Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)
What is SACRE?
The Standing advisory Council on religious education, or SACRE, advises the Local Education Authority on such matters as religious education provided in schools, in accordance with the agreed syllabus [pdf document], and Collective Worship. SACRE may also monitor the provision of religious education and collective worship in schools and provide advice and support to schools, if required.
Every Local Education Authority (LEA) is required by law to have a SACRE. Its origins go back to the Education Act of 1944, but the Education Reform Act 1988 and the Education Act 1996 [external link] strengthened its place in an LEA
What does SACRE do?
The Members of SACRE meet three times during the academic year to discuss matters including the agreed syllabus on religious education, pupil attendance at collective worship and religious education lessons, and resource provision. SACRE meetings provide a forum for discussion and to advise decision-making bodies, and ensure that religious bodies in the town are properly represented.
Members of SACRE
The membership of SACRE consists of four Elected Members, representatives from most religious denominations, teachers and representatives from the teaching Unions, and a representative from Darlington Borough Council's school effectiveness service.
|Mr. C. Reeves||Baptist Church|
|Councillor Ann-Marie Curry||Member of the Liberal Democrat party|
|Councillor Cyndi Hughes||Cabinet Member with Children and Young People Portfolio, Darlington Borough Council|
|Councillor Ian Galletley||Opposition Member, Darlington Borough Council|
|Councillor Chris Taylor||Chair of Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee, Darlington Borough Council|
|Rev. P. Baker||Church of England|
|Martin Stand||Church of England|
|Beth Miller||Church of England|
|Vacancy||Roman Catholic Church|
|Morvyn Sanderson||Methodist Church|
|Reverend David Gibson||Assemblies of God Pentecostal Church|
|Dr Quader||Muslim Community|
|Dr N Thakur||Hindu Community|
|Chodor Kelsang||Buddhist Community|
|Ms N. Shaw||Judaism Community|
|Mrs Muriel Calderon||The Religious Society of Friends|
|Vacancy||United Reform Church|
|Mr M. Fryer||Co-opted Member|
|Mr P. Andre||Co-opted Member|
|Ms J Cossins||Co-opted Member|
|Mrs F Rankin||National Union of Teachers|
|Ms J Uzzell||National Association of School Teachers/Union of Women Teachers|
|Mr N. Blackburn||National Association of Head Teachers|
Mr M. Shorten
|Association of School and College Leaders|
|Association of Teachers and Lecturers|
Agendas for previous years can be found on meetings, minutes and agendas