Congratulations to Woking High School on becoming the Centre’s fourth Quality Mark Beacon School.
The school, its students, staff, parent and community should be hugely proud of what they have achieved so far. Beacon School status has truly been embraced, valued and is a driver for whole school improvement. It is right that they should be recognised for their commitment to Holocaust education with this prestigious award.
The Centre’s Nicola Wetherall MBE remarked:
‘Wow! The student voice panel alone testified to your excellent, and evolving specialism in Holocaust Education. The provision for and quality teaching and learning about the Holocaust at Woking High School is hugely impressive. This Quality Mark is richly deserved recognition of your commitment to, and innovation within Holocaust teaching and learning being supported by Headteacher Jane Abbott. All this being driven by a passionate and gifted middle leader, Matt Jones, ensuring the pedagogy is shared to support school improvement and in a spirit of openness to support other schools.’
Here is a wonderful example of UCL and schools working in partnership. Woking High School epitomises the ethos, aims and ambition of the Centre’s Beacon School programme: all involved in the school’s Quality Mark process are proud of this achievement, but open to development and refining of practice.
‘We are delighted to award Woking High School with the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education ‘Quality Mark’ and re-designate your Beacon School status for a further three years. We congratulate Mr Jones, Mrs Abbott, the wider staff and student body for embracing this programme, giving it the status, time and support necessary to ensure the highly impressive impact to date. We value this opportunity to continue our partnership with you and relish working with your network to ensure quality provision and experience of Holocaust education for all learners.’ Paul Salmons, Programme Director
Read the full report: Woking High School UCL QM Report.