Agenda and draft minutes

Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education Agreed Syllabus Conference - Tuesday, 3rd March, 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Ashburton Hall, Hampshire County Council, Winchester

Contact: Email: members.services@hants.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Howard Wright, Yasmeen Hussain, Amanda Cawood, Councillor Zilliah Brooks, Caroline Welch.

2.

Declarations of Interest

All Members who believe they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter to be considered at the meeting must declare that interest and, having regard to Part 3 Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members’ Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code.  Furthermore all Members with a Personal Interest in a matter being considered at the meeting should consider, having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 4 of the Code, whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 5 of the Code, consider whether it is appropriate to leave the meeting while the matter is discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.

Minutes:

Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in any matter considered at the meeting they must declare that interest at the time of the relevant debate and, having regard to the circumstances described in Part 3 Paragraph 1.5 of the County Council's Members' Code of Conduct, leave the meeting while the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with Paragraph 1.6 of the Code. Furthermore Members were mindful that where they believed they had a Personal interest in a matter being considered at the meeting they considered whether such interest should be declared, and having regard to Part 5, Paragraph 4 of the Code, considered whether it was appropriate to leave the meeting whilst the matter was discussed, save for exercising any right to speak in accordance with the Code.

3.

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To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting on 15 November 2016.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting on 15 November 2016 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any Chairman’s announcements.

Minutes:

The Chairman welcomed new members Charmian Harrison and Carson Elday, Liz Muir from the Teachers’ Liaison Panel and Jackii Crockett, the MOD Sacre co-ordinator.

5.

Deputations

To receive any deputations.

Minutes:

There were no deputations.

6.

Review of the Agreed Syllabus pdf icon PDF 114 KB

To consider a report of the Director of Children’s Services requesting the Agreed Syllabus Conference to agree to review Living Difference III.

Minutes:

The Agreed Syllabus Conference considered the report of the Director of Children’s Services (item 6 in the Minute Book) which summarised the background to the Agreed Syllabus review and sought Members’ approval to start the process towards producing a revised syllabus to distribute to schools in December 2021.

 

Patricia Hannam, the Inspector /Advisor for RE, explained the legal requirement to review the Agreed Syllabus every five years. The review and writing would involve members of all four local authorities who use the syllabus, teachers, faith representatives and academics.  SACRE members who would be interested in being part of the review were asked to contact her.  An initial meeting would take place in Winchester on 10 July 2020 to go through the current syllabus and formulate an agenda of things that need to be addressed. The  new syllabus would be put to the Conference for adoption in November 2021.

 

Group votes took place and it was unanimously agreed to approve the start of the review process.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Agreed Syllabus Conference approve the report and agreed to review Living Difference III.