Secondary RE Network
A Secondary RE Network meeting takes place at Horndean Technology College every term, bringing together Secondary RE leads in Portsmouth as well as in the South East area of Hampshire. A key element of the first meeting in the Autumn Term will be to explore the impact of the new GCSE and to share good practice ensuring high achievement. Dates are 27 Nov 2018, 11 March 2019 & 19 June 2019. All meetings run from 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m.
Booking is through this link: https://learningzone.hants.gov.uk/learningzone/course.aspx?courseid=53941
The Hampshire and Wessex Secondary RE Conference will take place on 18th October 2018 in the Botley Area. At this conference the findings of the final report from the Commission on RE (CoRE http://www.commissiononre.org.uk/) will be discussed which are due to be published on 12th September 2018. One of the Key Speakers will be Dr Joyce Miller who has extensive understanding of RE in plural contexts and has been one of the CoRE commissioners.
Booking for the Secondary RE Conference can be done through this link: https://learningzone.hants.gov.uk/learningzone/course.aspx?courseid=53527
Primary RE Network
These sessions are designed to enable RE managers to explore, share and develop good practice in RE in their schools. The sessions will focus on helping other staff to understand the cycle of enquiry, know the range of concepts in the Living Difference III syllabus, create and amend planning for RE and help understand assessment issues across the school.
Sessions take place at Medina Primary School and run from 16:00 – 18:00. Places can be booked via the Portsmouth Learning Gateway on the following dates:
19 November 2019
26 February 2020
17 June 2020
What is a SACRE?
The acronym SACRE stands for Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education.
Why is there a SACRE?
Every local authority (LA) has to have a SACRE by law. In 1944, local education authorities (LEAs) were given the chance to set up a SACRE, if they so wished. In 1988, all Local Authorities were required to have a SACRE. It is now the Children’s Services directorate of the LA that is responsible for making sure there is a SACRE.
What does a SACRE do?
There is no other group anywhere else like the SACRE; it is unique. The law says that RE must be taught in all schools and a SACRE’s role is to advise its local authority on what needs to be done to improve religious education (RE) and collective worship for schools in its area.
Who attends the SACRE meeting?
A SACRE is set up to represent a balance of all the interests of the local community. You are likely to find elected councillors, representatives of faith communities, and members of the education community, including teachers and head teachers, at a SACRE meeting. There may also be people representing teacher training in RE.
The Composition of a SACRE – There are four groups or committees, as below:
A: The Christian denominations and other religious and their denominations, reflecting the principal religious traditions of the area.
B: The Church of England
C: Teacher and head teacher associations
D: The Local Authority
Portsmouth SACRE meets once a term.
Portsmouth SACRE Annual Report 2018-19
Portsmouth SACRE Annual Report 2017-18
Portsmouth SACRE Annual Report 2016-17 (with Action Plan)