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World War II: Genocide

Question for Department for Education

UIN 111269, tabled on 3 November 2017

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 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.