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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At the St Giles’ Centre we feel that learner voice is a vital aspect of a children’s human rights approach and we would encourage schools and settings to engage as much a possible with their learners with regard to Religion, Values and Ethics, to ensure that their provision is appropriate and that the views ofContinue reading “New website page and resource for the learner voice in RVE”
This summer term, the St Giles’ Centre is offering schools in Wrexham two professional learning sessions to launch the Wrexham agreed syllabus for RVE. The sessions are free and will take place on Microsoft Teams. The session for PRIMARY schools will be held on Tuesday 7 June 2022, at 4pm – 5.30pm. As part ofContinue reading “Professional learning sessions to launch the Wrexham agreed syllabus for RVE”
St Giles’ Centre staff, Libby Jones and Tania ap Siôn, were delighted to host the Welsh Government’s Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) Policy Insight Event on behalf of the Wales Association of SACREs. The aim of the online Policy Insight Events is to keep stakeholders up to date with professional learning developments for the CurriculumContinue reading “Professional learning in RVE: Policy Insight Event now published on Hwb”
The Curriculum for Wales brings many changes to current provision, pedagogy and practice in our local schools. Religious Education becomes Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) from September 2022 and as such it was important to Wrexham SACRE that the local learner voice was heard before the Agreed Syllabus Conference recommends a new agreed syllabus forContinue reading “Listening to young people in Wrexham: Senedd yr Ifanc discusses RVE in the Curriculum for Wales”
On Thursday 28 April 2022, the Wrexham Agreed Syllabus Conference (ASC) will convene its final meeting to approve the new locally agreed syllabus for Religion, Values and Ethics. The ASC working group met regularly throughout February and March to discuss the national statutory guidance for Religion, Values and Ethics on Hwb, and to prepare aContinue reading “Latest news on the new Wrexham agreed syllabus”
The Welsh Government has been holding online ‘Policy Insight Events’ to keep stakeholders up to date with professional learning developments for the Curriculum for Wales. Staff at the St Giles’ Centre are pleased to be part of the Policy Insight Event for Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE). You can register for the Event now andContinue reading “Welsh Government Policy Insight Event for RVE: Professional Learning update”
The St Giles’ Centre has recently published the special science and religion issue of the A-level journal, Challenging Religious Issues in Welsh. (The English version was published in autumn 2019.) This special issue was originally made possible through the support of a grant from the John Templeton Foundation, USA. Free access to both the EnglishContinue reading “Resource to support teachers and A-level learners exploring science and religion”
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