Holocaust Beacon School

Holocaust Beacon School

Chesterfield has recently been named a Holocaust Education Beacon School through the Centre for Holocaust Education. This is the only institution in the world to combine research into classroom needs with programmes specifically designed to enable teachers to meet those needs and challenges related to Holocaust Education. The Centre works in partnership with Pears Foundation and is also funded by the Department for Education (DfE). Recent national research with students showed they encountered the Holocaust within their school curriculum across year groups and in a range of subject areas. We aim to enrich student understanding and disseminate this across our link schools.

Chesterfield is one of 17 Beacon schools in England who are committed to enhancing the teaching and learning about the Holocaust. We will become a dynamic hub serving a network of local schools and will partner with the Centre to improve standards, raise pupil achievement and strengthen SMSC provision. We are committed to the view that the Holocaust is a critically important part of young people’s education while appreciating the complex challenges that this raises as a school subject.