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About us

The Association of Teachers of Catholic Religious Education (ACTRE) aims to be the principal national body promoting professional development and networking for religious education teachers working in Catholic schools.

 

The Association draws on the expertise that exists in Catholic schools today and aims to provide for the professional needs of religious education teachers working in Catholic schools in England and Wales.

 

ACTRE aims to speak for religious education teachers working in Catholic schools, ensuring that their voice is heard not just at diocesan level but at the national table as well.

Mission Statement

ATCRE aims to support and represent teachers of Catholic religious education by:

 

  • facilitating dialogue amongst teachers of Catholic religious education

  • providing a voice at a national level for teachers of Catholic religious education

  • celebrating and sharing excellent practice of Catholic religious education

Statement of Principles

ATCRE seeks to promote:

 

  • the mission of Catholic education as determined by the Bishops’ Conference

  • excellence in the teaching of Catholic religious education

  • collaboration between teachers of Catholic religious education in different types of schools (primary, secondary, sixth form college, special, independent, voluntary aided, academies, free schools)

  • collaboration with other organisations within Catholic education

  • links with international Catholic organisations

  • links with organisations that promote religious education in schools
     

Statement of Intent

ATCRE will endeavour to:

 

  • organise an Annual General Meeting (AGM)

  • promote the vocation of the teacher of Catholic religious education

  • organise events for teachers of Catholic religious education

  • communicate and disseminate news relevant to teachers of Catholic religious education

  • produce publications to support teachers of Catholic religious education

“With the development of association there are a number of exciting opportunities to support teachers who day in and day out strive to present rigorous RE in our Catholic schools. ”
Matthew Dell, Chair of ATCRE

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