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  • Job Title

    A Level and GCSE English Teacher

  • Location

    Forest Row, East Sussex

  • Posted

    14th June 2024

  • School

    Michael Hall School

  • Salary

    £28152-£35073

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Would you like to work in a natural and holistic environment that will breathe life back in to teaching, learning and education? The details of this role are as follows: Working h ...

  • Job Title

    Maths and Physics Teacher

  • Location

    Forest Row, East Sussex

  • Posted

    14th June 2024

  • School

    Michael Hall School

  • Salary

    £28,512 - 36,000

  • Hours

    Part Time, Term Time

  • Description

    Maths and Physics Teacher Job details Salary: £25,064-£36000 pro rata Hours: Part-time Contract type: Permanent Duties and responsibilities Teaching   Plan and teach well-str ...

  • Job Title

    Gym Teacher

  • Location

    Forest Row, East Sussex

  • Posted

    14th June 2024

  • School

    Michael Hall School

  • Salary

    £28,152 - 36,000

  • Hours

    Part Time, Term Time

  • Description

    Working hours: Part time. 40% of FT Annual leave: School holidays Contract type: Permanent. Salary: £28,152 - £36,000 per annum pro rata to 40% Start date: September 2024 Probatio ...

  • Job Title

    Auxiliary Early Childhood Assistant

  • Location

    Forest Row, East Sussex

  • Posted

    14th June 2024

  • School

    Michael Hall School

  • Salary

    £12,611

  • Hours

    Part Time, Term Time

  • Description

    The Early Childhood Assistant plays a versatile role, covering staff absences and providing support across various settings within the Early Childhood Department. This includes Pa ...

  • Job Title

    Head Chef

  • Location

    Forest Row, East Sussex

  • Posted

    13th June 2024

  • School

    Michael Hall School

  • Salary

    FTE £27,861-32,898 pro rata

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    Here are Michael Hall School, we have the exciting opportunity to build an in-house lunchtime provision for the students and staff. We are looking for a Chef Manager who is adapta ...

  • Job Title

    Headteacher

  • Location

    Redland Hill, Bristol

  • Posted

    12th June 2024

  • School

    Bristol Steiner School

  • Salary

    £50,000 – £60,000

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    At the centre of a beautiful, vibrant and diverse city, the Bristol Steiner School offers Steiner/Waldorf Education from Kindergarten to Class 5 (ages 3-11). Celebrating its ...

  • Job Title

    SENDCo

  • Location

    Redland Hill, Bristol

  • Posted

    12th June 2024

  • School

    Bristol Steiner School

  • Salary

    TBC

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Applications are invited from intuitive, enthusiastic and suitably qualified and experienced SENDCo for this exciting, rewarding and demanding post. You will have an interest in S ...

  • Job Title

    Kindergarten Teacher

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Posted

    6th June 2024

  • School

    Cambridge Steiner School

  • Salary

    £28,350 - £32,550

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Cambridge Steiner School is seeking an experienced and inspirational Kindergarten Teacher to join our well-established Early Years department from September 2024. As Kindergarten ...

  • Job Title

    Woodwork teacher

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Posted

    3rd June 2024

  • School

    Cambridge Steiner School

  • Salary

    FTE £26,250-£32,550, 3 days £15,750-£19,530

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Cambridge Steiner School is looking for a dynamic, hands on and passionate teacher to join the staff body as a Woodwork and Outdoor Education Teacher. The ideal candidate will be ...

  • Job Title

    SEN teacher and trainee SENDCo

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Posted

    26th May 2024

  • School

    Cambridge Steiner School

  • Salary

    FTE £26,250-£32,550, 3days £15,750-£19,530

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    We are looking for a teacher who is highly capable with a deep interest in special educational needs to work as a SEN teacher and trainee SENDCo. The ideal candidate will need to ...

  • Job Title

    Kindergarten Assistant

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Posted

    26th May 2024

  • School

    Cambridge Steiner School

  • Salary

    £18,507-£19,768 term time only

  • Hours

    Full Time, Term Time

  • Description

    We are looking for caring and intuitive individuals to support the delivery of our Steiner Early Years curriculum. The first and foremost responsibility of the Kindergarten Assist ...

  • Job Title

    Class Teacher

  • Location

    Redland Hill, Bristol

  • Posted

    20th May 2024

  • School

    Bristol Steiner School

  • Salary

    £28,000 to £32,000

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    The Bristol Steiner School is looking for an enthusiastic and inspiring primary school teacher who can foster holistic development and academic engagement. The successful can ...

  • Job Title

    School Business and Admissions Manager

  • Location

    Redland Hill, Bristol

  • Posted

    20th May 2024

  • School

    Bristol Steiner School

  • Salary

    £35,00 – 40,000

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    At the centre of a beautiful, vibrant and diverse city, the Bristol Steiner School offers Steiner/Waldorf Education from Kindergarten to Class 5 (ages 3-11). Celebrating its 50th ...

  • Job Title

    SEND Teaching Assistant

  • Location

    Redland Hill, Bristol

  • Posted

    20th May 2024

  • School

    Bristol Steiner School

  • Salary

    £11.42 per hour

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    You will have an interest in Steiner education & preferably a relevant SEND qualification or experience. You will play a vital inclusion role, working in partnership with the ...

  • Job Title

    SEND Learning Mentor

  • Location

    Stourbridge, West Midlands

  • Posted

    17th May 2024

  • School

    Elmfield Rudolf Steiner School

  • Salary

    TBC

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Are you a Learning Mentor or Learning Support Assistant who would like to join our community at Elmfield and have the opportunity to work in a Steiner Waldorf school? Do you have ...

  • Job Title

    Estate Team Operative

  • Location

    Forest Row, East Sussex

  • Posted

    15th May 2024

  • School

    Michael Hall School

  • Salary

    23,194

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Kidbrooke Mansion, built in 1733, stands majestically in 120 acres of landscaped parkland & woodland, adjoining the Ashdown Forest. Constructed from local sandstone in the Pal ...

  • Job Title

    Handwork Teacher

  • Location

    Forest Row, East Sussex

  • Posted

    13th May 2024

  • School

    Michael Hall School

  • Salary

    £28152 - £35073

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Handwork Teacher Annual salary between: £28152 - £35073 Pro rata hours TBC Closing date: until filled The details of this role are as follows: Annual leave: School holidays Contra ...

  • Job Title

    Basket Weaving Teacher

  • Location

    Forest Row, East Sussex

  • Posted

    10th May 2024

  • School

    Michael Hall School

  • Salary

    £28152 - £35073 (pro rata 0.20 FTE) per annum

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Basket Weaving Teacher Working hours: Five lessons per week Contract type: Part time Fixed Term 1 year Salary: £28152 - £35073 (pro rata 0.20 FTE) per annum depending on experienc ...

  • Job Title

    Seasonal Biodynamic Voluntary Worker

  • Location

    Forest Row, East Sussex

  • Posted

    10th May 2024

  • School

    Michael Hall School

  • Salary

    Accommodation and weekly expenses provided

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Seasonal Biodynamic Voluntary Worker Working hours: 20 hours per week flexible including Monday & Wednesdays from 7.30am and occasional weekends – remaining hours to be determ ...

  • Job Title

    Class Teacher

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Posted

    19th April 2024

  • School

    Cambridge Steiner School

  • Salary

    £28,350 - £32,550 Gross per annum

  • Hours

    Full Time

  • Description

    Position: Steiner Waldorf Class Teacher Appointed by: School Leadership Team Reports to: Teaching and Learning Lead Position: Full time position, 37.5 hours per week Core Hours: 8 ...

  • Job Title

    Exams Officer

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Posted

    18th April 2024

  • School

    Cambridge Steiner School

  • Salary

    Hourly rate - £12.50

  • Hours

    Part Time

  • Description

    Exams Officer Position: Part time, variable hours Core Hours: Variable hours dependent on time in the year. Full days during exam periods, less hours during rest of the year. Sala ...

  • Job Title

    Teaching and Learning Support Assistant

  • Location

    Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

  • Posted

    18th April 2024

  • School

    Cambridge Steiner School

  • Salary

    TBC

  • Hours

    Part Time, Term Time

  • Description

    One to One Teaching and Learning Support Assistant Hours: Term-time 25hrs/week term-time, including INSET days Core hours: 9:00am – 2pm Monday-Friday; Meetings or additional dutie ...

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Why Waldorf Teaching?

Inspire and be inspired.

Waldorf teaching is different. With the relationship between the teacher and the child or young person at the heart of everything we do, we go beyond the delivery of a set curriculum. Waldorf teachers are creative, and our schools create the space and opportunity for that creativity to flourish.


Waldorf teaching is an art, a craft and a science.

Teaching as an art involves learning to understand the needs and voices of children and young people. It means choosing and preparing just the right material at the right time so that pupils’ imagination is sparked and they are able to dive into the subject with joy.

Teaching as a craft is about deep knowledge of and enthusiasm for a subject, and using this alongside pedagogical understanding and professional intuition (knowing-in-practice) to enable healthy and effective learning within a broad curriculum framework.

Teaching as a science means using the pedagogical anthropology (understanding of the developing human being) that underpins Waldorf education to inform your teaching. It involves engaging with relevant and contemporary educational theory and research in a process of ongoing professional development.

Waldorf teaching is not an ‘easy’ option – it demands commitment, passion, research and creativity. There are no ‘off the shelf’ curricula, no commercial schemes and programmes, and no ready-made powerpoint presentations (in fact no interactive whiteboards at all in the lower school!). Within a broad framework, you will become a curriculum designer for your class or subject. You will need to learn new skills – singing, movement games, storytelling and maybe even playing the recorder. But Waldorf teaching also affords the opportunity to develop as a person and as a professional within a collaborative organisation: to play a vital role in an education that truly has children and young people at its centre.


Teaching different ages and stages:

Early Childhood Practitioners focus on work with children aged 0-5. They work in a variety of settings, from childminding to ‘playgroup’ provision for 2-4 year olds in schools.

Kindergarten Teachers and assistants work with children aged from 3 to 6 in mixed age groups. There are independent kindergartens, and also kindergarten classes within schools. There is no formal, academic teaching in kindergarten – children learn through practical activities and play.

Class Teachers usually work with the same group of children for up to eight years. They will often start in Class 1, when children aged 6-7 begin their formal learning journey, and cycle back round after Class 5 or Class 8. Some class teachers specialise in the Class 6-8 age range. Similar to a primary school teacher, class teachers will teach most subjects across the curriculum, but much of the teaching is done through cross-curricular ‘blocks’ lasting 3-4 weeks.

Subject Teachers teach across a range of classes, offering specialist teaching in world languages, crafts, handwork, games and movement, eurythmy, music, drama and outdoor learning.

Upper School Teachers teach young people aged 14 – 19. They will usually have a subject specialism, but this might be broader than in other education systems (e.g. humanities, science etc). Waldorf schools offer a range of secondary qualifications, from standard GCSEs, A-Levels and Scottish Highers to independent portfolio qualifications and innovative programmes like the Integrative Education Diploma and the Certificate of Steiner Education.

Waldorf UK Schools

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Getting in to Waldorf Teaching

There are many pathways into teaching in the Waldorf Education movement in the UK.


If you do not yet have any Early Years qualifications, the Early Childhood training programmes are as follows:


Crossfields Institute Level 3 Diploma in Holistic Baby and Child Care (Early Years Educator): https://emerson.org.uk/course/holistic-baby-and-child-care/ (specialising in working with children from birth to five).


Crossfields Institute Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator): https://loswec.co.uk/ (London) or https://neswec.org.uk/ (York and Stourbridge) (specialising in kindergarten – age 3-6)


Interest-free loans are available for the course fees for these courses. They are all part-time courses and can be completed alongside a full- or part-time role.


If you already have an early years qualification, the above courses all offer a ‘quality mark’ pathway, where the course content is the same, but the assessment burden is significantly reduced.


If you already have a PGCE / PGDE or other recognised teaching qualification: You may be able to apply for a teaching role at a Waldorf school. However, you will be expected to complete a further part-time post-graduate qualification – the Post-Graduate Diploma in Waldorf Education and Creative Pedagogies: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses/pg-waldorf-education-and-creative-pedagogies/ This course can also be completed whilst teaching in a state or other independent school.


Interest-free loans and some bursaries are available for the course fees for this course.


If you do not yet have a teaching qualification, but you do have a degree, you can apply for a role as a teaching assistant, a classroom assistant, a learning support assistant, a cover teacher or a training teacher. You can then complete the Post-Graduate Diploma in Waldorf Education with PGCE and QTS: https://www.yorksteinerschool.org/postgraduate-diploma-in-waldorf-education/


Interest-free loans and apprenticeship funding are available for the course fees for this course. You will need English, Maths and Science GCSE equivalents, as well as a degree in any subject.


If you already have a PGCE / PGDE or other recognised teaching qualification: You may be able to apply for a teaching role at a Waldorf school. However, you will be expected to complete a further part-time post-graduate qualification – the Post-Graduate Diploma in Waldorf Education and Creative Pedagogies: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses/pg-waldorf-education-and-creative-pedagogies/ This course can also be completed whilst teaching in a state or other independent school.


Interest-free loans and some bursaries are available for the course fees for this course.


If you do not yet have a teaching qualification, but you do have a degree, you can apply for a role as a teaching assistant, a classroom assistant, a learning support assistant, a cover teacher or a training teacher. You can then complete the Post-Graduate Diploma in Waldorf Education with PGCE and QTS: https://www.yorksteinerschool.org/postgraduate-diploma-in-waldorf-education/


Interest-free loans and apprenticeship funding are available for the course fees for this course. You will need English and Maths GCSE equivalents, as well as a degree relevant to your specialist subject.


For non-National Curriculum subjects (such as craft, handwork or outdoor learning) you may need to follow the Class Teacher training route, and develop your specialist teaching independently and based on your previous experience. Eurythmy training is available through Eurythmy UK: https://eurythmyuk.org/


If you already have a PGCE / PGDE or other recognised teaching qualification: You may be able to apply for a teaching role at a Waldorf school. However, you will be expected to complete a further part-time post-graduate qualification – the Post-Graduate Diploma in Waldorf Education and Creative Pedagogies: https://www.bathspa.ac.uk/courses/pg-waldorf-education-and-creative-pedagogies/ This course can also be completed whilst teaching in a state or other independent school.


Interest-free loans and some bursaries are available for the course fees for this course.


If you do not yet have a teaching qualification, but you do have a relevant degree: You can apply for Upper School roles as a teaching assistant, a classroom assistant, a learning support assistant, a cover teacher or a training teacher. You can then complete the Post-Graduate Diploma in Waldorf Education with PGCE and QTS: https://www.yorksteinerschool.org/postgraduate-diploma-in-waldorf-education/


Interest-free loans and apprenticeship funding are available for the course fees for this course. You will need English and Maths GCSE equivalents, as well as a degree relevant to your specialist subject.

Waldorf UK Schools

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Waldorf UK

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