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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The St Giles’ Centre welcomes the recent publication of the Church in Wales Religion, Values and Ethics Guidance. Referring specifically to Religion, Values and Ethics, the Church in Wales Statement on Education comments that:“Throughout its history Wales has welcomed people of different faiths and from different cultures, and via its teaching of the subject ofContinue reading “Church in Wales Religion, Values and Ethics Guidance”
The WJEC has just introduced its new professional learning programme for 2022/23. There are over 600 face-to-face or online courses on offer, which will be run by the WJEC’s team of experts across the country. The St Giles’ Centre will be funding places for Wrexham schools on the Religious Studies GCSE and Religious Studies AS/Continue reading “WJEC professional learning programme for 2022/23”
The new Wrexham Agreed Syllabus for Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) 2022 is now available, and it was circulated to headteachers in the local authority last week. In the autumn term, the Agreed Syllabus will also be on the Wrexham local authority’s website. You can read both the Welsh and English versions of the AgreedContinue reading “Wrexham Agreed Syllabus now published”
The St Giles’ Centre has published a new bilingual professional learning resource entitled Exploring worldviews: a stimulus resource for religion, values and ethics in Wales. The resource was launched at a special professional learning session provided by the St Giles’ Centre on 9 June 2022 for secondary practitioners in Wrexham. The publication of Exploring worldviews:Continue reading “Exploring worldviews: a stimulus resource for religion, values and ethics in Wales”
At the beginning of June, primary and secondary practitioners in Wrexham local authority were given a preview of the new Wrexham Agreed Syllabus for Religion Values and Ethics. The preview was part of two professional learning sessions held by the St Giles’ Centre that were designed to support schools in preparing for the new curriculum.Continue reading “Trailer for the new Wrexham Agreed Syllabus for Religion, Values and Ethics“
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”
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