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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).


North East Lincolnshire’s 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 religious education or who may represent other interested groups, such as academy groups, if all parties are in agreement.

Membership details

Information being updated.

Lincolnshire Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2018)

North East Lincolnshire Council have adopted the Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus for Religious Education.

The new Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus for Religious Education 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 Religious Education curriculum.

Academies and voluntary aided church schools are invited to use this syllabus as the basis of their Religious Education curriculum, but they are not required to do so.

For more information about statutory duties in relation to Religious Education in academies, go to Religious Education (RE) and Collective Worship in
Academies and Free Schools Q&A (

You can find the Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus on Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2018 – 2022 (

You can find exemplar primary Religious Education curriculum plans for this new syllabus at Exemplar RE Curriculum Plans – Primary and Secondary (

These curriculum plans are suitable for schools using the Understanding Christianity resource and schools not using this resource. If you would like the Diocesan RE Adviser to produce a bespoke curriculum plan that reflects the context of your school (for example mixed-age or cross-phase classes), please contact her at

A more detailed overview for each key stage that reflect the compulsory and additional units of study on the Lincolnshire locally agreed syllabus for RE.

These are offered as a suggestion of the detail that could be covered in each compulsory and additional unit on the syllabus. They reflect the #BalancedRE approach, which focuses on a balance between believing (theology), living (human/social sciences) and thinking (philosophy). You can find out more about this approach at RE Resources (

If you choose to teach a systematic study of Judaism as one of your Additional Units, you may like to use the document below to support your planning. It has been mapped in the same way as the Compulsory Units for Christianity, Hinduism and Islam and should ensure any teaching of Judaism has parity with teaching on the compulsory religions.

Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus Judaism (

You can find some useful resources for each of the three compulsory religions on the new Lincolnshire agreed syllabus for RE here:

If you would like any further information or have any resources you would like to recommend/share, please get in touch with the Diocesan RE Adviser at

SACRE meeting and documents

Contact details

SACRE Clerk – Diane Grimshaw


Lead Officer – Wendy Jackson