Role/Purpose 

Supporting  the organisation by shaping The Western Front Association's (the WFA)education policy to reflect the WFA's objective to ‘educate the public in the history of the Great War, with particular reference to the Western Front', and offer guidance and ideas to the Executive Committee on educational matters.

Key Function

Education Officer

As a member of the Board of Trustees, take an active part in the development of the Association in line with its objectives and constitution and be responsible for educational issues.

Specific Responsibilities 

  1. Aim to promote the understanding of the Great War both within the Association and amongst the wider public in accordance with the object of the Association.
  2. Liaise with the Digital Editor in developing the resources offered on the schools section of the website, and will be available to advise on the educational value of articles across the website.
  3. Liaise  with the Bulletin Editor in respect of the education matters in  the Bulletin.
  4. Be available to offer guidance to Branches on such matters as:
  5. a) developing a Branch education policy for all age and interest groups 
    b) developing links with local schools
    c) developing Branch school competitions
  6. Aim to maintain existing, and develop new, contacts with teachers at all Key Stage levels and with other organisations working on the Great War such as Universities and Colleges, Family History Societies, Museums and Great War interest groups.
  7. Ensure the Safeguarding Policy, Procedures and Risk Assessments are reviewed annually and updated if necessary.
  8. The Education Trustees will aim to monitor curriculum developments in schools and other educational establishments and advise the Executive Committee as appropriate.

Last updated July 2019