Agenda and minutes

Venue: Delyn Committee Room

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Welcome and Introductions


Following opening period of reflection DM welcomed colleagues to the meeting. It was agreed to proceed with the meeting for information as the membership was not quorate. CH proposed given the outdated terms of reference for the committee that a revised draft be tabled at the next meeting. Consideration also to be given to future timing of meetings to assist schools with cost of supply cover and to ask Headteacher Federations to nominate teacher representatives.



To propose revised terms of reference at next meeting. To note next meeting to commence at 4.00pm at Ysgol Maes Garmon and a rota of locations between Council and schools.



Declarations of Interest: Code of Local Government Conduct

Members are reminded that they must declare the existence and nature of their declared personal interests.  


None reported.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To approve and sign as a correct record the minutes of the last meeting


The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 13 June 2018 were submitted.


Matters arising:


CH reported that as Phil Lord was returning to his role with GWE, she would be undertaking the role as statutory Adviser to the Committee in the interim.  The Authority’s School Improvement Adviser when appointed, would then fulfil the role. 


Page 3 - CH to follow up any Estyn reports highlighting compliance with statutory requirements for collective worship. RW also reported that she was seeking clarity from Estyn on their criteria for judgements.


Page 4 – it was noted that the resources at A level are available in English and Welsh.


Page 5 – resolutions at a and b to be actioned by CH.


Action :


Page 6 – RW advised that any wider belief representation on the committee be within the religious statutory guidance 



Draft Flintshire SACRE Annual Report 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 320 KB

To consider and approve the draft SACRE Annual Report


The report was noted although a number of members had not received completed copies with their notice of meeting. 



CH: full report to be brought forward at next meeting.



Analysis of Inspection Reports


AB confirmed that a review of recent Inspection reports showed that schools were making reference to spiritual; ethical and moral beliefs of pupils and therefore SACRE could be confident that schools are meeting their statutory requirements. 



Report to be brought forward to next meeting.



Curriculum for Wales Update - Led by Alison Butler on behalf of Claire Homard

To receive an update of the progress of delivering Religious Education within the new curriculum model and to undertake a feedback exercise




Following presentation by AB feedback was sought from individuals as to the proposed Humanities areas of learning.   RW encouraged group discussion and feedback on the current Wales Government consultation on key themes. Final response needed by Wales Government on 16 November.  Group discussion on governor training on the new curriculum; monitoring of compliance in schools.  


Item 7 - Powerpoint slides pdf icon PDF 587 KB


Questions and Feedback request from Welsh Government on SACRE Workshop

For discussion by the committee






(a)           To receive the minutes of the last meeting of the Association in Llangefni on 6th July


(b)           To agree attendance to the next WASACRE 20th November, Llantwit Major School, Vale of Glamorgan




It was noted that the WASACRE minutes had also not been included with the notice of the meeting.




CH to raise with the Committee Services Section.  Apologies to be sent from group for meeting of the 20 November 



Future Meetings

Future meetings will be held at 2pm on the following dates:


Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Wednesday, 12 June 2019


Wednesday 20 February 2019 - 4.00 pm at Ysgol Maes Garmon, Mold, tbc


Wednesday 12 June 2019


Meeting ended 4.20pm