Religious education funding (FOI)
Religious education funding (FOI)Produced by the Freedom of Information office
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 27 November 2020.
Prepared internally, no external costs.
Please may we request that you supply the following information in relation to the financial year April 2019 to April 2020:
How much funding was allocated to your local authority in the ‘ongoing commitments’ category of the CSSB (Central Schools Services Block)?
How much of the funding specified in (1) above (as a raw figure and a percentage) was allocated to SACRE (Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education) spending and if relevant to ASC (Agreed Syllabus Conference) spending?
How much money from the CSSB funding for 2019-2020 did you spend on:
(a) Democratic services to support SACRE meetings in 2019-2020 (eg a clerk)
(b) Professional support (RE specialist adviser / consultant to support the work of SACRE)
(c) Support for schools, including CPD and training specifically for RE / Collective Worship
(d) Other costs: please specify, eg separate clerking
How much money from other funds outside the CSSB fund (eg Community Integration Fund or CIF) was used to support RE in your local authority?
When was your last Agreed Syllabus published, and how much did it cost to complete? (i.e. to write / develop / publish / launch, including any initial training for your schools)
How / where would a member of the public access your Agreed Syllabus?
Who is the contact for SACRE business in your LA? (name and email address)
Are there any barriers to providing funding to fulfil your statutory duties in relation to SACRE and / or the Agreed Syllabus Conference, that you’d like to tell us about?
Is there anything else you wish to tell us?
A and B
None. Jersey has a different funding stream therefore this is not applicable.
Funding is received from the Government of Jersey to support Religious Education and this is managed by the Religious Education Advisory Council (REAC). From the allocated budget the following was provided for:
a) a clerk providing administration who is employed by the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills
b) a senior adviser who undertakes this work as part of their role, schools are allocated supply cover in school to attend to the visit
c) support in schools, including supply cover payments and funding of resources, £1785
d) training, which was scheduled, however, due to COVID-19 public health guidance, this was cancelled and funds were reallocated. £215 was spent on subscriptions
The review of the Jersey Curriculum, including Religious Education, started in 2014 and was finalised in 2016. There was no cost as this was reviewed internally.
The Jersey Curriculum is published on gov.je at the following link:
Understanding the curriculum
This is the general curriculum requirement. Additional information on the curriculum including assessment information and guidelines is provided to each school from the Department for Children, Young People, Education and Skills.
Chair of Religious Education Advisory Council (REAC) is currently Stuart Langhorn S.Langhorn@jcg.sch.je