Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) - Wednesday, 3rd November, 2021 4.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Lisa Gallacher (023) 9283 4056  Email:

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Welcome and Introductions


Moment for Quiet Reflection


Election of Vice Chair

The position of Vice Chair was left vacant at the June meeting.  Members are asked to propose and second a member of SACRE to fill this position.


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 16 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

RECOMMENDED the SACRE agrees the minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 June 2021 as a correct record


Matters Arising from the minutes

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


Membership Update pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Patricia Hannam, Professional Advisor to present report.


RECOMMENDED that SACRE approves the membership report.


Brief updates or notifications 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 83 KB

Patricia Hannam, Professional Adviser to the SACRE, to present the report of the monitoring sub group held on 20 October 2021.


RECOMMENDED that SACRE notes the findings of the monitoring group


Additional documents:


Update on the Locally Agreed Syllabus and significant National RE matters pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To receive a report from Patricia Hannam (SACRE's Professional Adviser) regarding developments regarding the Locally Agreed Syllabus, South Central SACRE Hub and activities of the Religious Education Council (REC), The National Association of SACREs (NASACRE) and Ofsted developments in relation to RE.



RECOMMENDED that the report from the Professional Adviser is noted.



SACRE Annual Report 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 70 KB


To present to SACRE its annual report of activities undertaken in 2020/21.


RECOMMENDED that SACRE receive the report and forward to the relevant national and local bodies.

Additional documents:


Date and venue of the next meeting

The next scheduled meeting will be on Wednesday 9 March at 4pm in the Council Chamber.


The Summer meeting will take place on Tuesday 7 June at 4pm in the Council Chamber.