Mission statement


  • exists to strengthen local SACREs and to support them in carrying out all their responsibilities
  • stands for the value of RE within the whole school curriculum by supporting RE, which is determined locally
  • considers that the work of SACREs and the Agreed Syllabus Conferences should involve genuine consultation at the local level with faith communities and teachers
  • seeks to maintain and develop lines of communication with the DfE and other relevant bodies
  • seeks to promote inter-faith understanding and sensitivity
  • seeks to strengthen RE by promoting the key role of well-qualified teachers and advisers in all areas and facets of the subject
  • seeks to promote professional development in RE through initial teacher training and in-service training
  • campaigns for adequate levels of resourcing to achieve these aims
  • intends to play a key role in any future debates about the place of RE and collective worship in school.