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 currently has pupils from Kindergarten to Class 11, and is expanding with our oldest class 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 opened our 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. It is currently being offered in four of the eight UK Steiner Schools that go up to Class 12. With Greenwich Steiner School planning to open its Upper School in 2020 with the NZCSE, it will be the most widely offered qualification in UK Steiner Schools that offer a full Kindergarten to 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 and Games, as well as a team of specialist Upper School Teachers.
Would you like to join us on our journey, and help us grow our 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.
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.
We offer a collaborative and supportive environment where colleagues are valued and nurtured. You’ll be part of an experienced and diverse team of 26 teaching staff, with a warm heart and strong community spirit. Supported by full time Administration, an active board of Trustees, and a supportive, 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 of mentoring, observation, peer school visits and study groups.
About Class 1
This lovely Class are a group of 15 happy, enthusiastic children, rising from our Kindergartens eager to grow and learn. We are looking for a teacher to guide these beautiful students through their journey to Class 8, and challenge them to blossom to their full potential.
We operate a two-year combined class system. From January 2020 approx. half the Class will move with you into their own classroom as a Transition Class who will be joined by the other children moving up from Kindergarten in September 2020, to form Class 1/2. 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.
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.
We offer a tiered Staff Fees Discount Scheme with up to 85% off school fees for children of staff members, depending on family income.