Cardiff Steiner School are looking for a committed, creative and resourceful, Steiner Waldorf trained teacher to join our pioneering and passionate team, and play a key part in the growth and development of this diverse and confident, young school.
Set in Wales’ capital city, the School offers a full Kindergarten to Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education. You’ll join us on an exciting stage of our journey. Founded in 1997, we opened our first classes in 2012, built upon the firm foundations of 15 years as a successful Kindergarten. From strong roots we’ve quickly grown, and expanded to Upper School in September 2017 offering the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) 2020-21 will see our very first Class 12 graduating with the Certificate.
The Certificate is the first trans-national, secondary school qualification to be fully based on the Steiner curriculum. It is a valid, alternative secondary school qualification that allows students to progress to further/higher education free from the restrictions of GCSE and A level curricula and examinations. The NZCSE It is offered in four of the seven UK Steiner Schools that go up to Class 12 and is the most widely offered qualification in UK Steiner Schools that offer a full K-Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education.
We are a pioneering bunch with an irrepressible spirit who enjoy rising to the challenges and celebrating the joys that a young School brings. Our internationally diverse teaching team includes subject teachers in Bothmer, Music, Handwork, Woodwork, Spanish, Games, as well as a team of specialist Upper School Teachers.
Would you like to join us on our journey, and help us grow a thriving and vibrant school where your input, talents and enthusiasm will be welcomed and appreciated?
Cardiff Steiner School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, we expect all applicants to uphold this. All candidates must have suitability to work with children, and post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure Barring Service check.
About the post
You’ll be teaching our Class 5/6 – a group of 18 children, guiding them through the rest of their Lower School journey, ideally through to Class 7/8 until they join Upper School. We operate a two-year combined class system. You will have the advice and support of teachers experienced in working with the pedagogical needs of combined classes.
Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, is situated on the beautiful coastline of South Wales, and within easy reach of most places in the UK (we’re just two hours from London by rail or road). Residents enjoy all the benefits of a cosmopolitan capital city (prominent universities, a large teaching hospital, a world-class opera company and thriving arts community) combined with a small-town friendliness, and a cost of living significantly lower than other parts of the UK -and we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside, coastline and beaches in the UK. Read more about Cardiff in our Welcome to Cardiff Guide.
You’ll be a committed, creative and resourceful, Steiner Trained teacher with the ability to relate to and inspire children. Steiner Waldorf training is a pre-requisite, experience a valuable extra. You’ll welcome the opportunities, and enjoy rising to the challenges, that a pioneering school brings.
You’ll be part of an experienced, collaborative and diverse team of 25 teaching staff. Supported by full time Administration, an active board of Trustees, and an engaged parent body – you’ll enjoy an exciting balance of fresh practices and new ideas combined with wisdom, experience and dedication. You’ll benefit from a supportive professional development programme including observation, peer school visits and study.
We offer a tiered Staff Fees Discount Scheme with up to 85% off school fees for children of staff members, depending on family income. We have staff with property expertise who can help you find and secure suitable accommodation to rent or buy.
The average price range of renting a 1-2 Bedroom Flat is £550-£650pcm, and a 3 bedroom house is £800-£1,000pcm. Cardiff has is a lively rental market with options from city, suburban, rural and semi-rural properties all within a 40 minute drive time of the School.