Venue: Hybrid - Neuadd Cyngor Ceredigion, Penmorfa, Aberaeron / remotely via video conference
The Meeting commenced
with Councillor Keith Evans leading the Committee in prayer.
Councillor Ifan Davies, Keith Henson, Ceris Jones together
with Mrs Alwen Roberts, Prof Densil Morgan, Rev Mark
Ansell, Rev Wyn Thomas and
Professor Catrin Williams apologised for their inability to
attend the meeting.
It was AGREED to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the
Meeting of the Standing Advisory Council held on 16 December 2022.
The Chair welcomed to the meeting Mr Lyndon Lloyd MBE who
had been appointed as a Lay Member, Mrs Noha Haroun
who was representing the Islam denomination and Mrs Non Jones
McEvoy who was representing the Primary Sector.
The Corporate Manager – School Improvement School Services reported
that she had contacted the Quaker representative, but to date no response had been received.
A letter had been received from Mr Colin Patridge who was representing the Humanist belief, it was agreed that his person specification be requested to consider his application.
Presentation on the teaching of Religious Education and the Religion of Values and Ethics at Aberaeron Comprehensive School by Nia Wyn Jones , Head of Department RE/Religion, Values and Ethics
The Chair welcomed to the meeting Miss Nia Wyn Jones, Head
of RE/RVE at Aberaeron Secondary School to make a presentation on Religious
Education/Values and Ethics teaching.
Following questions from the floor, the Chairman and all Member’s thanked Miss Jones was attending and providing an informative presentation.
The following information was provided:-
• The Welsh
Government had provided WASACRE with clarification on the co-existence of SAC
(Standing Advisory Councils for RVE ) and SACRE,(Standing Advisory Council on
Religious Education.) which was, that
both of these bodies need to be in place until the end of the 2025 academic
year commencing in September, which concludes in the summer of 2026. After
which, SACRE would dissolve, and SAC would continue
• SACRE Annual
• Updates and
modifications to HWB
• Query from
review on Sex Education and Relationships
support and resources for RVE
• Free Church
Council Wales resource
Assurance of RVE agreed syllables
It was AGREED to note the current position.
Request for items for the summer term meeting
• That Members
receive an update on Aberaeron Year 9 pupils’ trip to Poland
• That Members
receive a presentation on the Universities who offer RE as a subject, due to
the reduction of pupils that were studying the subject to become RE teachers in
the future. It was noted that possibly Professor Catrin Williams could provide
• That Members
send any other items to be considered for the agenda to the Corporate Manager –
School Improvement School Services or Democratic and Standards Officer two
weeks prior to the meeting
• It was AGREED
that the next meeting of the Committee would be held on Wednesday, 05 July 2023
Any Other Business