Nicola Wetherall continues to work at Royal Wootton Bassett Academy (RWBA) in Wiltshire whilst working within the teaching team at the Centre. She combines her academic background in Holocaust Education and Genocide Studies with her classroom practice, seeking a fusion of academic rigour and holistic learning experience.
Nic has taught for 10 years in state secondary schools. At RWBA she has established a unique whole school, holistic programme of Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights Education (HGP) that has proven hugely successful and garnered national and international recognition. This has led to the innovation and development of a thriving RWBA family and community outreach programme which promotes community cohesion, literacy and active global citizenship. The programme hosts annual events and conferences and advocates innovative teaching and learning in this area whilst providing opportunities for students to engage with survivors and respected experts in the field of Holocaust Studies and genocide prevention.
Nic's commitment to this programme and her Lead Practitioner role means that despite having joined the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education teaching team in 2013 she remains on staff at RWBA on a part-time basis, and continues to champion and develop RWBA's UCL Beacon School status and its 52 associated network schools.
Nic was awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours 2017, recognising her services to Holocaust Education, Genocide Prevention and Human Rights Education.