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Schools: Antisemitism

Question for Department for Education

UIN 156639, tabled on 22 June 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the report of the the All-Party Parliamentary Group on antisemitism of 2015, what (a) guidance his Department has produced and (b) resources it is offering in support of teachers handling difficult conversations in the classroom setting.

Answered on

2 July 2018

There is no place in any educational institution for hatred, harassment, discrimination or racism in any form.

The government’s Educate Against Hate website (, set up in January 2016, hosts a number of resources to support teachers in holding sensitive conversations with pupils. This includes guidance produced by the Board of Deputies of British Jews on antisemitism in schools, a toolkit on teaching controversial issues developed by Suffolk SACRE, and the government-funded Deliberative Classroom resource pack on religious freedom.

We are also funding teacher training and accompanying resources provided by the Centre for Holocaust Education to support teachers in facilitating lessons and discussions about the holocaust.