17 August 2020
James Sunderland congratulates Sandhurst School on Holocaust education award

James Sunderland has congratulated Sandhurst School on achieving the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education ‘Beacon School’ prestigious ‘Quality Mark’.

UCL Beacon Schools in Holocaust Education become dynamic hubs serving a network of local schools and they partner with the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education to improve teaching standards, raise pupil achievement, and strengthen spiritual, moral, social and cultural development in their schools.

The Centre’s Nicola Wetherall MBE remarked:

“It was an absolute pleasure to visit Sandhurst School and learn more about your impressive provision for and quality teaching and learning about the Holocaust and your innovative and ambitious commitment to develop genocide education. I left moved, inspired, impressed and empowered by the depth and quality of opportunity and engagement; from the Holocaust, to Rwanda, to BLM and refugees in Calais – supported by SLT and tied explicitly and implicitly to school values, pedagogical vision, policy and practice you are informing and empowering a generation! This Quality Mark is richly deserved recognition of your efforts, including its being driven by such a passionate and gifted senior leader, in a spirit of openness and collegiality in a school where relationships and personal development matters. Thank you to the students who welcomed me to their school and spoke so eloquently and openly about their learning and to the staff and senior leaders who gave me precious time to reflect upon the impact of their work. Together, Sandhurst School, students and staff, have and are achieving so much. You should be very proud, congratulations to you all on this award.”

James Sunderland MP said:

“I congratulate Sandhurst School on securing this recognition for their work on Holocaust education. The staff and students have clearly worked incredibly hard to secure this Quality Mark and I am delighted that we have such a passionate and ambitious school in this constituency.”

He added:

“I was delighted to visit Sandhurst School in July and this award is entirely in keeping with the excellence that I encountered there.”

For more on this story visit the UCL Centre for Holocaust Education website here.