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Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

If you would like to observe at a SACRE meeting please contact / 01579 826422 NO LATER THAN 1 WEEK PRIOR to the scheduled meeting.

Functions of SACRE

All local authorities are required to constitute a Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education, known as a SACRE, within their local area.

The main function of a SACRE is to:

  • advise the Local Authority on collective worship in county schools and the religious education to be given in accordance with the agreed syllabus including methods of teaching, advice on materials and the provision of training for teachers
  • consider whether to recommend to the Local Authority that its current agreed syllabus should be reviewed by convening an Agreed Syllabus Conference
  • consider whether the requirement that religious worship in a county school should be 'broadly Christian in nature' should be varied (determinations)
  • report to the Local Authority and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) on its activities on an annual basis

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