Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)
Wednesday, 11th March, 2015 4.30 pm

Venue: Al Mahdi Mosque, Fontley Road, Titchfield, Fareham, PO15 6QR

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

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Welcome and Introductions


Moment for Quiet Reflection

The Imam or Taki Jaffer have been invited to lead on the moment reflection.


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of the Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 36 KB

The Minutes of the previous meeting held on 12 November 2014 are attached.


Recommended that the minutes of 12th November 2014 are agreed.


Matters Arising from the minutes

30 mins


Portsmouth School Visits report

To receive the report from Patricia Hannam on the visits to Portsmouth schools.


Recommended that

(1)  Patricia Hannam be thanked for her work; and

(2)  members of SACRE who accompanied Patricia Hannam on her visits be thanked; and

(3)  the report be noted.


SACRE Accounts 2014/15 and Forecast of planned expenditure 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To receive the details on the current 2014/15 Accounts and estimated forecast of expected and proposed expenditure for 2015/16 financial year.


Recommended that the current 2014/15 accounts and 2015/16 forecast be noted.

Additional documents:


SACRE Annual Report

To receive the draft SACRE Annual Report for 2013/14.


Recommended that subject to a brief consultation period for SACRE members to provide any proposed amendments in writing, that the 2013/14 Annual Report be agreed and published early in April 2015.



SACRE draft Action Plan 2013-16 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To receive the draft Action Plan 2013-16.


Recommended that the draft Action Plan be noted, that any adjustments and/or additions be raised and agreed.  Then for the Draft Action Plan to be noted as 'Portsmouth SACRE 2013/16 Action Plan'.

10 mins


RE Boxes - Update

To receive a brief update from Sarah Long on current position and usage of the RE boxes.


Recommended that the update be noted.


5 mins


South Central HUB meeting - report pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To receive a brief report from SACRE members attending the South Central HUB meeting on 9 February 2015.


Recommended that Portsmouth SACRE delegates be thanked and the report be noted.


Election of SACRE Chair and Vice Chair

Further to notification at the previous meeting of the Chair's intention to stand down as the Chair, SACRE members are to receive and formally vote on nominations for Chair and Vice Chair positions.


Recommended that


(1)  SACRE receive nominations and appoint a new Chair for a period of 2 years and;


(2)  SACRE either receive nominations and appoint a new Vice Chair or re-appoint current Vice Chair for a period of 2 years; and


(3)  Peter Davies be thanked for his work during his time as Chair of Portsmouth SACRE.


Brief updates or notification of items to be brought to a future meeting

To receive brief updates from SACRE members on matters of interest.


Note: Should it become apparent that more time is needed on any given matter, the SACRE member(s) will be asked to provide a written update for email circulation and/or be placed on an agenda for a future meeting.



Date and venue of the next meeting

The next meeting of SACRE is scheduled for Wednesday 17 June 2015 at 4:30pm.


It is preferred that the venue for this meeting take place at a Portsmouth school. In the event that no school volunteers themselves as a meeting venue, the default venue of a room at the Portsmouth Civic Offices will be used.