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 2018/19 programme are now closed  

Find out more about becoming a UCL Beacon School here.

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

Each year, lead teachers from 15 secondary schools participate in a fully-funded residential seminar at University College London and a field visit to Warsaw. These Beacon Schools have the opportunity to draw upon UCL resources, expertise and year long support from a personal university mentor to develop new Schemes of Work for teaching about the Holocaust, which are shared with other schools in their region. Beacon Schools will have the opportunity to engage in cutting edge pedagogy, engage all learners and dramatically improve student outcomes at their schools.

The programme also helps to develop the leadership potential of school staff. Middle Leaders such as Heads of Department have opportunities for career progression as Beacon School lead teachers, playing a major role in curriculum and school development. The programme will also help to make SMSC and Global Learning provision outstanding.

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


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The Centre’s Beacon School Programme in Holocaust Education is made possible through the generous funding of the Pears Foundation, the Department for Education, and the Claims Conference.