Outside body

Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education


The Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is constituted by law to advise us. It has the following duties:

·       to convene an Agreed Syllabus Conference to revise and recommend to us a local Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (RE) for all maintained schools age 4 to 19 in Sheffield

·       to monitor the provision of RE in Sheffield schools, preparing an annual report to us and the National Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education

·       to advise Sheffield schools on Collective Worship and consider requests from head teachers for a determination to lift the requirement for it to be, in the main, Christian

·       to advise Sheffield Schools on matters related to Religious Education and Collective Worship that arise from time to time

·       to support Community Cohesion within the city


SACRE meets 3 times each year, at various venues around the city. It is composed of 4 committees, each with one vote, with a casting vote held by the Chair. It may co-opt members from time to time who have no vote.





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