Beacon Schools Programme

Beacon Schools serve as dynamic hubs co-ordinating a network of local schools, helping them to develop confidence, proficiency and excellence in Holocaust teaching and learning.

Applications for the 2017/18 programme are now closed.

“I have learnt so much from the programme … it has completely transformed my ability to deliver my teaching of the Holocaust.”

UCL’s Beacon School in Holocaust Education programme helps to develop the leadership potential of school staff. Middle Leaders such as Heads of Department have opportunities for career progression as the Beacon School lead teachers, playing a major role in curriculum and school development.

Each year, lead teachers from 15 schools participate in a fully-funded residential seminar at UCL and a study visit to Warsaw. These Beacon Schools have the opportunity to draw upon UCL resources, expertise and support to develop new Schemes of Work for teaching about the Holocaust, which are shared with other schools in their region.

For information about becoming a UCL Beacon School please click here.

Explore the map to find out more about the work of Beacon Schools in your area.


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Our Beacon Schools programme is made possible through generous funding by the Pears Foundation, Claims Conference and DfE.