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Norwich, UK
30th April, 2009
 
Fajr03:24
Sunrise05:28
Dhuhr12:55
Asr16:58
Maghrib20:24
Isha22:59

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Local Mosques

Norwich

  • University Mosque
  • East Anglian Islamic Centre

Great Yarmouth

  • Masjid At-Tauwheed

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SACRE

Information about Norfolk Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education (SACRE).
Current Muslim representatives on Norfolk Sacre:
Shan Barclay
Masoud Gadir

Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education are statutory bodies which were established in every county of this country and entrusted to advise local authorities on the provision of religious education within state maintained schools.
As such they have a duty to monitor such provision of religious education, including collective worship, within state maintained schools within their area of jurisdiction. They also have the job of drawing up an Agreed Syllabus, which not only sets out the statutory requirements for schools, but also provides guidance on how on how the legal requirements should be implemented and beyond this regarding the provision, assessment and delivery of religious education within the curriculum.

This Agreed syllabus has to be reviewed every 5 years and for Norfolk this process was completed early in 2006 after considerable consultation, effort and deliberation and it is now in the process of being implemented within schools.
The syllabus in all cases must reflect the religious profile of the area that it serves and this means for example that in Norfolk apart from incuding Christianity, it must also include Islam, Budhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Sikhism. It therfore offers a wonderful opportunity for the integrated teaching of religion and for it to work properly it is very important that the religions represented within it contribute in every possible way to the learning of children within the school system.

For further information about Norfolk SACRE and provision of religious education within the county of Norfolk please go to:

schools.norfolk.gov.uk

The click on Curriculum and then RE

It should be noted that in addition to individual local authority SACRE's there is a national SACRE body called NASACRE which meets regularly to draw together the efforts of SACRE's collectively.