News and Events

This page provides SACREs with an opportunity to share local SACRE news or events.

Please contact the Chair with any such items for inclusion.

AREIAC Conference: The Bristol Hotel, Bristol, 2nd & 3rd July 2018
REflecting Plurality in RE

SACRE members are invited to attend this year’s AREIAC Conference. It promises to be a stimulating and thought provoking two days with guest speakers such as Professor Bob Jackson, Professor Denise Cush and Dr Farid Panjwani, alongside a range of engaging workshops and seminars.

The conference is open to AREIAC members and non-members, especially as many practising teachers as possible; there are options to attend on either or both days.

Download the flyer and draft programme along with the booking form to secure a place. Please return the completed booking form by email to An invoice will then be sent for payment.

If you are not already a member of AREIAC, why not check the eligibility criteria and see if you might benefit from joining, to take advantage of member conference rates? You could save up to £30 - in essence, reducing your membership fee from £70 to £40!

20:20 RE - Practice, Policy and Powerful Knowledge
A conference for professionals in religious education

We along with three other RE professional associations (AULRE, AREIAC and NATRE) are collaborating to produce an exciting conference on Religious Education. We were overwhelmed with the quality and quantity of offers to come and lead a breakout session at the conference, but with difficulty managed to whittle it down to 40 top quality breakout sessions with a balance between policy, theory and practice including some sessions aimed particularly at primary and some at secondary, with others relevant to all.

The conference will be held Saturday 13 October – Sunday 14 October 2018 in Crewe.

Click here to book

You may wish to follow @20_20RE on Twitter for the latest information.

Commission on RE (CoRE)

A report on the joint NASACRE and AREIAC Conference Fri 24 Nov 2017 The Commission on RE’s Interim Report

Nearly sixty delegates attended the joint NASACRE and AREIAC conference on Fri 24 Nov 2017. The high level of interest is an indication of how relevant the issues are that the Commission on RE (CoRE) have been considering to RE advisers, SACRE members, and anyone interested in the future of RE. NASACRE and AREIAC are grateful to the Commission for permitting two Commission members, Professor Denise Cush and Dr Anthony Towey to attend the conference and provide valuable keynote presentations in the morning. They together with Lat Blaylock and the Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke formed the panel members for the afternoon Question Time session. Read more...

We Need to Raise Our Game – a personal reflection by Dilwyn Hunt