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Contact: Steve Blagg  Democratic Services Officer


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Opening Reflections by Cherry Edwards OBE


Election of Chairman


Election of Vice-Chairman


Apologies for Absence/Member Changes

(Since the last meeting Kay Sutherland, a teacher representative, has retired. Jenni King, Head of RE at Welton William Farr School has been appointed as a teacher representative and Jayne Watson, Headteacher at Gonerby Hill Foot CoE Primary School, Grantham, is in the process of being appointed to SACRE)


Declarations of Members' Interests


Minutes of the Previous Meeting of SACRE held on 23 June 2020 pdf icon PDF 240 KB


Correspondence received by the Chairman (if any)

(The Chairman has not received any correspondence since the previous meeting)


Annual Review of SACRE's Membership

(The Constitution requires an annual review of SACRE's membership. The current membership is shown on the agenda)


Effects of Covid-19 on Schools

(To receive a verbal update from members and officers on the effects of Covid-19 on schools)


Update on the Education Inspection Framework 2019 and the implications for RE pdf icon PDF 2 MB

(To receive a presentation from Wendy Harrison, RE Adviser, on the new Ofsted Framework. (Note: There have not been any OFSTED inspections of Lincolnshire schools with reference to provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and culture development since the Covid-19 crisis started))

Additional documents:


FOI Request for information - funding of SACREs pdf icon PDF 406 KB

(A FOI request is to be sent to all local authorities by NASACRE in connection with the work of SACREs in supporting RE and collective worship locally. NASACRE are making this request so it might glean the most up to date information for the Department of Education about SACRE funding. The questions to be asked are detailed on the attached document)


Diocesan RE Adviser's Report pdf icon PDF 100 KB

(To receive a report from Gillian Georgiou, Diocesan RE Adviser, in connection with work undertaken in the Diocese since the previous meeting)


Big Ideas In Religious Education

(To receive a verbal report from Mark Plater, a member of SACRE, and Wendy Harrison, RE Adviser, in connection with a request from Dr Barbara Wintersgill's for both Mark Plater and Wendy Harrison to participate in a writing group which will produce materials for Dr Wintersgill's resource: "Big Ideas In Religious Education". Various groups of people are helping to write different sections for this national project)


Reflections at the next meeting

(A volunteer is sought to do reflections at the next meeting)


Dates and Times of Future Meetings in 2021

(Members are asked to note the dates and times of future meetings for 2021 as follows:- 23 March; 6 July and 23 November. All meetings to start at 2pm. It is proposed to arrange all meetings using Microsoft Teams and the appointments will be sent to you after this meeting)



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