What is SACRE?
It is the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education. SACRE's main function is to advise Newcastle's local authority on all matters related to collective worship and religious education (RE) in community schools.
What are the duties of SACRE?
In each local authority, it up the SACRE to:
- advise the LA on matters relating to RE and collective worship in community schools and some other schools;
- oversee RE and collective worship within the authority: advise on methods of teaching, choice of materials and provision of teacher training;
- require a review of the LA agreed syllabus (by law every 5 years);
- monitor RE, collective worship and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.