Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education - Monday, 10 June 2024 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 3, County Hall, Chichester, PO19 1RQ

Contact: Jack Bacon on 033 022 25075  Email:

No. Item


Chairman’s Welcome and Introductions


Update on SACRE Membership

Members are asked to note the following change to SACRE’s membership:


·       A vacancy has been created on Committee A following the resignation of Philippa Elliott (Humanist representative).



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.


Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Members are asked to agree the minutes of the meeting held on 26 March 2024 as a correct record.


Update from Assistant Director for Education and Skills

Derry Richardson, Head of Service – Commercial and Contracting, to provide a verbal update to SACRE, on behalf of the Assistant Director for Education and Skills.


Agreed Syllabus Update

Karen Hammond, External Consultant, will provide a verbal update on progress made on issues raised at previous meetings.


Ofsted Report - 'Deep and meaningful? The Religious Education subject report'

Karen Hammond, External Consultant, to introduce the following report and invite group discussion: Deep and meaningful? The religious education subject report - GOV.UK (


Teaching Materials by the Religious Education Council of England and Wales

Karen Hammond, External Consultant, to introduce the following materials published by the Religious Education Council for members’ information and invite group discussion:


8a)    ‘Developing a Religion and Worldviews approach in Religious Education in England’ (2024) – a handbook for curriculum writers.


8b)    National content standard for Religious Education in England  (July 2023).


Any Other Business


Dates of Future Meetings

The date of the next meeting is 18 November 2024.


Future meeting dates are:

·       26 March 2025.