The purpose and function of SACRE is to:
the Local Education Authority on such matters connected with
religious education in accordance with an agreed syllabus as the
authority may refer to the SACRE or as the SACRE may see fit; e.g.
methods of teaching, choice of materials, provision of training for
(ii) Advise the
Authority on all matters connected with religious worship in
relation to multi-faith acts of worship.
(iii) Advise and require
the Authority to review any agreed syllabus on religious
Consider complaints concerning RE and the act of collective
Publish an annual report which will:-
specify those areas on which the SACRE has given advice to the
describe the nature of the advice given; and
reasons why the SACRE felt the need to offer advice to the
authority on any matter.
Determine the criteria by which requests from Headteachers to
withdraw from or modify the requirements of the Act regarding
collective worship would be considered.