‘We are delighted to award Hampton School with the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education ‘Quality Mark’ and re-designate your ‘Beacon School’ status for a further three years. Your impressive provision for and quality of teaching and learning about the Holocaust and your innovative and ambitious commitment to develop genocide education is remarkable – and in many ways world-leading.

UCL Centre for Holocaust Education

Hampton has been awarded a ‘Quality Mark’ by the Centre for Holocaust Education at University College London, in recognition of the excellence and ‘world-leading’ quality of its Holocaust and genocide education provision.

Already awarded ‘Beacon School’ status by the centre five years ago in acknowledgement of the standard of teaching on the Holocaust and other genocides, the ‘Quality Mark’ recognises Hampton’s “burgeoning national (and international) reputation” in this field.

Teaching on the Holocaust and other genocides at Hampton, is led by the History Department and in particular Mr Andy Lawrence who receives warm praise from the UCL assessors:

Hampton School is extremely fortunate to have a Lead Teacher who is fast becoming a leading figure nationally and internationally in Holocaust education. Not only has Mr Lawrence led the school’s Beacon engagement and driven the evolution of Holocaust teaching and learning within the History department, but he is also a key exponent of ground-breaking genocide education. His passion, knowledge and commitment to global citizenship, and understanding that we can safeguard the future by learning about the past, lies at the heart of the success of @genocide8020.

The UCL assessment team also commended Hampton pupils for their subject knowledge, empathy and engagement. It recognised the work of Hampton’s pupil campaign group Genocide80Twenty which has been running for over 15 years, petitioning national and international leaders, publishing newspapers and educational resources, and developing flourishing partnerships with schools across the UK.

These young men are the school’s best ambassadors as regards the impact of Holocaust education and are the fore-front of student leadership in this area.


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