Each relevant local authority must establish a permanent body called a standing advisory council on religious education (SACRE). The North Yorkshire Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education meets at least three times a year.
The purpose of SACRE is to advise North Yorkshire Council on what needs to be done to support and improve religious education and collective worship for schools in its area.
The SACRE employs the wide range of knowledge, skills and experience represented in its membership to provide information, advice and support to the local authority and its schools on matters relating to:
- Religious Education
- Collective worship
- Community cohesion.
SACRE Membership, composition, group representation, roles and responsibilities
Who attends the SACRE meetings?
A SACRE is set up to represent a balance of all the interests of the local community. you are likely to find elected councillors, representative of faith communities and members of the education community ( including teachers and head teachers) at a SACRE meeting. There may also be people representing teacher training in RE and local Academies.
SACRE members join one of the four groups as a full member or if you have been co-opted to serve on SACRE, you will not be formally linked to any of the groups.
How is membership decided?
The structure of the SACRE is defined by law. It is made up of four groups, sometimes referred to by some SACREs as committees. Details such as the specific numbers of members in each of the groups will usually be set out in the individual SACRE’s constitution. These are frequently decided by the LA, depending on local circumstances and in collaboration with the organisations and communities represented.
The composition of SACRE
Group A The Christian denominations and other religions and their denomination, reflecting the principal religions of the area
Group B The Church of England
Group C Teacher and head teacher associations and often others representing education interests
Group D The Local Authority
To find out the current membership of North Yorkshire SACRE please visit here
SACRE Annual Reports
Agenda papers and minutes of SACRE Meetings