Minutes for Lancashire Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) meeting, Feb 6 2012, 10.00AM official page
Venue: Vajravarahi Buddhist Centre, 38 West Cliff, Preston, PR1 8HU
Contact: Katrina Dale Tel: 01772 533651, Email: email@example.comItems No. Item
Apologies for Absence
Confirmation of the minutes of the last meeting of the Lancashire SACRE held on 28 November 2011. Minutes attached.
Constitution of the SACRE
i) Co-opted position on the SACRE representing higher education:
Members are asked to consider a joint proposal from Edge Hill University and the University of Cumbria with regard to filling the vacant co-opted post representing higher education on the SACRE. The proposal is for the position to be alternated on a yearly basis, with each representative serving one year on and one year off the SACRE.
ii) Observer status:
Elaine Saunderson to give a presentation to the SACRE in support of the application by the Lancaster Quaker Meeting for Observer status on the SACRE.
Members are asked to consider approving Observer status based on the protocol as agreed at the meeting on 28 November 2011:
· Would the addition of the group's representative benefit the teaching of RE in Lancashire schools?
· Did the group represent a significant faith or belief group in Lancashire?
· Had the group demonstrated a clear commitment to the principles, aims and objectives of SACRE?
Youth SACRE/Youth Voice
Pupils from the Hollins Technology College to report on the Youth SACRE, Face to Faith and the success of the Face to Faith film short – 'Muhammad in Accrington' – Inspiring Me.
Minutes of the meeting of the Quality and Standards Sub-group which took place on Tuesday 17 January 2012 attached at Item 5.
Paper attached at Item 6.
Members are asked to consider proposals for training of new and existing SACRE members as set out at Item 7.
Protocol for School Visits
Members will be asked to split into small groups to discuss setting up a protocol for visits by SACRE members to schools to observe Collective Worship.
Paper attached at Item 9 regarding changes in the Ofsted evaluation schedule of the inspection of maintained schools and academies within the context of spritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC).
Supporting the tenth anniversary celebrations of Building Bridges in Burnley
Further to a request from Building Bridges in Burnley to help raise the profile of the celebrations being held week commencing 18 June 2012 to mark their tenth anniversary, the SACRE is asked to consider moving the June SACRE meeting from Monday 11 June to Monday 18 June 2012 and to hold the meeting at a venue in Burnley.
Any Other Business
Date and Venue of the Next Meeting
i) Members to have discussed the proposal to change the date of the next meeting from Monday 11 June to Monday 18 June 2012 and to hold it at a venue in Burnley.
ii) Members are asked to consider the following suggested dates for the next meeting schedule of the SACRE:
Monday 24 September 2012
Monday 26 November 2012 (AGM)
Monday 4 March 2013
Monday 10 June 2013
All meetings to commence at 10am and venues to be confirmed.