Although the official deadline has past it is not too late for SACRE’s to submit their response to the APPG. Many SACREs will have found difficulties in responding because of the timing of the review and the challenging nature of the questions. A number of SACREs have created a smaller executive( eg the chairs of the four SACRE groups) to respond to key national RE initiatives which occur between SACRE meetings. The NASACRE executive encourages all SACREs to respond to APPG, even if that response is simply to indicate that the changing relationship between SACREs and schools means a SACRE no longer has the knowledge of ITT and on-going CPD in RE, especially in teacher recruitment and retention.
The enclosed response from Devon SACRE forms an exemplar for SACREs to use.
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