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Religious education

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

The main function of SACRE is to advise the local authority on religious education matters in accordance with its agreed syllabus, and on collective worship in community schools. Since 1988 local authorities have had a duty to establish a SACRE.

Religious education is a statutory part of the basic curriculum for all pupils, but it is not a national curriculum subject. Instead it is a responsibility of the council’s children’s services through its SACRE. SACRE monitors the effectiveness and appropriateness of the agreed syllabus, which is formally reviewed every five years.

The make up of SACRE

There are four committees on a SACRE:

  • Committee A: representatives of religious groups other than the Church of England
  • Committee B: representatives of the Church of England
  • Committee C: representatives of teacher organisations
  • Committee D: representatives of the local authority

They meet three times a year at most.

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Learning for life - agreed syllabus for RE (PDF, 3.00 MB)

LBBD SACRE annual report 2012 (PDF, 358.53 KB)

LBBD SACRE annual report 2013 (PDF, 642.30 KB)

LBBD SACRE annual report 2014 (PDF, 171.61 KB)

LBBD SACRE annual report 2015 (PDF, 310.83 KB)

LBBD SACRE annual report 2016 (PDF, 963.43 KB)

Islam RE support for schools – assemblies, workshops and CPD

Living Islam assembly workshops and CPD flyer 2016-17 (PDF, 1.81 MB)

Assessment guidance and suggestions

Assessment guidance and suggestions (PDF, 617.80 KB)

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14 November 2019

SACRE agenda - November 2019 (PDF, 86 KB)

19 September 2019

SACRE agenda - September 2019 (PDF, 93 KB)

SACRE minutes - September 2019 (PDF, 128 KB)

23 May 2019

SACRE minutes - May 2019 (PDF, 127 KB)

25 February 2019

SACRE minutes - February 2019 (PDF, 101 KB)

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27 November 2018

SACRE agenda - November 2018 (PDF, 60 KB)

SACRE minutes - November 2018 (PDF, 105 KB)

27 June 2018

SACRE agenda - June 2018 (PDF, 92 KB)

SACRE minutes - June 2018 (PDF, 99 KB)

27 February 2018

SACRE agenda - February 2018 (PDF, 94 KB)

SACRE minutes - February 2018 (PDF, 96 KB)

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21 November 2017

Minutes of the meeting of the agreed syllabus conference (PDF, 214.50 KB)

21 November 2017

SACRE agenda - November 2017 (PDF, 9.99 KB)

SACRE minutes - November 2017 (PDF, 205.40 KB)

21 June 2017

SACRE - agenda - June 2017 (PDF, 97.94 KB)

SACRE minutes - June 2017 (PDF, 230.18 KB)

14 March 2017

SACRE - agenda - March 2017 (PDF, 187.77 KB)

SACRE - minutes - March 2017 (PDF, 235.17 KB)

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11 October 2016

SACRE - agenda - October 2016 (PDF, 107.98 KB)

SACRE - minutes - October 2016 (PDF, 215.17 KB)

7 June 2016

SACRE - agenda - June 2016 (PDF, 9.25 KB)

SACRE - minutes - June 2016 (PDF, 53.30 KB)

15 March 2016

SACRE - agenda - March 2016 (PDF, 8.46 KB)

SACRE - minutes - March 2016 (PDF, 31.67 KB)

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6 October 2015

SACRE agenda - October 2015 (PDF, 8.88 KB)

SACRE minutes - October 2015 (PDF, 29.27 KB)

9 June 2015

SACRE agenda - June 2015 (PDF, 51.98 KB)

SACRE minutes - June 2015 (PDF, 124.84 KB)

20 January 2015

SACRE agenda - January 2015 (PDF, 8.94 KB)

SACRE minutes - January 2015 (PDF, 34.06 KB)

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7 October 2014

SACRE agenda - October 2014 (PDF, 40.82 KB)

SACRE minutes - October 2014 (PDF, 64.81 KB)

6 June 2014

SACRE agenda - June 2014 (PDF, 5.70 KB)

SACRE minutes - June 2014 (PDF, 71.82 KB)

4 February 2014

SACRE agenda - February 2014 (PDF, 48.18 KB)

SACRE minutes - February 2014 (PDF, 71.81 KB)