th October 2020
4.00 - 5.00pm
Online link

Group Leader: Rebecca Davidge, Gemma Coley and Chris Giles, gl@southbromsgrove.worcs.sch.uk

Focus/Theme: Guest speaker Malik Mohammed Fayaz (Independent Islamic Faith and Cultural Consultant