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 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.
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 Class 1
This lovely Class are a group of 20 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. Could you be their Class Teacher?
We operate a two-year combined class system. You will start working with the group from September 2019. For the first term (Sep to Dec 2019) we expect you to be settling into the School, planning for the Class, and getting to know the children- both in the Kindergarten setting and in Transition Group afternoons with you. 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.
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 25 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.
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.