- Teaching Diploma in Waldorf Education, London Waldorf Teacher Training Seminar
- B.A. Hons in Theology, Oxford University
- PGCE in secondary education
Sarah has 15 years experience as a Steiner Class Teacher – for 9 years at Steiner Academy Hereford, and prior to that at Raheen Wood Steiner School in County Clare, Éire, where she was also a Steiner Teacher Trainer on the Irish Steiner Teacher Training Seminar for 4 years, specialising in teaching Waldorf educational philosophy, pedagogy and music.
Sarah was actively involved in the development of both Schools, including curriculum lead for Maths. She has taken a Class through the full ‘loop’, from Classes 1-8, and another Class from 1-5, taught Music to Classes 1-7 and Drama from Classes 5 to 10.
Sarah has a creative and imaginative approach that actively engages the children. She has a deep understanding of differentiating for, and meeting children’s different learning needs, and has completed the Healing Education and Remedial Teacher Training (Extra Lesson). The Extra Lesson was developed in the UK by Audrey McAllen, with a first lesson of assessment techniques and a curriculum of movement, speech, drawing and painting exercises for children found to have learning barriers. Sarah has found this beneficial in working both with individual students and whole class teaching.
Sarah previously taught History, Humanities and Religious Studies to children aged 11 to 16 in mainstream education. She is a qualified NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor and has studied Compassionate Communication (NVC), a communication approach used in conflict resolution, similar to the Restorative Approach used in some Schools.