Agreed Syllabus Conference, Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)
Wednesday, 17th June, 2015 4.30 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room 5, Civic Offices, Portsmouth

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

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Apologies for Absence


Declaration of Interests


Minutes of the Previous meeting held on 12 June 2009 pdf icon PDF 137 KB


Review of Agreed Syllabus



To consider the proposed schedule for a joint review of the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (RE) with Hampshire and Southampton SACREs.




The agreed syllabus for teaching of RE is required by primary legislation to be reviewed every five years. The current agreed syllabus was launched in 2011 "The Living Difference Reviewed 2011 (LDR2011)", it is therefore due for review.


Planned timeline


17 July 2015             – ASC review group 1 - with Hampshire and Southampton -venue - Winchester Falcon House 1.30-4.30 – SACRE members and teachers to be a part of writing group

15 Sept 2015            – ASC review group – with other LAs – venue as above - 1.30pm -4.30pm

9 December 2015    – writing group only – full day – venue as above

18 Jan 2016                          – writing group only – full day – venue as above

11 April 2016            – writing group only – full day – venue as above

12 July 2016             – full day review including writing group – venue to be confirmed

Date to be confirmed (2016) – Launch of new Agreed Syllabus and SACRE meeting for Portsmouth Schools


Recommended that Agreed Syllabus Conference approves the joint working arrangements with Hampshire and Southampton and starts the planned review process.