Educational Rationale

GenR8 aims to help primary schools to promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils through the provision of high quality ‘collective worship’ and other aspects of religious education.

Under the framework for school inspection (September 2012) schools are required to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils, enables all pupils to achieve their full educational potential and make progress in their learning, and promotes their good behaviour and safety and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development’.

GenR8 can also support other aspects of religious education; social, emotional and personal education (e.g. PSHE, SEAL); the wider curriculum and pastoral areas of school life.

Through our work we encourage children to:

  • reflect on themselves, others and the world around them
  • think and respond to questions about the meaning and purpose of life
  • explore aspects and traditions of the Christian faith

We offer whole school presentations, as well as initiatives focusing on specific Key Stage or year groups, such as Inspire prayer spaces for Key Stage 2 and ‘It’s Your Move-Plus’ for students in Year 6.

GenR8 operates within a Christian framework, but most of our activities are suitable for children of different faiths, or no faith at all.

For further information about how GenR8 can support schools please get in touch with Steve Whyatt stevew@genr8.org

Head Teacher’s Perspective

Click on the video link to hear about the work of GenR8 from a local headteacher.

 

TESTIMONIALS

"Thank you to you and the GenR8 team for another wonderful presentation. I’ve been at the school now for nearly 6 years and I’ve enjoyed them all. We all appreciate the time, effort and commitment you put into each presentation."

Head teacher about assembly presentation

"The whole day provided a calm, reflective and positive environment for the children which helps their learning as they reflect and question issues beyond the experience of the prayer space, back in the classroom."

Headteacher about Inspire Prayer Spaces

"What an amazing space! From start to finish the visit was wonderful. The prayer space day enabled the children to reflect and think deeply about issues which perhaps they wouldn't normally think about."

Head teacher about Inspire Prayer Spaces

"I think I can honestly say this was one of the best assemblies I have seen!"

Head teacher about assembly presentation

"It was outstanding. We look forward to making this a regular feature of our school"

Head teacher about Inspire Prayer Spaces

"The presentation was really great, and we all enjoyed it very much. The message was clear and really well pitched for the children, and you made it accessible for everyone."

Headteacher about assembly presentation