The law requires every Local Education Authority to have a Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE) to advise the local authority on matters related to religious education in schools.
Wirral SACRE is made up of four groups. They represent:
- the Church of England
- Christian denominations other than the Church of England, along with other faith groups
- the Local Education Authority
What does Wirral SACRE do?
Wirral SACRE has a statutory duty to:
- advise the council on how to support and improve religious education and collective worship in maintained schools
- require the council to convene an agreed syllabus conference to review the religious education taught in schools
- determine whether pupils in a particular school can be exempted from the requirement for Christian collective worship
In addition, the work of Wirral SACRE includes:
- monitoring and improving standards in the provision of religious education and in the quality of collective worship
- maintaining the partnership between the SACRE, the council and other stakeholders
- ensuring the effectiveness of the locally agreed syllabus
- contributing to the promotion of social cohesion and racial harmony
For further information on Wirral SACRE, please email: