Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)
Wednesday, 13th November, 2013 4.30 pm

Venue: The Ethnic Minority Achievement Centre, Craneswater Junior School, St Ronan's Road, Southsea, PORTSMOUTH, PO4 0PX

Contact: Peter Smith-Parkyn (023) 9268 8361  Email:

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(4.30pm) Welcome and Introductions


Moment for Quiet Reflection

Beverley Millsom (SACRE teacher representative from Redwood Park Special School) to lead.



Apologies for Absence


Minutes of previous meetings held on 19th June 2013 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the meetings held on 19th June 2013 be approved as a correct record.



Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Protocol School Visits - Sarah Long (Minute 32)

Attached are the following supporting documents;

·         SACRE Classroom visits Guidelines & report template (draft)

·         SACRE School protocol for visits (draft)

·         Minutes of the SACRE school visit Protocol sub-committee held on 15th January 2013


·         Website - Michael Dawes (Minute 33)


·         RE Twilights - Beverly Millsom (Minute 34)


Additional documents:


RE boxes now at EMAS pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Sarah Long to update.


Attached, Re boxes contents lists.


RECOMMENDED that the update be noted.



Financial Report pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Report attached Rachel McKeever



Finance Sub-Committee Minutes of the Meeting held on 19th June 2013 pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Chair of the Finance sub-committee to report.



RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the Finance Sub-Committee be noted.



Information sharing from Patricia Hannan - County Inspector Adviser RE/History from Hampshire

Peter to introduce


Presentation expected to cover the following matters:

a.    The state of RE in primary and Secondary Schools and changes to the curriculum.

b.    The implications for SACRE and the long term future.

c.    How the syllabus review is progressing in what way is Portsmouth involved?

d.    Academies and other non LEA school and RE.



Student Enrichment Day Thursday, 27 June 2013

Sue Ganter to report.


Note. SACRE members to note Peter Davies presentation shown before the start of the meeting.



Dates for Meetings

Wednesday 12 March 2014 (Venue at Admiral Lord Nelson School - TBC.)

Wednesday 25 June 2014 (Venue at Portsmouth Civic Offices, TBC)