Agenda and minutes

North Yorkshire Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) - Tuesday, 12th December, 2023 4.00 pm

Venue: County Hall, Northallerton

No. Item


Election of Chair


Election of Vice-Chair


Welcome and Announcements


Apologies for Absence


Minutes of the meeting held on 20th June 2023 pdf icon PDF 289 KB

NOTE: It was not possible to confirm these as a correct record at the last meeting on 19th September 2023 as that meeting was inquorate. Therefore, the Committee is asked to approve these Minutes (together with the Minutes of 19th September – see Agenda Item 6 below)


Minutes of the meeting held on 19th September 2023 pdf icon PDF 376 KB

Additional documents:


Minutes of the Agreed Syllabus Conference on 19th September 2023 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

The meeting of the Agreed Syllabus Conference on 19th September 2023 was the final meeting of that body.  Therefore, it is not possible for the Minutes to be approved, as such.  Accordingly, SACRE is asked to note the Minutes.


Declarations of Interest


Public Participation

Members of the public may ask questions or make statements at this meeting if they have given notice to Patrick Duffy of Democratic and Scrutiny Services and supplied the text (contact details below) by midday on Thursday 7th December 2023, three working days before the day of the meeting.  Each speaker should limit themselves to 3 minutes on any item.  Members of the public who have given notice will be invited to speak:-

·         at this point in the meeting if their questions/statements relate to matters which are not otherwise on the Agenda (subject to an overall time limit of 30 minutes);

·         when the relevant Agenda item is being considered if they wish to speak on a matter which is on the Agenda for this meeting.

If you are exercising your right to speak at this meeting, but do not wish to be recorded, please inform the Chair who will instruct anyone who may be taking a recording to cease while you speak.



Member presentation - Hayden Cohen


North Yorkshire SACRE Annual Report 2022/2023 - Heather Russell, Senior Education Adviser pdf icon PDF 1 MB


Update by Olivia Seymour, Professional Religious Education Adviser pdf icon PDF 267 KB


Agreed Syllabus Update (verbal update) - Olivia Seymour, Professional Religious Education Adviser


Update by the Local Authority - Julie Pattison, Principal Adviser, Monitoring pdf icon PDF 162 KB


NASACRE Virtual Training

Members are reminded about the Virtual Training Programme run by NASACRE.


There are some really useful courses available.


At the meeting, officers will provide brief feedback on courses they have attended and Members are welcome to do the same.



Work Programme - Patrick Duffy, Clerk to SACRE pdf icon PDF 336 KB


Any Other Items

Any other items which the Chair agrees should be considered as a matter of urgency because of special circumstances


Date of Next Meeting - Tuesday 9th April 2024 at 4.00 p.m.