Courses

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With the date for the implementation of the Curriculum for Wales 2022 fast approaching, the St Giles’ Centre is responding by planning a range of FREE professional learning courses designed to provide online targeted support for teachers in Wrexham during 2021/2022.

Staff at the St Giles’ Centre are closely involved with professional learning developments related to RE/RVE at a national level in Wales, which help us to develop professional learning initiatives that are informed by the ‘bigger picture’. Updates on these developments will be posted on this page and in our blog.

All participants receive a ‘Certificate of Participation’ from the St Giles’ Centre and our partners: Wrexham County Borough Council and Bishop Grosseteste University.

Professional learning for GCSE and A-level is also included on this page.

Preparing for the New Curriculum (primary and secondary)

SUMMER TERM 2022
Professional learning sessions to launch the Wrexham agreed syllabus for RVE

Primary session:

Who? Primary teachers in Wrexham.
What? One x 90 minute webinar (Microsoft Teams)
When? Tuesday, 7 June, 4 – 5.30pm. (Contact us by Tuesday, 24 May to take part in this session.)

As part of the agreed syllabus launch, the session will explore cynefin and RVE.

Secondary session:

Who? Secondary teachers in Wrexham.
What? One x 90 minute webinar (Microsoft Teams)
When? Thursday, 9 June, 4 – 5.30pm. (Contact us by Tuesday, 24 May to take part in this session.)

As part of the agreed syllabus launch, the session will explore worldviews and RVE.

Access the publication: Exploring Worldviews: A Stimulus Resource for Religion, Values and Ethics in Wales (9 June 2022) on the Support material page.

SPRING TERM 2022
Foundational professional learning session on Religion, Values and Ethics (RVE) in the Curriculum for Wales

Who? Teachers (RVE and Humanities) in Wrexham, primary and secondary.
What? One x 60 minute webinar (Microsoft Teams)
When? Wednesday, 12 January, 4 – 5pm. (Contact us by Friday, 17 December to take part in this session.)

Professional Learning Resources:

  • Pdf of PowerPoint presentation
  • Watch a 45-minute video on ‘RVE and the Curriculum for Wales’. (The video is an adapted version of the online session.)

Note: Select the HD option to watch the video in ‘high definition’.

SUMMER TERM 2021
Exploring Cynefin

Who? Teachers (RVE and Humanities) in Wrexham.
What? One x 90 minute webinar.
When? Wednesday, 7 July 2021, 4 – 5.30pm.

This session will be held again in 2022. Contact us for further details.

SPRING TERM 2021

Religious Studies (GCSE, AS/A-level)

It is a challenging time for teachers and learners preparing for GCSE and AS/A-level Religious Studies assessments, as the impact of Covid-19 on examination practices is being felt.

In order to support teachers and learners in Wrexham, the St Giles’ Centre has asked experienced educator and coach, Dr Greg Barker, to create a series of webinars for GCSE Religious Studies and AS/A-level Religious Studies (WJEC).

Information about the webinars for teachers is found on this page, while the webinars for learners may be found in the resources section of this website in Webinars.  

GCSE Religious Studies CPD

Who? Teachers of GCSE in Wrexham.

What? One x 90 minute webinar (live chat: online learning and non-examination assessment) for teachers is planned.

When? Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 4 – 5.30pm. (A recording of this live event is available to Wrexham teachers – contact us for more information.)

AS/A-level Religious Studies CPD

Who? AS/A-level teachers in Wrexham.

What? One x 90 minute webinar (live chat: online learning and non-examination assessment) for teachers is planned.

When? Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 4 – 5.30pm. (A recording of this live event is available to Wrexham teachers – contact us for more information.)

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