Since 1988, local authorities have had a duty to establish a Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE). Religious education is a statutory part of the basic curriculum for all pupils, but it is not a National Curriculum subject. Instead it is a local responsibility of the local authority through its SACRE.
The SACRE advises the local authority on matters relating to collective worship in community schools and on religious education given in accordance with the locally agreed syllabus. The SACRE monitors the effectiveness and appropriateness of the agreed syllabus, which is formally reviewed every five years.
It also publishes support materials, approves a programme of training for teachers and sponsors or supports other projects which it deems to be consistent with its responsibility to promote religious education and spiritual, moral, social and cultural education in schools.
SACRE meetings are held once a term and are open to the public. Meetings will be held at various religious and educational settings at 4pm.
The next meeting will take place on Thursday 10 November 2022 between 4pm and 5.45pm at Coop Walkden Academy.
Please use the link to access agendas, minutes and reports for the previous meetings of Salford Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).
SACREs consist of four groups:
Group A - Christian religious denominations, other world religions and world views
Group B - Representatives of the Church of England
Group C - Teacher members nominated by the main teacher associations
Group D - LA representatives usually including elected council members
Advisor to SACRE
Clerk to SACRE
Telephone: 0161 778 0493
If you are unable to view documents of these types, our downloads page provides links to viewing software.
This page was last updated on 18 January 2023