Gloucestershire Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education

Unlike any other subject, whilst RE must be taught as part of the curriculum, its content is not prescribed by the English National Curriculum. Instead, what is taught is decided at local education authority level by SACREs – Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education.

Gloucestershire Humanists has had representation on Gloucestershire SACRE for many years now. Unlike all other representatives we do not have voting rights. However, we are an active member of the group and frequently participate in SACRE-run training days for RE teachers.

We are keen advocates for high-quality and broad-ranging RE that also covers non-religious viewpoints.