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Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

This page lists the meetings for Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).

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Information about Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

SACRE is the 'Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education'. Since 1944 every Local Authority is required by law to have a SACRE. Its role was further strengthened in the Education Reform Act of 1988 and most recently in 1996.

The responsibilities of SACRE are:

·  to provide advice to the Local Authority (LA) on all aspects of its provision for RE in its schools (this does not include Voluntary Aided Schools);

·  to decide whether the LA's Agreed Syllabus for RE needs to be reviewed and if so, to ensure that this is completed;

·  to provide advice to the LA on Collective Worship in its schools (this does not include Voluntary Aided or Voluntary Controlled Schools);

·  to consider any requests from Headteachers to hold Collective Worship that is not of a broadly Christian character;

·  to advise on matters relating to training for teachers in RE and Collective Worship;

·  to publish an Annual Report of its work.