Sheiling School Thornbury is recruiting for Governors

Due to their recent growth and expansion Sheiling School Thornbury is looking to appoint new governors to join their existing board.

Becoming a governor at Sheiling School offers the chance to make a real difference to the care and education of young people with Special Educational Needs, as well as providing a valuable opportunity to apply and develop your skills at board-level. The board of governors has responsibility for the organisation’s strategic development and direction. Governors are volunteers and no special qualifications are needed.

Sheiling School offers a unique educational, therapeutic, and social learning community to children and young people with moderate to severe learning difficulties. Based on the principles of Steiner / Waldorf education, their highly specialised approach benefits children and young people with a wide range of SEN diagnoses including autism, communication difficulties, autistic spectrum disorders and behavioural, emotional & social difficulties.

If you’re interested in joining their governing team and would like further information about the school and details of how to apply, please go their website and to the Jobs page-

 or contact Nico Sialelli -CEO at nico.sialelli@sheilingschool.org.uk

NEW Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies

We are pleased to announce that the Level 4 Diploma in Steiner Waldorf Early Childhood Studies (Early Years Educator) (VRQ) has just been accredited by Ofqual. Crossfields Institute have been developing this qualification over the last 18 months with the London Steiner Kindergarten Training Company Ltd (particular thanks to Lynne Oldfield) as lead development partner, who provided subject expertise and content in the development of this qualification. It is accredited through our collaboration with CACHE  (Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education) the specialist awarding organisation for child care.

The aim of this qualification is to provide the learner with the expertise, skills and professional approach needed to be a Steiner Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher and Early Years Educator (EYE), and includes classroom based and placement hours.  Learners completing this qualification may proceed directly to work in a Steiner Waldorf Early Years setting as a group leader.  The qualification is also relevant to those engaged in holistic work with children such as child minders, therapists and others working with children under seven years old both in Steiner Waldorf and mainstream settings.

The Steiner Waldorf EYE qualification now on the Ofqual register represents the first ever Steiner based qualification to be accredited in this way. To view the qualification, please go to: https://register.ofqual.gov.uk/Qualification/Details/601_5130_4. Accreditation was sought in response to the findings of the Nutbrown Review of early education and childcare qualifications (2012). For further information please go to: https://www.crossfieldsinstitute.com/steiner-early-years/