Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: REMOTE MEETING - MICROSOFT TEAMS

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37.

Election of Chair

Minutes:

Donna Graves advised the Committee that Councillor Ernie Galsworthy was no longer the Chair for SACRE, she wished to express her thanks and gratitude for the work, energy, effort and contribution he made a during his time as Chair.  Committee Members added their best wishes to Councillor E Galsworthy.

 

Expressions of interest and/or nominations were sought from Committee Members.

 

Nominations were received for Councillor Michelle Jones and Councillor David Hughes.


The Committee then voted on the nominations received and Councillor Michelle Jones was elected as Chair.

38.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

The Chair requested apologies for absence to be recorded for Rev. M Prevett.

39.

Declaration of Interest

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

 

Note:

 

(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:

No declarations of interest were received.

40.

Membership

41.

Constitution Update (LA)

Minutes:

Andrea May raised the matter of the constitution update and the changes made regarding a humanist representative, and asked for clarity on whether this would need to go through the AGM in the Autumn Term. 

 

D Graves confirmed that these changes would go to AGM for the Terms of Reference to be updated.

42.

Membership update - Humanist representative; councillor representatives; WASACRE Introductory booklet pdf icon PDF 352 KB

Minutes:

D Graves advised Committee that Janine Brill retired in the Summer and wished to express the Committee’s thanks for her commitment to the SACRE Membership.

 

D Graves noted that due to non-attendance Andrew Chyba (Humanist Representative) had not yet formally been introduced to the Committee.

 

43.

Minutes

44.

Minutes of previous SACRE meeting held on 1st February 2022 (For Information)

Minutes:

The Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday, 1st February 2022 were accepted as a true record.

45.

Matters arising

Minutes:

The Chair advised there were no matters arising.

46.

Update from WASACRE Meeting 6th April 2022

47.

Agreed Syllabus Conferences 2022 pdf icon PDF 861 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

D Graves provided Committee with a powerpoint presentation detailing the updates.

 

No questions were raised by Committee.

47a

Meeting with Estyn pdf icon PDF 363 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

D Graves provided an update to Committee on the meeting with Estyn with particular emphasis on compliance and statutory responsibilities for RVE.

 

A May provided Committee with information from a Local Authority perspective on compliance and statutory responsibilities.

48.

WASACRE Professional Learning presentation pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Minutes:

D Graves shared the WASACRE Professional Learning Presentation with Committee whilst providing background information on the modules on offers.

 

Committee Members sought further clarity on how the training will be delivered and implemented.

49.

WASACRE draft minutes for meeting 6th April 2022 pdf icon PDF 440 KB

Minutes:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 6th April 2022 were accepted as a true record.

50.

WASACRE Votes

Minutes:

D Graves detailed the nominations received to Committee and explained the voting process.

51.

Vice Chair pdf icon PDF 526 KB

Minutes:

The Chair advised that following the vote, Mr Edward Evans received Committee’s vote for Vice Chair.

52.

Executive Membership pdf icon PDF 559 KB

Minutes:

D Graves advised that the following nominations had been received for the three positions on the Executive Committee of WASACRE.

 

·       Vicky Barlow

·       Edward John Evans

·       Councillor Dr Louise Brown

·       Mathew Maidment

·       Marged Williams

 

 

The Chair advised that following the vote, the following three nominations received Committee’s vote:

 

·       Vicky Barlow

·       Edward John Evans

·       Mathew Maidment

 

 

53.

Curriculum

Minutes:

D Graves advised Committee that Post 16 in the new curriculum in Wales was going to be 2022 rollout, but this has been amended following discussion with Welsh Government back to 2027.

 

A May sought clarity on the position with regard to Merthyr Tydfil and whether this would need to be included in the Agreed Syllabus discussions.  D Graves confirmed that this did not need to be included for Merthyr Tydfil.

54.

Agreed Syllabus Conference

Minutes:

A May provided Committee with a background to the Agreed Syllabus Conference.

 

Following detailed discussion, the Chair agreed that A May approach the Chief Executive, Director of Education and/or Leader of the Council (whichever is the most appropriate) to ask for a proxy vote so that the information can be sent to Full Council.

 

55.

Qualifications

56.

Agored Cymru - Exploring Worldviews KS4 alternative 'statutory RE' course pdf icon PDF 909 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

D Graves shared on screen a presentation from Agored Cymru titled ‘Exploring Worldviews’ and detailed the content and offered interested practitioners contact details if they wished to explore this alternative.

 

No questions or comments were raised by Committee.

 

57.

Estyn reports

Minutes:

Discussion took place with regard to the content of the Estyn Reports in relation to RVE.

58.

Support for Schools

Minutes:

D Graves raised the matter of awareness and profile for SACRE and the  support materials that are available for schools and the need to share the knowledge and networks available.

59.

Training for SACRE Members

https://nasacre.org.uk/training-and-support/

 

29th June 2022, 7-8:30pm: So, you’ve joined your local SACRE…
Description: This session will help new SACRE members to understand their role, how SACRE works, its statutory responsibilities and how members make their contribution to this work.

 

14th July 2022, 7-8pm: Still Standing – REC report on the future of SACRES
Description: This session reruns the conference workshop on the new REC report Still Standing asking what SACREs need to consider and do from its findings.

 

Minutes:

D Graves shared further information on the training and support available via nasacre.org.uk

60.

Dates for future meetings

61.

Autumn 2022 - TBC

Minutes:

The Chair agreed that the Autumn 2022 date for SACRE Meeting will be:

 

Wednesday, 12 October 2022 and 4.15 p.m. (with a Pre-Meeting for Members at 3.30 p.m.)

61a

Spring 2023 - TBC

Minutes:

The Chair agreed that the Spring 2023 date for SACRE Meeting will be:

 

Monday, 20 March 2023 and 4.15 p.m. (with a Pre-Meeting for Members at 3.30 p.m.)

 

62.

Summer 2023 - TBC

Minutes:

The Chair agreed that the Summer 2023 date for SACRE Meeting will be:

 

Thursday, 22 June 2023 and 4.15 p.m. (with a Pre-Meeting for Members at 3.30 p.m.)

 

63.

Any other business deemed urgent by the Chair

Minutes:

No other business was deemed urgent by the Chair.

 

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