Agenda and minutes

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Apologies for absence


Apologies for absence received from Councillor Chris Davies, Amanda Jones, Sian Bernard-Henderson, Lee-anne McCarthy, Helen Price, Justine Jones, Lucy Draper, Mark Carrington, Ann Star and Sarah Bowen.


As there is no teacher representation in attendance, the Chair confirmed that the meeting is inquorate.

Delegated Function

Although it has been confirmed that the meeting is inquorate, the Chair advised members that he has delegated authority to take such decisions as are appropriate.


The following items were discussed and agreed by the Chair and members of the committee in attendance:


·         Paula Webber (Consultant for Merthyr SACRE) be nominated by Merthyr SACRE to join the WASACRE Executive Committee.


·         Rev. Mark Prevett confirmed that he will be attending the summer WASACRE meeting in Anglesey on Friday, 6th July 2018.    Agreed for Karen Vokes to send details through to other SACRE members.


·         Karen Vokes to advise committee members that the summer SACRE meeting will be held on Thursday, 14th June 2018 at 3.45 pm at Merthyr Tydfil Civic Centre. 


Declaration of Interests

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct




(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and


(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave


Minutes of Previous Meetings pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To receive Minutes of the Meeting held 24 October 2017.


Matters Arising pdf icon PDF 142 KB

Additional documents:


Presentation on Religious Education at Afon Taf High School


The Role of SACRE pdf icon PDF 836 KB

To receive a Presentation on this matter.


Spring RE News Bulletin and Information Briefings

To receive an update


Curriculum Development Update pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached.

Additional documents:


Monitoring Collective Worship and RE pdf icon PDF 58 KB

To consider the attached.

Additional documents:


WASACRE pdf icon PDF 473 KB

·         To receive and note Draft Minutes from WASACRE Meeting held 10 November 2017


·         To consider possible nominations from Merthyr Tydfil SACRE Members to join the WASACRE Executive Committee


·         To note the dates of future WASACRE Meetings and confirm representation at:


·         Spring – Swansea – Friday 9 March 2018 at the Civic Centre

·         Summer – Anglesey – Friday 6 July (Venue TBC)

·         Autumn 2018 – Vale of Glamorgan (TBC)

Additional documents:


Correspondence - WASACRE - Minute Clerk pdf icon PDF 620 KB

To consider the attached.


Summer SACRE Meeting

To confirm the date of the Summer SACRE Meeting as Wednesday 20 June 2018.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


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