Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) - Thursday, 12th November, 2020 4.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Remote Meeting. View directions

Contact: Lisa Gallacher (023) 9283 4056  Email:

Webcast: View the webcast

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Welcome and Introductions


Apologies for Absence


Moment for Quiet Reflection

Revd Sam Duddles to lead.


Declaration of Members' Interest

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 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

RECOMMENDED: That SACRE actively seeks to fill the vacancies for Roman Catholic, Sikh, Jewish, Buddhist and Humanist members and asks SACRE Professional Adviser to contact the Catholic Diocesan Office and Board of Deputies (for Jewish Representative) as well as local Buddhist, Sikh and Humanist organisations to recommend new members.


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

To receive any 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 22 October 2020.


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



National and local updates on Religious Education pdf icon PDF 125 KB

This report updates and informs SACRE of key national developments, for example the work of the Religious Education Council and NASACRE as well as national RE Research as well as local RE matters.


RECOMMENDED That SACRE notes the report and recommends that named members of this SACRE are booked to attend the meeting and that SACRE members express interest in attending the South Central SACRE hub meeting.


Determinations Policy pdf icon PDF 118 KB

RECOMMENDED: That SACRE agree to adopt the procedures for Determinations and place this on the Portsmouth City Council website.


Additional documents:


Annual report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 119 KB


The purpose of this report is to present to SACRE its annual report of activities undertaken 2019/2020.



(1)That SACRE receive the report.

(2) That SACRE’s annual report is forwarded to relevant national and local bodies and

(3) That SACRE convenes a small group to develop a new 3-year Action Plan 2021-2023.


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Date and venue of the next meeting

The next scheduled meeting is Wednesday 3 March 2021, starting at 4:00pm.


The spring meeting will most likely be held virtually