A film from the Waldorf School of the Peninsula in the heart of Silicon Valley USA. Entrepreneurs, Stanford researchers, investment bankers, and parents who run some of the largest hi-tech companies in the world, talk about what children need to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century in order to find success, purpose, and joy in their lives.
Unfortunately the Board of Trustees at Wynstones in Gloucestershire have had to postpone initial plans to re-open the school this September because the pupil numbers needed have not been secured. The school has nonetheless retained its registration with the Department for Education and the Board is conducting a review. Alternative plans are expected to be announced in the next few weeks. SWSF have been supporting Wynstones on a number of levels and will continue to do so as the Principal and Board navigate their way around what we hope, will be only a pause in the re-opening of a school on the site.
Two Waldorf schools in the West Bank are doing important work educating Jewish, Muslim and Christian children together. The work of Ein Bustan, (teaching Jewish and Muslim children) and Tamrat El Zeitoum, (teaching Muslim and Christian children together) seeks to foster in the children resilience, acceptance and understanding of each other at an early age. Children who have grown together are more likely to work towards peaceful solutions when adults. Trauma informed, the education also helps the children cope with the stress of living in a world surrounded by conflict. There are other Waldorf schools in Israel and the West Bank doing similar work but take a look here at these two inspiring schools https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzDlFUqtJEo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nY4DdW3-bkk
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Steiner Waldorf schools, where play is seen as central to learning and wellbeing have seen interest in their schools rise through the pandemic.
We are pleased to announce that Wynstones Waldorf School in Gloucestershire will be welcoming children again this September. With new Principal Paul Hougham and a new Board the school has undergone a number of changes. They will be providing a re-imagined and re-invigorated approach to Waldorf education. Take a look.
As schools re-open across England, it is a joy for teachers to welcome their children back into the classrooms.
This event is free to attend, but pre-registration is essential.
Date: 22nd March
Time: 6pm – 7pm GMT
Bristol Steiner School have welcomed a new Head Teacher, Nicola Forder, following the departure of Ruth Glover at the end of the Autumn term.
We are writing to provide clarification regarding SWSF’s advice to schools around the use of vaccinations and in particular the current Government programme to combat the Covid virus.
In common with all schools in the UK, Steiner Waldorf schools around the country have been working tirelessly to support children, families and staff through the Coronavirus pandemic.
Steiner teachers from around the UK met for two days over half term to hear from international Literacy specialists. This online conference explored all aspects of literacy teaching in Waldorf education, from the creative and artistic introduction of letter shapes through art, to practical advice on instructional approaches.
Teacher Silvia Lauzzana on the innovative ideas Steiner kindergartens used to support children’s learning without turning to technology.
An article from Tes championing the efforts of three brothers and former pupils at the Edinburgh Steiner School.
An interview by The Guardian featuring our Executive Director, Fran Russell.
‘The government has got it wrong. The first thing for children is emotional security, and that’s what we’re doing at Steiner.’
We stand with our international colleagues, our schools and other organisations around the world to share our abhorrence at the injustice and discrimination faced by Black and Ethnic Minority communities in the UK and beyond.
A review of the ‘Roots and Renewal’ Steiner Waldorf Teachers’ National (Online) Conference (April 2020)
Please find a link here to download and view the letter from the Executive Director of the SWSF to the Secretary of State regarding the Avanti Schools Trust academies.
Please find a link here to download and view the SWSF statement in response to the publication of the curriculum review by the Avanti Schools Trust.
Press Release below from https://www.crossfieldsinstitute.com/first-graduates-of-level-2-integrated-education-certificate/
Teacher Cormac Griffith with 5 of the Raheen Wood ALFA students who received their Crossfields Level 2 Integrated Education Certificates.
Congratulations to students from Raheen Wood ALFA school in Ireland, who are the first graduates of the Crossfields Institute Level 2 Integrated Education Certificate. Their teacher, Cormac Griffith, is a recent graduate from the Post-Graduate Certificate in the Philosophy and Practice of Integrative Education, delivered by Crossfields Learning.
The students’ Independent Projects were inspiring and very diverse, and they confidently demonstrated development of their Creative Thinking Skills. Find out more about the ACTS project and Creative Thinking Skills, and the suite of qualifications developed by Crossfields Institute with Creative Thinking Skills and transdisciplinarity at their core.