Steiner Waldorf Class Teacher

11 Mar 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Lower School Class teacher

Norwich Steiner School provides a Steiner-Waldorf education for pupils from age 3- 19 years of age.

it is a young school, having grown from just three pupils in 2005, to around 100 pupils covering the age range 3-19 by 2017. The school follows the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum throughout the whole school and in all lessons, and is successfully offering the New Zealand based Level 3 qualification ‘the New Zealand Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE), formerly called the Steiner School Certificate (SSC) to pupils age 16 and above. Whilst the school is now well established, it retains a strong sense of being a ‘pioneer’ and the atmosphere is open and friendly.

About the post

A two-year combined class system is in operation and from September 2018, the school has a vacancy for a teacher to take a new Class 1 (children age 6/7), which in September 2019 will combine to form a class 1/2. It is expected that the class teacher will stay with this group of children for the next 7 years (until they are 13/14 years of age).

Class teachers are usually appointed on a full-time basis and as well as teaching the daily main lesson to their own class children, also teach subject lessons to other classes, depending on their interest and skills.

The main task of the class teacher is to teach the daily main lesson during mornings plus appropriate subject lessons. This involves around 20 hours of contact time, plus liaison with colleagues, parents and so on. However, please check the full job description available on the School website before applying.

The starting pay for this post depends upon training and experience of the chosen candidate. The salary will fall in the range £18-£20,000 per annum (paid monthly in arrears), with a £500 annual increment each year, up to a current maximum of £21,000.

The post is full-time and attendance at school is based on 5 days per week from 8.30am to 4.00pm, with additional attendance required on a regular basis for colleague meetings, parent meetings, child interviews, school festivals, planning etc.

PLEASE NOTE: Although the school is able to provide practical support to candidates who are not trained, applicants must be aware that they will need to fund the cost of attending an approved Steiner Teacher training course themselves; this is not something the school can provide.


An approved Steiner Waldorf Teaching Qualification or a commitment to attend and complete a training course whilst in post; and

A good standard of education, including clear evidence of competency in numeracy and literacy

And ideally at least one of the following:

  • Proven successful teaching experience
  • A State Teaching qualification

Please see full job description & person specification on the School website or by contacting the school 01603 611175.

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