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The body that decides how religious education is taught in Merton's schools.
Religious Education (RE) is part of the basic curriculum in school. It is equal, in status, to the core and foundation subjects of the National Curriculum whilst remaining outside of the National Curriculum. All pupils must receive RE lessons in all Local Authority schools. Teaching and learning in RE must be about Christianity and other principal religions and beliefs in Great Britain today. These are Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Buddhism.
The content of RE in school is determined by a local SACRE. This body is empowered to produce, for the Local Authority's schools, an Agreed Syllabus for RE. This syllabus is written by an Agreed Syllabus Conference and is reviewed every five years.
SACRE is made up of representatives from four groups:
and co-opted members.
The SACRE is responsible for advising the Local Authority on matters relating to Collective Worship in school but this occasion is dealt with separately and is not part of RE teaching.
Tuesday 2 February 2016 at 7.15pm, Merton Civic Centre
Tuesday 7 June 2016 at 7.15pm, Baitul Futuh Mosque
Chair of SACRE - Peter Kendrick
Clerk to SACRE: - Leonora Hanmer
Local Authority Director's representative - Keith Shipman, Education Inclusion Manager
This page was last updated on Tuesday 6 September 2016