Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education - Monday, 22nd November, 2021 10.30 am

Venue: County Hall, Chichester

Contact: Ann Little on 033 022 22654  Email:


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Chairman’s Welcome and Introductions

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Membership Updates

Members of the Council are asked to note the following updates to the SACRE membership:


Committee A: Christian denominations and other religious denominations


Adding Ms Maria Hock as Quaker representative

Adding Rev David Pitkeathly as Free Churches representative from being a co-opted member

Adding Mr Andrew Edmondson as Humanist Society representative


Committee C: Associations Representing Teachers


Adding Ms Helen Elphick, Headteacher, Queen Elizabeth II School

Adding Mr Alex Bird, Headteacher, St Mary’s C of E Primary School


Committee D: The Local Education Authority


Adding Cllr Zack Ali


The members of the Council are asked to consider adding Ms Joanna Tulloch, University of Chichester, as a co-opted member.

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Members’ Interests

Members and officers must declare any pecuniary or personal interest in any business on the agenda. They should also make declarations at any stage such an interest becomes apparent during the meeting. Consideration should be given to leaving the meeting if the nature of the interest warrants it. If in doubt, contact Democratic Services before the meeting.

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Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Members to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 13 July 2021 as a correct record.

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Agreed Syllabus

Karen Hammond to give a verbal update to SACRE on the Agreed Syllabus and training. 

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SACRE Annual Report

Karen Hammond to update SACRE on what is required to produce an annual report.

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School Workforce Data for 2020 pdf icon PDF 149 KB

Karen Hammond to  introduce the School Workforce Data for 2020 from the National Association of Teachers of RE (attached with accompanying notes).

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Ofsted Research Review Series paper on RE

Karen Hammond to update SACRE on progress at network meetings. A link to the Ofsted Research Review paper on RE is included for information.

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Department for Education research into the resourcing of SACREs

Karen Hammond to update SACRE on the research by the Department for Education into the resourcing of SACREs.

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Update from Director of Education and Skills

Paul Wagstaff, Director of Education and Skills, to give a verbal update to SACRE including an update on the briefing from the Cabinet Member Learning and Skills to SACRE and County Council Members on how to utilise conversations on RE with their local schools and the allocation of funding and resources for SACRE.

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Dates of Future Meetings

Future meeting dates are: 28 February 2022.

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