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History

“A high-quality history education will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.”

National Curriculum in England: History Programmes of Study

Heritage resources

The heritage schools programme helps teachers make effective use of local heritage resources and connects heritage providers with schools.

Museum activities

The museums and schools programme provide educational museum visits for school pupils in areas with lower than average cultural engagement.

Holocaust education (secondary)

Holocaust education continuing professional development (CPD) is designed to help teachers develop their skills and confidence to improve Holocaust teaching. Trainee teachers or teachers in state-funded secondary schools in England can access Holocaust education CPD.

Lesson from Auschwitz (post-16)

Lessons from Auschwitz is an experience-based course for students that explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance today. All students in post-16 education in state-funded schools and colleges in England can take part. A coordinating teacher must apply on behalf of the students.