Committee details

City of Wolverhampton SACRE

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Purpose of committee

The law says that Religious Education (RE) must be taught in all schools.

As RE is not part of the national curriculum, it is the responsibility of the LA to ensure there is a Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education (SACRE) in place locally.

A SACRE is set up to represent a balance of all interests in the local community and give them the opportunity to influence what pupils learn in RE, with the primary role being to advise its LA on what needs to be done to improve RE and collective worship for schools in its area.



  • Martin Gomberg (Chair)    Representative of the Jewish Community
  • Akeel Ahmed    Representative of the Muslim Community
  • Jaswinder Singh Chaggar    Representative of the Sikh Community
  • Mark Cooper    Representative of the Church of England
  • Kay Cresswell-Green    Representative of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers
  • Ourmala Devi    Representative of Uplands Junior School
  • Yvonne Fegan    Representative of the National Association of Schoolmasters' Union of Women Teachers
  • Fr. Craig Fullard    Representative of the Roman Catholic Community
  • Councillor Dr Michael Hardacre    Cabinet Member for Education and Skills
  • Rev. Stephen Jackson    Representative of the Baptist Community
  • Daniel Lee    Representative of the Pentecostal Community
  • Ven. Bante Tejwant    Representative of the Buddhist Community
  • Rebecca Wood    Representative of the United Reformed Community

Contact information

Support officer: Shelley Humphries. Tel: 01902 554070 email: