Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) - Wednesday, 16th June, 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


Moment for Quiet Reflection


Election of Chair and Vice Chair


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 held on 3 March 2021 pdf icon PDF 217 KB

RECOMMENDED the SACRE agrees the minutes of the previous meeting

held 3 March 2021 as a correct record.


Matters Arising from the minutes of 3 March 2021

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


Membership Report pdf icon PDF 129 KB

To receive Membership Report


RECOMMENDED that SACRE appoints Barbara Spiegelhalter as Humanist representative on group A with Geoff Wade as the reserve Humanist representative member. SACRE also formally co-opts Jessi Wilson from the Council of Portsmouth Students (CoPS) to SACRE.




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 144 KB

To receive Monitoring Group Report


RECOMMENDED that SACRE notes the report from the Monitoring Group


Update on National Religious Education Matters pdf icon PDF 135 KB

This report updates SACRE regarding National RE matters including activities of the Religious Education Council (REC), the National Association of Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (NASACRE) and Ofsted’s latest report in relation to Religious Education.


RECOMMENDED that the report from the Professional Adviser is noted.



Date and venue of the next meeting

The next scheduled meeting is 3 November 2021.  The Agreed Syllabus Conference will take place at 3:30pm at the SACRE main meeting will commence at 4:30pm (or at the conclusion of the Agreed Syllabus Conference, whichever is earlier). 


SACRE members are asked to consider whether they wish to continue meeting virtually due to the COVID-19 risks of meeting face to face.


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