Cardiff Steiner School are looking for an ALNCo & Learning Support Teacher to join the pioneering and passionate team in our diverse and confident, young School. You’ll play a leading role in maintaining an inclusive, whole-school culture, leading and managing all aspects of ALN. This is a management role with Learning Support Teaching duties. You’ll work in partnership with teachers to identify and meet the needs of children with ALN in any aspect of their learning.
You’ll have an approved Steiner Waldorf Teaching Qualification, or QTS/PGCE, or equivalent teaching experience in another Steiner school. You’ll have at least two year’s proven, successful, teaching experience in a School (or equivalent appropriate experience) and a successful track record of supporting children with ALN, implementing effective intervention and differentiation strategies, and tracking and recording support and progress.
Set in Wales’ capital city, the School currently has pupils from Kindergarten to Class 10, with the school growing with them up to Class 12 by 2020. 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) through to Class 12.
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 being offered in four of the nine UK Steiner Schools that currently go/are going up to Class 12. With a further two Schools planning to open their Upper School in 2019 and 2020 with the NZCSE, it will be 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.
We operate a two-year combined class system and will have the advice and support of teachers experienced in working with the pedagogical needs of combined classes.
Would you like to join us on our journey, and help us grow a thriving and vibrant school where your input 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.
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.
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.
How to apply
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