SACRE stands for Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education.
SACRE is constituted by law to advise locally on RE. It has the following duties:
To convene an Agreed Syllabus Conference to revise and recommend to us a local Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (RE) for all maintained schools age 4 to 19 in Sheffield.
Monitor the provision of RE in Sheffield schools, preparing an annual report to send to the National Association of Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education.
Advise Sheffield schools on Collective worship and consider requests from Head teachers for a determination to lift the requirement for it to be in the main Christian.
Advise Sheffield Schools on matters related to Religious Education and Collective Worship that arise from time to time.
Support Community Cohesion within the city.
SACRE meets 3 times each year, at various venues around the city. It is composed of 4 committees each with one vote with a casting vote held by the Chair. It may co-opt members from time to time who have no vote.
"Enquiring Minds & Open Hearts: Religious Education for all" - The Agreed Syllabus for RE in Sheffield 2014-2019.