PLEASE NOTE CANCELLATION, Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) - Wednesday, 18th March, 2020 5.00 pm, CANCELLED

Venue: The Executive Meeting Room - Third Floor, The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Joanne Wildsmith (023) 9283 4057  Email:

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Welcome and Introductions


Apologies for Absence


Moment for Quiet Reflection


Declaration of Members' Interests

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


Note: should any interest arise during the meeting, members are asked to declare at that time.


Minutes of the Previous meeting held on 20 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 106 KB

RECOMMENDED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 20 November 2019 be agreed as a correct record.


Matters Arising from the minutes of 20 November 2019

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


Membership Update


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

To receive any brief updates from members of SACRE.


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


Monitoring Group Report pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Patricia Hannam, Professional Adviser to the SACRE, to present the report of the monitoring sub group held on 4th March 2020.


RECOMMENDED that SACRE notes the findings of the monitoring group meeting.


Determinations Policy pdf icon PDF 551 KB

To receive a report from Patricia Hannam, SACRE's Professional Adviser, presenting proposals for a Portsmouth SACRE Determinations Process.

A draft policy and form are attached.


RECOMMENDED that SACRE agree a Determinations Process.

Additional documents:


National and local updates on Religious Education

To receive a report from Patricia Hannam, SACRE's Professional Adviser, on the activities of national RE bodies such as the Religious Education Council (REC) and the National Association of SACREs (NASACRE) as well as other local maters of significance not discussed elsewhere on this agenda.


A volunteer is also sought to represent Portsmouth SACRE at the NASACRE annual conference, this year on 18th May in London.



(i)           that the report by the Professional Adviser be noted.

(ii)          that a representative attend the NASACRE annual conference on 18th May in London to represent Portsmouth SACRE.


Date and venue of the next meeting

It is proposed that the next scheduled meeting take place on Thursday 25th June at 4.30pm.


It is hoped that this be held in a place of worship, preferably one of Portsmouth's mosques.