Welcome to the St Giles’ Centre
The St Giles’ Centre is situated in the heart of Wrexham in North East Wales within the grounds of the impressive St Giles’ Parish Church, which looks out across the town and surrounding area.
Established in January 2012 and core funded by the Wrexham (Parochial) Educational Foundation, the St Giles’ Centre works with and supports learners and teachers in the Wrexham County Borough. Our specialisms include religious education (religion, values and ethics) and its parent disciplines, as well as related areas.
We value connecting creatively and actively with the needs and complexities of our local place, and this provides the focus for all our activities. We recognise, though, that our initiatives here in Wrexham are also of relevance to others across Wales and beyond. So, we hope that many people and organisations visit this site to learn about what we are doing and to benefit from our activities too.
The St Giles’ Centre aims to:
- provide subject specialist advisory support to teachers and schools in Wrexham through the local authority;
- create and make available high quality free resources and guidance to support teaching and learning in religious education (religion, values and ethics) and statutory collective worship in Wrexham;
- develop professional learning courses and supporting resources for religious education (religion, values and ethics) and related areas in Wrexham;
- identify and initiate relevant research projects and publications which help to inform and develop our activities;
- enable the voices of teachers and learners in Wrexham to be heard at local and national levels;
- ensure that Wrexham is up to date with the most recent significant developments impacting on religious education (religion, values and ethics) and related areas.
We appreciate our long-standing close relationship with Wrexham County Borough Council and our more recent relationship with Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, which are helping us to achieve our aims.
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In collaboration with Wrexham local authority, the St Giles’ RE Centre is hosting a Primary RVE planning day on Wednesday, 29 March 2023. The event will take place at the Ramada Plaza Hotel, Wrexham and will be fully funded by the Centre, so it is completely free for Wrexham schools. Refreshments will be available through…
Challenging Religious Issues is a free online journal for AS and A-level teachers and students in Wales and England. (https://stgilescentre.org/16-2/) We need your help to decide which topics would be most useful to you in the journal. Please would you take a few minutes to complete a very brief survey, which will help inform future…
Careful medium term planning for RVE is vital to ensure that the approach of the Curriculum for Wales is embedded appropriately across the curriculum. For this reason, the St Giles’ Centre has developed an example medium term planning tool. It has been designed to highlight significant planning considerations for RVE which are intended to support…
North Wales Science is a charity with a vision to be ‘A home for Inspiring Science in the Heart of the Community’. The charity operates the science discovery centre, Xplore! Wrexham, and delivers interactive activities as outreach across North Wales and North West England. The team at Xplore! are co-creating four workshops in close collaboration…
On 22 November, the RVE Advisor for Wrexham Local Authority, Libby Jones, gave a presentation at the Headteachers’ Briefing meeting for Wrexham local authority’s primary and secondary schools. During the presentation, Libby provided headteachers with key messages about:• RVE in the Curriculum for Wales;• the Wrexham Agreed Syllabus for RVE;• professional learning at national and…
The St Giles’ Centre welcomes the publication of the document Curriculum for Wales: supporting non-statutory guidance for Catholic schools, which relates to statutory Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE). Also included in the document is guidance on ‘Relationships and Sexuality Education’ (RSE). The aim of the document is to provide headteachers, governors, staff, parents and clergy…
On Thursday 10th November BBC Radio Wales’s award-winning ‘All Things Considered’ faith and ethics series will be recorded in front of a live audience at Wrexham Glyndŵr University. It is to mark the Wal Goch Festival of Football, being celebrated in Wrexham from 11-13 November. Programme guests include:Graham Daniels, General Director of Christians in Sport…
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