Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)
Wednesday, 1st March, 2017 4.30 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room 5, Portsmouth Civic Offices

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

No. Item


Welcome and Introductions

To welcome new members and introduce other members of the Council.


Moment for Quiet Reflection

Chair to invite a member to lead on the moment of quiet reflection.


Apologies for Absence

To receive 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 during the meeting, members are asked to declare at that time, as soon as is practicable.


Minutes of the Previous meeting pdf icon PDF 180 KB

It is recommended the Council agrees the minutes of the previous meeting held on 6 October 2016 as a correct.


Matters Arising from the minutes

Members are invited to raise any matters from the minutes that are not otherwise identified on the agenda.


Chair's Announcements

To receive the Chair’s announcements:

·         NASACRE AGM (York)

·         APPG update



Monitoring of the Agreed Syllabus

To receive draft Term of Reference from the professional advisor and re-appoint members to form the Monitoring sub-committee and they agree their meeting dates/times.


Recommended that

(1)  the Terms of Reference are agreed and;

(2)  Members of the Monitoring sub-committee are appointed


Report regarding the implementation of the Agreed Syllabus

To receive from the professional adviser an interim report of implementation of the Agreed Syllabus.


Recommended that report be noted.


An Update on the National Position of Religious Education

To receive a report regarding the Religious Education Council’s Commission on RE.


Recommended that update be noted.


Religious Education , the wider curriculum and engagement with parents

To receive an update from the professional adviser on developments in relation to RE and the wider curriculum, including the promotion of SMSC.


Update will include addressing SACRE Minutes 49b and 49e


Recommended that the update be noted


South Central SACRE HUB

To receive an update from the professional adviser of the activities of the South Central SACRE RE Hub since our last meeting.


Recommended that the update be noted



Updates or notifications from Members of SACRE

To receive any updates from Members of SACRE.


Note: Items requiring decision will need to be brought to a future meeting.


Date and venue of the next meeting

The next scheduled meeting of SACRE is Wednesday 7 June 2017 starting at 4:30pm (venue to be confirmed).


It is proposed that the schedule of meetings for ensuing year is as follows:

(all starting at 4:30pm)

·         Wednesday 8 November 2017

·         Wednesday 14 March 2018

·         Wednesday 20 June 2018


Recommended that

(1)  the date of the next meeting is noted and;

(2)  the schedule of meetings be agreed.



Election of Chair and Vice Chair

The term of office for the Chair and Vice-Chair is two years, members were invited to contact the clerk to register their candidacy for either positions.


Nominations received at the time of publication are:

            Councillor Neill Young for either position of Chair or Vice-chair

Councillor Ryan Brent for either position of Chair or Vice-chair


In the event of a contested position, candidates will be given 5 minutes each to address members of SACRE prior to a ballot vote taking place.