Agenda

Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) - Wednesday, 19th June, 2024 4.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - County Hall. View directions

Contact: Rebecca Little 

Items
No. Item

1.

MEMBERSHIP

4 members 

(2:1:1 Min Gp 

 

Quorum: 1 Member from each Group (Committee A, B, C & D)  

 

Chair: C. Seymour 

Vice Chair: A religious representative 

 

Conservative 

Labour 

Independent Group 

Liberal Democrats 

Green Party 

Ind Non-Grouped 

C. Seymour 

L. Bowman 

 

 

N. Morphet 

 

T. Thorne 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(In addition, there are 10 other members who have an education background and an interest in religious education). 

 

2.

APPOINTMENT OF CHAIR

To note the appointment of Councillor C Seymour as Chair of the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education for the ensuing 2024/2025 Council year as appointed by Council on 1 May 2024.

 

3.

ELECTION OF VICE-CHAIR

To elect a Vice-Chair of the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education for the ensuing 2024/2025 Council year.? 

 

4.

INTRODUCTIONS AND APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

5.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 141 KB

Minutes of the meeting of the Northumberland Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), held on Wednesday, 7 February 2024, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record, and signed by the Chair.

6.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required where a matter arises at a meeting; 

 

  1. Which directly relates to Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (‘DPI’) as set out in Appendix B, Table 1 of the Code of Conduct, to disclose the interest, not participate in any discussion or vote and not to remain in room. Where members have a DPI or if the matter concerns an executive function and is being considered by a Cabinet Member with a DPI they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with the matter.

 

  1. Which directly relates to the financial interest or well being of a Other Registrable Interest as set out in Appendix B, Table 2 of the Code of Conduct to disclose the interest and only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak at the meeting but otherwise must not take part in any discussion  or vote on the matter and must not remain the room.

 

  1. Which directly relates to their financial interest or well-being  (and is not  DPI) or the financial well being of a relative or close associate, to declare the interest and members may only speak on the matter if members of the public are also allowed to speak. Otherwise, the member must not take part in discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room.

 

  1. Which affects the financial well-being of the member, a relative or close associate or a body included under the Other Registrable Interests column in Table 2, to disclose the interest and apply the test set out at paragraph 9 of Appendix B before deciding whether they may remain in the meeting.

 

  1. Where Members have or a Cabinet Member has an Other Registerable Interest or Non Registerable Interest in a matter being considered in exercise of their executive function, they must notify the Monitoring Officer and arrange for somebody else to deal with it. 

 

NB Any member needing clarification must contact monitoringofficer@northumberland.gov.uk.  Members are referred to the Code of Conduct which contains the matters above in full. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

 

7.

AN UPDATE OF CONTACTS WITH SCHOOLS AND TRAINING PROVISION

To receive an update from Caroline Weir, Part-time RE Consultant about the provision of RE in-service training and contacts with schools since the last related meeting. 

8.

WORKFORCE DATA pdf icon PDF 168 KB

For members to receive workforce data of Northumberland Secondary and High Schools.

 

Additional documents:

9.

NASACRE CONFERENCE FEEDBACK

To receive feedback from C. Seymour and C. Weir on the NASACRE Annual Conference on 20 May.

 

10.

NATIONAL CONTENT STANDARD FOR RELIGIOUS EDUCATION IN ENGLAND pdf icon PDF 815 KB

To receive and discuss the National Content Standard for Religious Education in England.

 

11.

OFSTED RE SUBJECT REPORT (APRIL 2024) pdf icon PDF 693 KB

For members to receive and discuss the Ofsted subject report (April 2024): “Deep and meaningful? The religious education subject report”

 

12.

PROPOSED NASACRE CIO CONSTITUTION pdf icon PDF 122 KB

For members to receive and discuss the draft NASACRE constitution.

 

Additional documents:

13.

SACRE CONSTITUTION WORKING GROUP

For members to receive and discuss the report from the SACRE Constitution Working Group.

14.

NORTHUMBERLAND SACRE ACTION PLAN pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To monitor the Northumberland SACRE Action Plan.

 

15.

NORTHUMBERLAND SACRE NEWSLETTER AND RESOURCES WEBPAGE

Reminder of website link: www.northumberlandeducation.co.uk/sacre

 

16.

TRAINING AVAILABLE TO SACRE

For members to note future training sessions and discuss completed sessions.

 

·       26 June 2024 – So, you’ve joined your local SACRE…

 

17.

NASACRE ISSUES - ISSUE 38 pdf icon PDF 952 KB

The NASACRE Newsletter

 

To receive the latest newsletter– for information. 

 

Reminder of web site link: www.nasacre.org.uk for other interesting articles which Members may wish to view

18.

URGENT BUSINESS (IF ANY)

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.