Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) - Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021 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


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 held on 12 November 2020 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

RECOMMENDED the SACRE agrees the minutes of the previous meeting held 12 November 2020 as a correct record.


Matters Arising from the minutes of 12 November 2020

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

Patricia Hannam, Professional Advisor to present report.


RECOMMENDED: That SACRE reappoints sarah coote, as Quaker representative and Geoff Wheeler as Baptist representative to Group A, appoints Sandra Teacher as Jewish representative, Jaswant Singh-Digpal as Sikh representative to Group A and reappoints Sue Bowen to Group B. 



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 146 KB

Patricia Hannam, Professional Adviser to the SACRE, to present the report of

the monitoring sub group held on 11 February 2021.


RECOMMENDED that SACRE notes the findings of the monitoring group



National and local updates on Religious Education pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To receive a report from Patricia Hannam (SACRE's Professional Advisor) on the activities of the Religious Education Council (REC) and to appoint representatives to attend the National Association of SACREs (NASACRE) AGM in May as well as receive verbal reports from those who were able to attend the South Central SACRE Hub meetings and the South West AREIAC SACRE Conference.


RECOMMENDED that the report is noted.


Date and venue of the next meeting

The next scheduled meeting is 16 June 2021, starting at 4:00pm.


The summer meeting will most likely be held virtually



Recommended that the date and venue of the next meeting be noted.