At this time of year there is a great emphasis on testing pupils most obviously with GCSE and A-Level examinations. Kevin Avison, full time member of the SWSF Executive since 1999, has written and had published in 'Education today' magazine and 'Education Magazine' two articles that look at the concept of testing and examinations in [...]
Article Published in the Guardian 15th December 2013: “Free Schools: why the fight goes on” by Zoe Williams In an unashamedly partisan article, attacking free schools in general, the writer has chosen to repeat unfounded allegations made in a brief BBC South West news report on the opening of the Steiner Academy Frome. The writer [...]
Elmfield has won the 2013 Independent Schools Award for the headline category of Education Initiative of the Year. This reflects the focus on a fully-rounded education where exams are only one part of the picture. The judges were particularly impressed with the upper school’s morning modules, main lessons and creative Waldorf curriculum. Jason Pond, on [...]
10:00am Tuesday 19th November 2013 in News A RINGWOOD teenager has won an international sailing event – and met Olympic legends. Milo Gill-Taylor, 13, a pupil at the Ringwood Waldorf School, won the Junior Gold Cup in Bermuda and got to meet his heroes Sir Ben Ainslie and Iain Percy. The talented youngster qualified for [...]
Autobiography – Thomas C. Südhof When I was born in Göttingen in 1955, the aftermaths of the second world war were still reverberating. I was born into an anthroposophical family. My maternal grandparents had been early followers for Rudolf Steiner’s teaching, and worked for Waldorf schools when Hitler assumed power and banned the anthrophosophical movement. [...]
Tilda Swinton supportive of private Steiner schools Updated on thePublished 01/10/2013 10:38 TILDA Swinton today defended parents’ rights to opt out of state education in favour of the Steiner Waldorf education system which her own twin kids attend. The Oscar-winning star, who lives in Nairn, said an Oxford professor had told her that state education [...]
OFSTED inspectors find evidence that a later start to learning does not disadvantage pupils' academic progress and achievement The recent section 5 OFSTED inspection of the Steiner Academy Hereford (July 2013) found that: ‘Pupils achieve well throughout the school, reaching above the expected levels in English and mathematics and in the other subjects that they [...]
TOO MUCH, TOO SOON CAMPAIGNWe're too young to failwww.toomuchtoosoon.org The new SCM Early Years Education (EYE) Group has now been established and is launching its first major campaign to challenge the early years being seen primarily as a preparation for school, rather than a unique stage in its own right, together with what it sees as [...]
Exeter Steiner School starts as new wave of schools openWednesday, September 04, 2013Exeter Express and EchoA “FREE” school in Exeter will be among the second wave of the coalition Government’s flagship education policy to open this week.In total, 93 free schools are due to admit pupils for the first time this week, the Department for [...]
There were lots of celebrations at Elmfield School in Oldswinford, Stourbridge, where a whopping 89 per cent of final year students picked up five or more A*s to C grades. Students at the school in Love Lane follow the internationally renowned Steiner Waldorf curriculum.They don’t do SATs and they sit their GCSEs over a two-year-period [...]
Former Rudolf Steiner School student Bethany Woodward takes silver in T37 200m at World Championships
Former Rudolf Steiner School student Bethany Woodward takes silver in T37 200m at World Championships12:00pm Sunday 28th July 2013 in Sport Picture: Action Images Former Rudolf Steiner School student Bethany Woodward won a silver medal in the T37 200m at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Lyon on Monday. Woodward’s time of 29.12 was a [...]
Brien MastersMany have been inspired by Brien Masters. His work, especially as a teacher educator enabled him to express the range of his talents - as musician, story-teller, raconteur and sage. A photograph of teachers at Michael Hall (in the 1950s, I believe) captured him as the image of a young Oxbridge graduate in tweedy [...]
Brien Masters died yesterday morning at 1.30 am.There will be a memorial service held at Michael Hall School on Saturday 13th July at 8pm in the Eurythmy Studio.Brien was for many years Chair of the Fellowship. He founded the London Waldorf Teacher Training Seminar. He wrote many books and lectured both here and abroad.
One of Devon's first new free schools has been given the go-ahead to open at a former university hall of residence.The Steiner Academy Exeter is expected to open at Thomas Hall on Cowley Road in 2015.It is one of five free schools planned in Devon after the coalition government offered people the chance to open [...]
With great sadness we announce the closure of the Glasgow Steiner School after 25 years. Unfortunately they were unable to recover from the fire that gutted the school. We hope that in time there will be a new Steiner school in the area.
The Bristol Steiner School is celebrating 40 years of being the first inner city Steiner School in England and is looking forward to providing quality Steiner Education to families in Bristol for many more years to come.
East Grinstead Courier and ObserverBy Sam SatchellFOR most teenagers a work placement involves shifting at their local music store, a greengrocers or their parents' business .But a group of hardworking students at Michael Hall School took a more hands-on approach to their three-week programme by constructing an outdoor learning centreUsing a range of skills learnt [...]
Congratulations to The Steiner Academy Hereford on achieving a Gold Sing Up Award!From your application I could hear that the quality of singing at this school is high, which is a testament to how well singing is embedded into school life. Singing is clearly important to the school and regularly utilised in areas such as [...]
Join us at the school for a talk and short presentation from Peace One Day founder Jeremy Gilley. After a successful career acting in film and television, Jeremy began making his own films in 1995 and in 1999 founded the non-profit film project Peace One Day to document his own efforts to establish the first [...]
Steiner Academy Bristol approved in the last round of 'free school' Applications!To open in September 2014, the Academy will be the first inner-city, state-funded Steiner school in the UK and the third Steiner free school to be approved under the ‘free school’ programme. The school will grow slowly, with an opening cohort of 78 pupils [...]