About Bristol SACRE

The Bristol SACRE is a community of teachers, Bristol-based faith leaders and representatives, and members of the Local Authority.

SACRE stands for Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education. Our main purpose is to advise and support the delivery of good Religious Education and Collective Worship in schools across Bristol.

Schools have a legal  obligation to deliver RE, but it is not part of the National Curriculum. Instead, the SACRE influence what Bristol’s children and young people learn in their RE lessons. (You can find the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Bristol here.)

We are also able to offer advice and resources to support the delivery of RE in Bristol schools, including CPD for teachers. Visit our Religious Education pages to find out more.

We are passionate about the role Collective Worship plays in the daily life of the school, and the duty placed on schools to develop students spiritually, morally, socially and culturally. You can find resources and advice on all aspects of delivering CW and SMSC on the relevant sections on this site.

Who makes up the Bristol SACRE?

The SACRE is made up of members representing the following categories:

  • Christian denominations and different religious and non-religious groups [Group A]
  • The Church of England [Group B]
  • Bristol’s teaching community [Group C]
  • The Local Authority [Group D]

We also have a number of co-opted members who do not fit into these categories.

If you are interested in joining the Bristol SACRE, please visit our vacancies page or get in touch via our contact page.