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02I32493How did NASACRE start?

In March 1993, representatives of SACREs met to set up and formally constitute a National Association of SACREs. This followed the implications of the Education Reform Act [ERA 1988] and the new powers and responsibilities entrusted to the local SACREs. The new National Association (NASACRE) was launched in 1993 in the House of Lords in the presence of religious leaders and the then Minister of State for Education, Baroness Blatch.

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NASACRE Mission Statement
  • NASACRE exists to strengthen local SACREs and to support them in carrying out all their responsibilities
  • NASACRE stands for the value of RE within the whole school curriculum by supporting RE, which is determined locally
  • NASACRE considers that the work of SACREs and the Agreed Syllabus Conferences should involve genuine consultation at the local level with faith communities and teachers
  • NASACRE seeks to maintain and develop lines of communication with the DfE and other relevant bodies
  • NASACRE seeks to promote inter-faith understanding and sensitivity
  • NASACRE seeks to strengthen RE by promoting the key role of well-qualified teachers and advisers in all areas and facets of the subject
  • NASACRE seeks to promote professional development in RE through initial teacher training and in-service training
  • NASACRE campaigns for adequate levels of resourcing to achieve these aims
  • NASACRE intends to play a key role in any future debates about the place of RE and collective worship in school.