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

Venue: Church of the Resurrection, Penrhyn Avenue, Cosham, Portsmouth, PO6 2AP

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

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Welcome and Introductions

The Chair to welcome everyone to the meeting and to introduce new members and/or those standing in for absent members.


Moment for Quiet Reflection

Reverend Alice Wood will lead on the moment of quiet reflection.


Apologies for Absence

To receive and note any apologies for absence.


Declaration of Members' Interest

Members are asked to identify any pecuniary, prejudicial or personal interests on any matters on the agenda.


Note: Should any indication of an interest arise duringthe meeting, members are asked to declare at that time, as soon as is practicable.


Minutes of the Previous meeting held on 17 June 2015 pdf icon PDF 35 KB

It is recommended that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 17 June 2015 be confirmed as a correct record.


Matters Arising from the minutes

Minute 24 - Prevent Agenda - Presentation attached to the minutes


Minute 27 - Grant Proposals - No project suggestions were received


Minute 28 - Co-opting on to SACRE - Teacher representatives to update


Updates from the Chair pdf icon PDF 100 KB

a)      Secondary Conference 16 Oct 2015 (Chair attended)


b)      South Central Hub - General updates


c)      Interfaith Network  (Chair attended) - Religious Literacy


d)      Farmington Scholarships 2016/2017 (Leaflet attached)


Details are to be sent to all schools via the local authority bulletin, from the week commencing 23 November 2015.


e)      Monitoring sub-committee


Brief updates of notable matters

Members of SACRE are invited to share matters of note.


·         Winchester Conference held on 3 September 2015 (Ruth Guyer)


Should a matter raised require further consideration, the lead member will be invited to provide background and supporting information for the matter to be brought forward to a future meeting as a main agenda item.


Minutes of the Agreed Syllabus Conference held on 17 June 2015 pdf icon PDF 12 KB

SACRE members are asked to note the minutes of the Agreed Syllabus Conference.




Portsmouth SACRE Action Plan pdf icon PDF 107 KB

The Portsmouth SACRE Action Plan, which forms part of the Annual Report 2014/15 has been "RAG" rated (Red/Amber and Green) to indicate progress/status of each item.


Note: Any changes will as a consequence need to be reflected in the Annual Report 2014/15.


Recommended that SACRE consider and notes the Action Plan




Annual Report 2014/15 pdf icon PDF 725 KB

Recommended that SACRE approve the Annual Report 2014/15.


Collective Worship (debate item) pdf icon PDF 261 KB

SACRE members are asked to consider the matter of Collective Worship in schools, on the understanding that it is still a statutory requirement.


Date and venue of the next meeting

Members are reminded that the next scheduled meeting is due to take place on Tuesday 23 March 2016, starting at 4:30pm.


In continuing SACRE's desire to vary its meeting locations between schools and faith venues, a school venue is sought for this meeting.