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WASACRE

The Standing Advisory Councils on Religious Education (SACREs) for all 22 Local Authorities in Wales are members of the Wales Association of SACREs (WASACRE). The purpose of WASACRE is to provide a forum for the exchange of good practice and to represent the aims, work, and views of its member SACREs.

Projects & Events

WASACRE is involved in many projects which support and promote religious education and collective worship in Wales.

Meetings

WASACRE holds termly meetings to which each SACRE is entitled to send up to four representatives.

Publications

This section provides access to the following publications of relevance to religious education in Wales.

News

This section provides access to the latest information of relevance to religious education in Wales.

Useful Links

This section provides access to relevant websites and organisations that support religious education in Wales.

Our Purpose

The purpose of WASACRE is to provide a forum for the exchange of good practice and to represent the aims, work, and views of its member SACREs. This is achieved by:

  • member SACREs sending representation to the termly meetings of WASACRE
  • organising relevant national initiatives and projects in the areas of religious education and
    collective worship
  • speaking on behalf of all SACREs in Wales through engaging with relevant bodies and
    agencies, including the Welsh Government
  • collating relevant key SACRE documents
  • maintaining working relationships with equivalent bodies in England

On this site SACREs and the wider community can access WASACRE’s publications, projects and events, news items and useful links, as well as documents for the Association’s meetings.

Our People

Central to the work of WASACRE are the Association’s main termly meetings, which are attended by representatives from the 22 SACREs in Wales. The meetings provide an effective forum for presenting, discussing, and responding to issues of relevance to religious education and collective worship in Wales. The work of the Association is also supported and enabled by an Executive Committee which meets three times a year, usually prior to the Association’s main meetings.

The WASACRE Executive Committee currently comprises:

  • Rachel Samuel (Chair, Neath Port Talbot)
  • Tania ap Sion (Vice Chair, Wrexham)
  • Edward Evans (Immediate Past Chair, Bridgend)
  • Alice Parry (Secretary, Bridgend)
  • Libby Jones (Assistant Secretary and Chair of NAPfRE, Wrexham)
  • Paula Webber (Immediate Past Secretary)
  • John Mitson (Treasurer, Powys)
  • Matthew Maidment (Rhondda Cynon Taf)
  • Suzanne Gooding (Monmouthshire)
  • Marged Williams and Lucy Grant (Vale of Glamorgan)
  • John Meredith (Powys)
  • Phil Lord (Denbighshire)
  • Kathy Riddick (Blaenau Gwent)

WASACRE representatives on other committees:

  • EFTRE (European Forum for Teachers of RE): Gill Vaisey
  • Inter Faith Network for the UK: Libby Jones
  • RE Council for England and Wales: Gill Vaisey, Paula Webber, Tania ap Sion

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