The Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) is responsible for determining the syllabus for religious education (RE) in council run or funded schools in Waltham Forest. By law each Local Authority (LA) is required to establish a Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE).
“We want the education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded, and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.” Swami Vivekananda, Hindu monk
Every maintained school in England must provide a basic curriculum (RE, sex education and the National Curriculum). Religious Education is a statutory subject of the basic curriculum whilst not being part of the National Curriculum.
Religious education in schools celebrates the diversity of religious and human experience.The role of a SACRE is to:
Further information about Waltham Forest’s syllabus is available on Waltham Forest Council's website.
In order that they can bring a wide range of interests and talents to this work, a SACRE is made up of four groups:
Members of these groups are nominated by their respective organisations.
Agendas and minutes of previous meetings
Contact the clerk of the group
Our Agreed Syllabus is a document available to all schools in Waltham Forest.
All SACREs are required by law to produce an annual report. A copy of the report is sent to National Association of SACRES (NASACRE). This report contains information about standards in religious education in the borough, examination results, applications for determinations and any INSET provided for teachers, as well as accounts of other SACRE activities.
Waltham Forest SACRE annual reports.
Collective Worship: how to comply with the law and benefit all your pupils
Audience: Governors, Head Teachers, Teachers in schools with responsibility for Collective Worship, SACRE members
Date: 22 November 2023
Providing all registered pupils with a daily act of collective worship is a legal requirement for all schools. This can be a challenge in a diverse borough like Waltham Forest, where many different religious and non-religious beliefs are represented; but it is one that can be overcome to the benefit of all.
This session is exclusively for those working in or with schools in Waltham Forest and will:
Date: Wednesday 4 October 2023 - Book your place here