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Class Teacher - Steiner Waldorf School - Full-time

CLOSED New School Canterbury, Nr. Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-6158-3T
  • Posted:15/04/2023
  • Pay:£22000 - £25000
  • Start Date:September 2023
  • App Close Date:15/06/2023 at 08:00
  • Interviews:Interviews will take place on a rolling basis


Situated on an idyllic site in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by an organic farm, just 10 minutes South of Canterbury, New school has a strong focus on wellbeing, ecology and outdoor education.
We are seeking committed and inspiring people to join our innovative, passionate and warm-hearted team.
We are looking for people who are excited by the opportunity to create a learning environment of exploration where childhood is valued, imagination nurtured and education unhurried. Where we develop curious, compassionate and confident learners who are eager and ready to fulfil their true potential.

An approved Steiner Waldorf Teaching Qualification or a commitment to complete a Steiner teacher training course whilst in post in which case a PGCE or QTS would be essential. 
Class Teacher Role:
We provide a dynamic and progressive Waldorf curriculum where teaching integrates art, craft, creativity and practical projects with academic learning. 
The Class Teacher stays with the class from Class One through to Class Five (Lower School) or from Class Six through to Class 8 (Middle School) and has the overall responsibility both for the pastoral care of the class and for much of the classroom work, supported in this by the other Class Teachers and the specilist Subject Teachers. 


Information about the school

"Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel" Socrates ​ New School provides a rigorous, pioneering Steiner Waldorf education built on a foundation of creativity and guided by an understanding of the developing human being; balancing imagination, critical thinking and academic excellence. Our approach to learning enables each child to uncover and nurture the unique gift that they bring to the world, so that when they leave, they have a strong sense of self and purpose in life. ​ We live in a time of unprecedented change. What is innovative today will be obsolete tomorrow. Progress calls for new ideas, fresh perspectives and an abundance of courage and creativity. Through inspiring a love of learning, inner strength and joy, New School nurtures the character and creative intellect of tomorrow’s leaders and change-makers.

Through creating a community that lives by the values we hope to instil within our children, we hope to become an inspiration and resource for other schools and to change the emphasis of education from creating leavers who can slot into today's economy, to young leaders with a sense of purpose and a will to make a positive difference within the world.

We weave environmental responsibility and stewardship into our education and everyday life on our 3.5 acre site, surrounded by an organic farm in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Through extended time outdoors, our children have a deep understanding of the reciprocal relationship we have with nature. We believe that this is imperative if we are to develop a generation who will care for the environment out of love rather than fear of what will happen if they don't. New School holds each child’s wellbeing at its heart.

Research shows that nurturing a strong connection with nature has a positive impact on health and wellbeing. Nature can generate a multitude of positive emotions, such as calmness, joy and creativity as well as supporting concentration and lowering feelings of depression and anxiety. At New School, children grow their own vegetables, enjoy harvesting fruit and berries and learn the therapeutic qualities of the plants in our medicinal herbs gardens. Our growing programme also teaches patience - so important in a world where immediate gratification is too often demanded.

Spending time with animals has a positive impact on children’s happiness and sense of wellbeing. Alongside abundant wildlife on site, a visiting cat and a school dog, we have a partnership with our neighbouring stables, allowing our children to spend time with their horses. Our hope, before long, is to provide a home for rescue rabbits, chickens and a goat on our site.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Beth Cuenco
  • Address:New School Canterbury, Garlinge Green Rd, Chartham, Nr. Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5RU
  • Telephone: 01227 730067
  • Email: info@newschoolcanterbury.co.uk


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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Education.