Minutes for Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education meeting, Dec 17 2008, 6.30PM official page
Venue: The Guildhall, High Street, Kingston KT1 1EU
Contact: Jean Cousens tel 020 8547 5023 fax 020 8547 5125Items No. Item
APPOINTMENT OF THE CHAIR AND VICE CHAIR
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE AND ATTENDANCE OF ALTERNATIVE MEMBERS
to note that the Quakers have resigned their membership from the SACRE and that Mrs Kaur Channi has resigned as representative of the local Sikh community to be replaced by Mr Gurmeet Narula Singh
To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the SACRE held on 18 June 2008.
To receive a report on Matters Arising from the Minutes of the last meeting (which are not covered elsewhere on the agenda)
To approve the Annual Report.
To approve that the draft Guidance as circulated to schools is sent to schools as SACRE Guidance on Collective Worship and the working group be thanked for their work on this.
MEETING OF LONDON SACRES
2nd annual meeting of London SACREs on Tuesday 1 July
To receive a report by Councillor Dennis Doe.
To discuss the NASACRE Autumn/Winter2008 newsletter (see www.nasacre.org.uk and attached) including the following items:
a) Community Cohesion
b) Review of Circular 1/94
c) QCA Update
d) Conference 26 February 2009
MEMBERS AND DLCS UPDATE
a) An open item for Members of SACRE to report any items of RE interest from their schools or communities, or raise any queries or issues of concern which might be useful for RE teachers or for the Syllabus review. To include:
· Baha’i request to discuss the circulation of Baha’i resources to schools
· Gerald Cohen
b) Update from the Directorate of Learning and Children’s Services on local or national RE, PSHE/ SMSC and Citizenship developments.
To consider a summary of Section 5 Ofsted reports in relation to Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development.
To consider the draft Notes of the meeting of the Kingston Inter Faith Forum on 5 November 2008.
DATES AND VENUES OF MEETINGS
- Spring term 30 April 2009 – faith community venue:
Our Lady Immaculate (RC) Church, 401 Ewell Road, Tolworth KT6 7DG
· Annual lecture – date to be arranged – SACRE members are requested to bring with them to the meeting their 2009 diaries to identify several dates in mid June to mid July (Tuesday to Thursday) for the lecturer, Denise Chaplin, to choose one.
URGENT ITEMS APPROVED BY THE CHAIR