Darius Jackson works with teachers on the various professional development programmes provided by the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education. He also oversees the Initial Teacher Education programme offered by the Centre.
Darius started at the Centre for Holocaust Education in June 2012, after a varied career in education. He began teaching in 1984 and spent the next 19 years teaching in Gloucestershire and Birmingham, initially teaching economics and social sciences before moving to teach history. He also taught citizenship, R.E. and sociology and spent the last eleven of those years as Head of History in two schools in Birmingham.
In 2003 he moved to become Lecturer in History and Citizenship in Education at the University of Birmingham. He ran the PGCE in Secondary History and Citizenship as well as working on PGCE RE, English and Primary Education. He also taught on undergraduate education and citizenship courses. In October 2009 Darius was awarded the school prize for “Excellence in Teaching and Supporting Student Learning” as well as being accepted as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. During this time Darius also wrote teaching materials for the Jubilee Debt Campaign; Tide~Global Learning; Ireland in Schools Project and the College for International Citizenship course on Political Systems.