Agenda and minutes



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Apologies for absence pdf icon PDF 118 KB


Apologies for absence received from Councillor Michelle Jones and Justine Jones.


Apologies were also received Anthony Lewis of the Education Department.


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


No declarations of interest were made. 


Membership Updates


There were no amendments to report.


Karen Reddy advised that there are currently several vacancies within the Teacher Associations membership and that she would speak to Anthony Lewis on whether he could make any enquiries within the Schools. 



Minutes of the previous meeting held on 7th December 2020 pdf icon PDF 145 KB




The minutes of the meeting held on the 7th December 2020 were submitted and approved as a correct record. 


Update on plans for examinations in 2021


Angela Hill gave an update to members on the plans for examinations in 2021 in relation to how Schools are going to take this forward, how pupils will receive their provisional grades and the guidance and support available from the WJEC. 


WASACRE business


Angela Hill advised that she attended the WASACRE Meeting on the 23rd March 2021 and gave an update to members on the business of the meeting in relation to the Qualifications Wales Consultation, relaunch of the new WASACRE Website and the RVE Framework.


Updates on supporting RE and Collective Worship in the 'new normal'


Angela Hill advised that, following December’s meeting, a letter was sent out to all Schools reminding them that RE and Collective Worship are still statutory requirements and also provided them with a range of resources of trusted partners and providers across a whole scope of organisations.


Members of SACRE’s were also asked to suggest anyone who could speak from a faith/belief perspective and the suggestions received have been forwarded to Schools.


Details ensued on how we can further support Schools and at what stage.


Qualifications Wales Consultation / Qualified for the Future: The Right Choice for Wales pdf icon PDF 468 KB


Angela Hill referred to the Qualification Wales Consultation deadline which is the 9th April. 


Angela Hill advised that the consultation covers the whole curriculum and she stressed the importance of members of SACRE responding which will give them an opportunity to put their views forward.  


Detailed discussion ensued on the points to consider, outlined in the agenda, and how this Committee will respond and it was RESOLVED that:


a.    Angela Hill will collate a response on the comments made and will respond directly prior to the deadline.


b.    In addition, any member wishing to respond directly can do so in their own right.


Dates for future meetings


Members confirmed that the next meeting will be held on Thursday, 1st July 2021 at 3.45 pm remotely via Microsoft Teams.


An invitation will be sent by Karen Reddy via Microsoft Teams.  




The public be excluded from the meeting on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 15 under Part 4 of Schedule 12A Section 100 (4) (A) of the Local Government Act 1972.


Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair


Confidential Item  -  Response to the Draft Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) Guidance

Angela Hill referred to the above guidance document, which was circulated separately to members prior to this meeting, and reminded members that the content of this document is confidential and should not be shared with anyone outside of the Committee.

She advised that the deadline for any responses is the 9th April 2021.    

Detailed discussion ensued on the contents of this guidance and it was RESOLVED that:

a.     Members forward any comments directly to Welsh Government (Karen Reddy to provide members with the e-mail address for responses).

b.     Karen Reddy to provide members with a copy of the guidance outlining Angela Hill’s comments.

c.     Members forward a copy of their responses to Angela Hill for information. 


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