Since 1988 local authorities have had a duty to establish a
Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).
Religious education is a statutory part of the basic curriculum for
all pupils, but it is not a National Curriculum subject. Instead it
is a local responsibility of the Children's Services Authority
(CSA) through its SACRE.
The SACRE advises the CSA on matters
relating to collective worship in community schools and on
religious education given in accordance with the locally agreed
syllabus. The SACRE monitors the effectiveness and appropriateness
of the agreed syllabus, which is formally reviewed every five
You can download the
East Sussex RE syllabus.
The terms of
reference of this committee can be found in Part 3 Table 5 of the