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MEMBERSHIP:

EALING COUNCIL

Councillors Mahmood (Chair), Ball, Byrne, Dhami, Midha, Millican, Raza, Rooney and Sahota

CHURCH OF ENGLAND GROUP

Rev. Karen Greenidge, Rev. Canon Mark Poulson, and Mr Mark Newton

TEACHERS' ASSOCIATIONS GROUP

Mr Glenn Burchell (NASUWT), Ms Emma Lauder (NASUWT), Dr Elizabeth Day (NAHT/ASCL) and Mrs Lori Greenglass (NAHT)

GROUPS REPRESENTING OTHER RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS

Ms Kath Richardson (Chair of Group) (Humanist), Ms Kim Burke (Roman Catholic), Mrs Jaswant Kaur Bola (Sikh Missionary Society), Mr S K Dhanda (Sri Guru Ravi Dasia Sabha), Mr Luxman Dissanayake (Buddhist), Dr Marianne Izen (Jewish), Mrs Barjinder Lall (Ramgarhia Sabha), Rev. Susan McCoan (United Reformed Church), Ms Marion McNeill (Free Church Federal Council), Mr Kasim Minhas (Islam), Mr Sikander Minhas (Islam), Mr Simon Motz (Liberal Jewish), Mr Oliver Murphy (West London Humanists and Secularists), Mrs P Pank (Ramgarhia Sabha), Mr Rabindra Pathak (Hindu), Ms Nadine Sayir (Baha’i), Mr Naif Sheikh Jahad Ahmed (Discover Islam). 

VIRTUAL MEETING - LINK TO VIEW
This meeting will be a virtual meeting and therefore will not take place in a physical location following regulations made under Section 78 of the Coronavirus Act 2020. This meeting can be viewed by following this link:
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1 Apologies for Absence
To note any apologies for absence.
Apologies were received from:

Councillor Millican

Councillor Sahota

Ms Kim Burke (Roman Catholic)

2 Urgent Matters
To consider any urgent matters that the Chair has agreed should be considered at the meeting.
There were none.
3 Declarations of Interest
To note any declarations of interest made by members.
There were none.
4 Matters to be Considered in Private
To determine whether items contain information that is exempt from disclosure by virtue of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

There were none.
5 Introduction from the Chair
The Chair will provide an introduction to the Committee.
The Chair, Councillor Mahmood, welcomed everyone to the virtual meeting of the Agreed Syllabus Conference and thanked them for attending. The Chair confirmed how he intended to conduct the meeting.
The final version of the New Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020-2025 ‘Believing, Behaving and Belonging’ has been developed by SACRE, supported by Religious Education professionals as well as the borough’s RE school networks and subject heads.

The report replaces the previous syllabus for Religious Education, ‘Sowing the Seeds of the Future: An Exploration of Human Beliefs and Values’, which was published in 2014.

The new syllabus seeks to build on the earlier provision in a number of distinctive, yet integrated, ways. 

  1. pdf ASC - Appendix 1 (2362Kb)
The Committee was aware that the draft New Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020-2025 ‘Believing, Behaving and Belonging’ had been developed by the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE), supported by Religious Education professionals as well as the Borough’s Religious Education school networks and subject heads. The syllabus had been written on behalf of Ealing SACRE by Reverend Andrew Williams who worked as a Senior Lecturer and Subject Lead for Religious Education at Roehampton University.

 

The Committee was also aware that the New Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2020-2025 had sought to build on the earlier provision in a number of distinctive, yet integrated, ways and would replace the current syllabus for Religious Education, ‘Sowing the Seeds of the Future: An Exploration of Human Beliefs and Values’, which was published in 2014.

 

Lesley Prior, Adviser for Religious Education in Community Schools and SACRE, informed the Committee that due to the fact that some Committee members had expressed concerns about not having sufficient time to read through the draft document and make appropriate submissions, she had informed the Chair that she didn’t feel that it would be appropriate for there to be a vote at this time and he had therefore agreed to defer.

 

Reverend Andrew Williams thanked members for the feedback and proposed changes that he had already received on the draft New Agreed Syllabus document and welcomed further comments and suggestions. It was confirmed that, once all amendments had been made, the final draft document would be voted on at a future meeting of the Committee.

 

The Committee thanked Reverend Andrew Williams for his hard work and continued support in writing the syllabus.

7 Report back on Voting
The Chair will report back on the outcome of Voting by the Chairs of each ASC Group.
There was nothing to report back at this time.

 

The meeting concluded at 8:21pm

Declarations of Interests

Member NameItem Ref.DetailsNature of DeclarationAction
No declarations of interest have been entered for this meeting.

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