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The WIRE award

The WIRE award is a SACRE-led project which seeks to encourage all Leicester schools to be increasingly proactive with their RE, to widen their doors, and become more inclusive.

Further information

The award:

  • works on an annual basis – schools can apply at any time during an academic year
  • requires schools to complete four simple elements
  • is free to schools  
  • supports British Values

Leicester SACRE wants all schools to feel they can apply for and achieve this award. All schools should be able to achieve the award and receive a certificate confirming their commitment to ‘Widening Inclusivity in RE’.

SACRE: Who are we?

The WIRE award is being run by Leicester SACRE – the Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education, which is made up of representatives from different faith communities and worldviews, teachers and councillors. This statutory body holds responsibility for producing the Locally Agreed RE Syllabus and advising the Local Authority on matters to do with RE and Collective Worship in all primary and secondary schools and academies, demonstrating its desire to offer support to all schools.  

Leicester SACRE wants to encourage all schools to develop their RE provision in positive and outward-looking ways. The WIRE award is one way in which it hopes to do this.

OFSTED view the provision of quality RE as vital in realising the potential of a child and this award will undoubtedly assist a school in clearly demonstrating the high standard of their delivery.

This is a free award offered by Leicester SACRE for schools and teachers dedicated to ensuring that their RE provision is broad and inclusive.

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