Committee details

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

Purpose of committee

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.

 

Membership

Contact information

Support officer: Mark Leavesley.

Phone: 0115 876 4302