Beacon School for Holocaust

The Deanes is a Beacon School


The Deanes is delighted to announce that have been chosen as a Beacon school in Holocaust Education as part of the UCL Beacon School in Holocaust Education programme.


The UCL Centre for Holocaust Education works with schools across the country in order to enable young people to deepen their understanding of the events of the Holocaust.  We are very proud to be chosen to the programme as it helps Deanes’ students to explore the Holocaust and its relevance for their own lives and contemporary world.


Miss Ivan has the privilege to be the Lead teacher in the programme. Her role involves coordinating the development of Holocaust education at the Deanes. As part of the programme Miss Ivan attended a 4-day residential seminar. On the seminar she had the wonderful opportunity to attend several workshops.


Within the Beacon programme our students will take part in several opportunities to develop their ability to think independently and critically. We are organising several learning activities and assemblies in January during the Holocaust Memorial Day. We are also planning to organise other activities to raise awareness of genocides that are still happening in the world.


Deanes staff also work really hard to establish our own Beacon school local network. We are organising a whole day CPD event in Southend to promote cross-curricular approaches to teaching and learning. The network will allow colleagues from other schools to share ideas and experiences. We are hoping to achieve a network of colleagues to work collaboratively and develop the teaching of the Holocaust.


The programme is ongoing, so look out for updates throughout the year on the Deanes website and on other social network sites.