About Us

Section 11 of the Education Reform Act 1988 requires every Local Education Authority to have a Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).

The main function of Wirral SACRE is to advise the Local Authority on matters related to Religious Education and Collective Worship in schools.

Who is part of Wirral SACRE?

Wirral SACRE is made up of representatives from four categories.


Committee A:

Christian denominations other than the Church of England and other faith group.

Committee B:

The Church of England.

Committee C:


Committee D:

Local Education Authority.

What does Wirral SACRE do?

Wirral SACRE has a statutory duty to:

  • advise the council on how to support and improve religious education and collective worship in maintained schools
  • require the council to convene an agreed syllabus conference to review the religious education taught in schools
  • determine whether pupils in a particular school can be exempted from the requirement for Christian collective worship

In addition, the work of Wirral SACRE includes:

  • monitoring and improving standards in the provision of religious education and in the quality of collective worship
  • maintaining the partnership between the SACRE, the council and other stakeholders
  • ensuring the effectiveness of the locally agreed syllabus
  • contributing to the promotion of social cohesion and racial harmony

Meet Our SACRE Team

Rachel Razbully

SACRE Chairperson

Janet Sherlock

Clerk to SACRE

Marion Landor

RE Adviser to SACRE