Our Work as a Holocaust Beacon School
A Holocaust beacon school is one that works at the forefront of best practice in teaching and learning about the Holocaust, but also generally works to create strategies to enable teaching more complex issues, and supports students to become independent enquirers. Our beacon school status links us to the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education, with whom we work closely to share and develop best practice.
Across the school we use schemes of work to teach students about the Holocaust in History, as well as using cross-curricular links with other subjects, including R.E., Art, Psychology and Sociology. We are lucky enough to regularly host Holocaust survivors such as Renee Salt to speak to our students, and have been able to run trips to Auschwitz and Bergen Belsen. This Year we are been taking part in the fantastic Belsen 75 Project, run by the Holocaust Educational Trust, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the camp.
We are delighted to have held the Quality Mark status for several years and look forward to continuing to be an example of best practice in Holocaust education.