Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)
The membership of SACRE is determined by the Education Acts of 1944, 1993 and the Education Reform Act of 1988. SACRE is made up of three constituent groups:
- Christian denominations and other religions and religious denominations;
- associations representing teachers; and
- the local authority (LA).
The main function of a SACRE is to:
- advise the LA on worship 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 LA that its current agreed syllabus should be reviewed by convening an Agreed Syllabus Conference;
- consider applications from schools for determinations (to be exempt from the requirement that worship be “Christian”); and
- report to the LA and the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) on its activities on an annual basis.
Bridgend SACRE - Annual Report 2015-2016