Notice of a public meeting of

SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education)



SACRE members

Group A

Such Christian denominations and other religious denominations as, in the opinion of the Authority, will approximately reflect the principal religious traditions in the area.

Karen Vincent (Faith/Catholic)

Penny Coppin-Siddall (Faith/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints)

Ian Hodgson (Faith/Humanist)

Daryoush Mazloum (Faith/Bahai’i)

Imam Amar (Faith/Muslim)

Ben Rich (Vice Chair) (Faith/Jewish)


Group B

A groups of persons representing The Church of England.

Sue Bland (CoE)

Joseph Everdell (CoE)


Group C

A group of persons to represent such associations representing teachers as, in the opinion of the authority, ought to be represented, having regard to the circumstances of the area.

Taco Michiels (Joseph Rowntree School)

Andy Tod (Ralph Butterfield Primary School)

Diane Norton (York St John University)








Group D

A group of persons representing the City of York Council. In this case of Elected M embers appointment to this group should ensure political balance and state which political group they represent. As an alternative, the Council may appoint representatives such as a governors association.

Cllr Robert Webb (Chair) (City of York Council)

Cllr Emilie Knight (City of York Council)

Cllr Martin Rowley BEM (City of York Council)

Cllr Sarah Wilson (City of York Council)


LA Officer

Maxine Squire (Assistant Director Education and Skills, City of York Council)



Tuesday, 19 March 2024



6.00 pm



The Thornton Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G039)






1.          Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest 

(Pages 1 - 2)


At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interest or other registerable interest they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.


An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.


[Please see attached sheet for further guidance for Members]




2.          Minutes and matters arising from the minutes 

(Pages 3 - 8)


To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 22 January 2024.




3.          Monitoring of Standards 

(Pages 9 - 16)


To receive an update on the monitoring of Standards in RE including the Ofsted Annual Report and the Schools Survey, Autumn 2023




4.          Review of SACRE development plan 

(Pages 17 - 22)


To review the SACRE development plan. The plan is shaped around the five key functions of SACREs contained in the NASACRE Self-Evaluation Toolkit.




5.          NASACRE Update 

(Pages 23 - 32)


To receive NASACRE Briefing 37.




6.          Correspondence on complaints/determinations 



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




7.          Future meeting dates 



8 July 2024 at 6pm at West Offices

15 October 2024 at 6pm at West Offices

27 January 2025 at 6pm at West Offices

11 March 2025 at 6pm at West Offices

15 July 2025 at 6pm at West Offices




Democratic Services Officer

Angela Bielby

Contact Details:

Telephone – (01904) 552599

Email –


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.