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Scrutiny of religious education

The Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is a legally required group that monitors religious education.

SACRE notification: Bridgend Agreed Syllabus Conference on Religion, Values and Ethics

An Agreed Syllabus Conference will be held on 31 Jan 2022.  Members will review the current agreed syllabus for Religious Education (RE) and the arrangements for the Curriculum for Wales Religion Value and Ethics (RVE) to be implemented in September 2022.

Please note that this conference is not related to a parents’ right to withdraw their child from RE and it is not to be confused with Relationships and Sexuality Education (RSE)

If you require further information on the Bridgend Agreed Syllabus Conference on Religion, Values and Ethics, please contact the Clerk to SACRE by emailing


The duties of a SACRE

In our county, a SACRE:

  • advises on worship and religious education in the agreed syllabus, with advice covering teaching methods, materials and teacher training provision
  • considers whether an ‘Agreed Syllabus Conference’ should review the local authority’s syllabus
  • considers requests for exemptions from Christian worship
  • annually reports to the local authority and the Department for Education on its activities

The make-up of a SACRE

Three groups form a SACRE:

  1. Christian and other religious denominations
  2. teachers’ associations
  3. the local authority

The Education Acts of 1944, 1993 and the Education Reform Act of 1988 determine a SACRE’s membership.

The latest SACRE report

Download Bridgend County Borough SACRE's 2019 to 2020 Annual Report (PDF, 759Kb)

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