Committee details

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE)

Purpose of committee

The Standing advisory Council on religious education, or SACRE, advises the Local Education Authority on such matters as religious education provided in schools, in accordance with the agreed syllabus [pdf document], and Collective Worship. SACRE may also monitor the provision of religious education and collective worship in schools and provide advice and support to schools, if required.

Every Local Education Authority (LEA) is required by law to have a SACRE. Its origins go back to the Education Act of 1944, but the Education Reform Act 1988 and the Education Act 1996 [external link] strengthened its place in an LEA



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