Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE)
It is a statutory requirement for every Local Authority to appoint a Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).
Following the 1988 Education Reform Act, when Religious Education (RE) was confirmed as a compulsory part of the curriculum, it became a statutory requirement for every Local Authority (LA) to appoint a SACRE.
North East Lincolnshire SACRE is made up of four groups which meet once a term.
The groups represent:
- Group A: Christian denominations other than the Church of England and other faith or belief groups that represent the main traditions of the area;
- Group B: The Church of England
- Group C: Teachers’ associations and representatives from NEL RE networks;
- Group D: The Local Authority (North East Lincolnshire Council).
In addition, the SACRE can co-opt members who may have expertise in the area of R.E or who may represent other interested groups, such as academy groups, if all parties are in agreement.
Members for 2023:
- Shereen Al Ankar (Muslim – Group A)
- Amanda Mellows (Catholic – Group A)
- Nigel Bishop (Methodist – Group A)
- Julia Beckett (Humanist – Group A)
- Pat Barlow (Church of England – Group B)
- Katherine Bruning (Church of England – Community Representative Group B)
- Inga Greet (Teacher and Headteacher associations – Group C)
- Julie Childs (Teacher and Headteacher associations – Group C)
- Cllr Daniel Westcott (Local authority representative – Group D)
- Wendy Jackson (Local authority representative – Group D)
- Cllr Sophia Farren (Local authority representative – Group D)
- Gillian Georgiou (Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education – Co-opted non-voting)
- Cllr Daniel Westcott (Chair)
- Wendy Jackson (LA Advisory Support)
- Diane Grimshaw (Clerk)
Lincolnshire Locally Agreed Syllabus for RE (2018)
In 2021 North East Lincolnshire Council adopted the Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus for RE.
The Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus for RE came into effect in September 2018. All local authority and voluntary controlled church schools are legally required to use this syllabus as the basis of their RE curriculum. Academies and voluntary aided church schools are invited to use this syllabus as the basis of their RE curriculum, but they are not required to do so.
For more information about statutory duties in relation to RE in academies, go to Religious Education (RE) and Collective Worship in
Academies and Free Schools Q&A (lincolndiocesaneducation.com).
You can find the Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus at Lincolnshire agreed syllabus (lincolndiocesaneducation.com).
If you would like the Diocesan RE Adviser to produce a bespoke curriculum plan that reflects the context of your school (e.g. mixed-age or cross-phase classes), please contact Gillian Georgiou – Lincoln Diocesan Board of Education [email protected].
For guidance on religious education (RE) and collective worship for academies and free schools go to GOV.UK RE and collective worship in academies and free schools.