Full-time Upper/Middle School Teacher
We are looking for a full-time Upper/Middle School Teacher to start September 2022
Apply NOW – open until filled
Cardiff Steiner School are looking for an experienced Steiner Waldorf Teacher to join the pioneering team in our diverse and confident, young school. The role would suit an Upper School Teacher able to teach Classes 7 to 12 and carry maths and a specialist science subject through to Level 3, working with the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE). It’s a unique opportunity to help develop, not only our Upper School, but also the lives of young people, free from the restrictions of GCSE and A level curricula and examinations.
Salary £26,206 (plus annual increase due Sep 2022)
Apply Now, open until filled
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 offering the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE), with our first Class 12 graduating with the Certificate in 2021.
The Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) 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 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 pioneering School brings. Our internationally diverse teaching team includes subject teachers in Bothmer, Music, Handwork, Hard Craft, Eurythmy, Spanish, Games, as well as a team of specialist Upper School Teachers.
We are a small school by design, with a collaborative staff team, supportive families and a strong community spirit. Our teachers are at the heart of our success and we have developed a strong culture of collaboration where staff are valued and your input, enthusiasm and talents will be welcomed and appreciated. You’ll have the support and guidance of our Upper School Education Coordinator, Ian Powell and will benefit from a professional development programme of mentoring, peer observation and training in delivery of the NZCSE.
We are a UK Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship Associate School and are fully independent.
You’ll be an experienced Waldorf Teacher, able to carry maths and a specialist science subject through to Level 3, work with differentiated learning and assess in a number of creative ways. You’ll have a successful track record of designing and delivering inspiring lessons to teenagers, have a genuine love for teaching this age group and the ability to relate to and inspire them.
With excellent subject knowledge, you’ll be educated in your specialist area to degree level, or be able to demonstrate a high level of competence through experience of teaching to this age group/level.
You will be teaching Maths and Science Main Lessons, plus weekly Maths/Science subject lessons, to our Classes 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, working closely with Class 7/8 in the 2022-23 school year and becoming their Class Guardian as they move into Upper School.
We operate a two-year combined class system and 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.
The post benefits from a tiered Staff Fees Discount Scheme with up to 85% off school fees for children of staff members, depending on family income (pro rata for part-time posts).
We have staff with property expertise who can help you find and secure suitable accommodation to rent or buy. 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.
How to apply
Please feel very welcome to contact us to discuss the post on email@example.com (029) 2056 7986 (email anytime, phone term-time only).
Please take a look at the Job Description and Person Specification below and complete and return the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Questionnaire to:
Nicola Robinson, Cardiff Steiner School, Hawthorn Road West, Llandaff North, Cardiff CF14 2FL firstname.lastname@example.org
The recruitment process will involve an interview and observed practice.
Please either type directly in the forms using Microsoft Word, or print out and complete the forms in black ink. If you have any problems downloading the information please just contact us.
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|Job Application Form||pdf | 131kb||Word | 57kb|
|Equality & Diversity Questionnaire||pdf | 90kb||Word | 56kb|
|Job Applicant Privacy Notice||pdf | 108kb|
|An Introduction to Cardiff||pdf | 454kb|
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Come and Visit Us
If you are thinking about applying, but would like to find out more about us first, you are warmly invited to come and visit us. We’d love to meet you. Just contact us to arrange a time.
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.
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