World War II: Genocide:Written question - 111269

Asked by Andrew Percy
(Brigg and Goole)
Asked on: 03 November 2017
Department for Education
World War II: Genocide
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what plans she has to add Holocaust education to all key stages of the national curriculum.
Answered by: Nick Gibb
Answered on: 13 November 2017

Following the review of the national curriculum, which concluded in 2013, teaching the history of the Holocaust remained a compulsory part of the history curriculum for maintained schools at key stage 3 (age 11 – 14). There is scope for schools to teach about the Holocaust at other key stages, in an age-appropriate way.

The Department funds the ‘Lessons from Auschwitz’ programme, which aims to increase knowledge and understanding of the Holocaust for young people.

In addition, jointly with the Pears Foundation, we fund University College London’s Centre for Holocaust Education, which will provide continuing professional development for over a thousand teachers in England this year.

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