Notice of a public meeting of

SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education)



SACRE members

Group A

Kate Bailey

Penny Coppin-Siddall

Ian Hodgson

Daryoush Mazloum

Imam Mirazam

Ben Rich


Group B

Kirsty Hollinger


Group C

Taco Michiels

Andy Tod


Group D

Cllr Andrew Waller

Cllr Fiona Fitzpatrick

Cllr Sue Hunter

Cllr Martin Rowley


LA Officers

Janie Berry (Director of Governance)

Maxine Squire (Assistant Director Education and Skills)


Professional RE Advisor

Olivia Seymour (Assistant Director of Education (Distinctiveness) Diocese of York



Wednesday, 22 June 2022




Ralph Butterfield School, Station Rd, Haxby, York YO32 3LS








1.          Election of Chair 





2.          Chair's Announcements 





3.          Apologies for Absence 





4.          Declarations of Interest 





5.          A short talk and Q&A on Buddhism 



A short talk on Buddhism describing the elements of Buddhist belief, the practice of meditation, how worship is performed and the impact of the belief system on daily life to be given by Mr Mark Jones from a local Buddhism centre.




6.          Minutes of the meeting on 5 January 2022 and 30 March 2022 and Matters Arising 

(Pages 1 - 12)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meetings held on 5 January and 30 March 2022 and consider matters arising from the meeting on 30 March 2022.




7.          Monitoring of Standards - Development Plan 

(Pages 13 - 20)


In Groups, Members will consider the content of the schools questionnaire to be sent to schools in September. Members will also reflect on possible self-assessment reports covering progress made during 2021-22.




8.          National RE and Collective worship updates 

(Pages 21 - 30)


To receive an update on national RE and Collective worship updates




9.          Correspondence on complaints/determinations 



A verbal update will be given on complaints received and the  determinations in respect of those complaints.




10.      2022-23 Work plan 

(Pages 31 - 32)


To consider the 2021-22 SACRE work plan.




11.      Future meeting dates 



11 Oct 2022 at 6.00pm

1 Feb 2022 at 6.00pm

16 May 2023 at 6.00pm




12.      Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Chair considers to be urgent.


Democracy Officer

Angela Bielby

Contact details:

Telephone: 01904 552599







For more information about any of the following please contact the Democratic Services Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.