For the first three years pupils are taught orally only, in ways that immerse the children in language and make language learning fun. Lessons are filled with age-appropriate, seasonal poetry, songs, tongue twisters and verses, often involving actions and finger games. As they progress children learn and act-out dramatised stories and short plays, and begin to take a more active part orally. This builds a foundation of experiences for reading and writing from the end of Class 3 (Year 4).
Full time salary £26,192 – 22.22% Pro Rata post – actual salary £5,820
6 lessons per week over 2 days, plus planning, prep, meeting and professional development time). We have an approx 36 week teaching year.
You’ll be a committed, creative and resourceful teacher with a joy and enthusiasm for working with children, and the ability to relate to and inspire them. You’ll be proficient in the Spanish language (ideally a native speaker) and have a deep understanding of Spanish culture. You’ll have proven experience of teaching children (ideally in this age range), an interest in Steiner-Waldorf education, and be able to develop and deliver a Spanish language programme based on the principles and methods of the Steiner Waldorf curriculum . We have an experienced team of qualified Steiner Teachers who can support you with this, as well as a supportive professional development programme of peer mentoring and external training and development opportunities.
Cardiff Steiner School is an independent Steiner Waldorf school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. We offer an inspiring and creative education based on the needs of the whole child – academic, physical, emotional and spiritual. Our distinctive, international curriculum integrates arts and academics into a rich, balanced education that ignites a lifelong passion for learning.
The School offers a full Kindergarten to Class 12 (age 3-18) Steiner Waldorf education. You’ll join us on an exciting stage of our journey. Founded in 1997, we opened our first classes in 2012 and expanded to Upper School in September 2017 offering the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) 2020-21 saw our very first Class 12 graduate with the Certificate.
The Certificate is the first international, 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.
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, Hard Craft, Spanish, Games, as well as a team of specialist Upper School Teachers. We are a UK Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship Associate School, and are fully independent.
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.