15. June 2016 · Comments Off on SWSF kite mark of quality awarded to the Iona School Nottingham · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Inspection, Iona School Alumni, Nature, Play, Steiner education, The Land at Iona School, The Learning Land Project

The Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship is delighted to award its first Quality mark to the Iona Steiner School, Nottingham. This Quality Mark adds to the recognition gained through the judgement of “Outstanding” Iona received from its recent formal inspection. The SWSF Quality Mark, however, is intended to signal qualities over & above those indicated by regulatory inspection. The mark recognises the school’s ongoing work to maintain & develop further its high standards of education & care for children & young people. It takes into account innovation based on key Steiner principles and those things that make Waldorf education distinctive. We are pleased to be able to acknowledge the practical way the school works with combined classes, the good use of the outdoor space in an urban setting & the considerable contribution made by the school & staff members to the fellowship of schools.

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21. April 2016 · Comments Off on News Article on Steiner education: Education is a journey not a race-the Steiner approach to schooling · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Inspection, Junior schools nottingham, Nature, Play, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

Click here to read the full article: http://www.teachwire.net/news/education-is-a-journey-not-a-race-the-steiner-approach-to-schooling

 

03. March 2016 · Comments Off on ‘Good Life’ school that costs £5,400 a year despite having no head-teacher, uniforms, exams is rated outstanding by inspectors · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Inspection, Junior schools nottingham, Nature, Play, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

Read the full article here:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3469364/Good-Life-school-costs-5-400-year-despite-having-no-head-teacher-uniforms-exams-computers-rated-outstanding-inspectors.html

03. March 2016 · Comments Off on Nottingham school without computers or a head teacher rated ‘outstanding’ by inspectors · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Inspection, Junior schools nottingham, Nature, Play, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education, The Land at Iona School

Read the full Nottingham Post article here:

http://www.nottinghampost.com/Nottingham-school-computers-head-teacher-rated/story-28826697-detail/story.html

 

23. February 2016 · Comments Off on IONA STEINER SCHOOL ‘OUTSTANDING’ SAY INSPECTORS · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Inspection, Junior schools nottingham, Open Mornings, Play, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

23rd February 2016

IONA STEINER SCHOOL ‘OUTSTANDING’ SAY INSPECTORS

Inspectors have praised The Iona School in Nottingham after it was judged to be ‘outstanding’ in all five categories.

The visit by the School Inspection Service (SIS), from February 2-4, found teaching and the curriculum to be outstanding. There is a strong culture of school self-evaluation and improvement and the pastoral care is excellent.

The Iona School is part of the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (SWSF); it is the first Steiner school to be judged outstanding in all categories under the new Common Inspection Framework.

Fiona Stuart, School Manager, said: “We are delighted with the findings of the SIS inspectors; at Iona School, our ethos is to give the children self confidence, love of learning, an ability to work with others and enduring and practical skills. This report is a excellent endorsement of our pupils’ hard work and the outstanding support they receive from staff, trustees and parents.”

Other SIS observations included:

• “School leaders are visionary”

• “Leadership and management are outstanding”

• “Pupils are rightly appreciative of the inspirational teaching they receive”

• “A number of pupils said that they missed school during school holidays and were delighted when it was time to return”

Kevin Avison, executive officer of the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (SWSF) said: “The inspectors’ findings are a testament to everyone involved at Iona Steiner School and are confirmation that the Steiner approach to education produces well-rounded pupils, a safe environment and supportive community.”

Read the full report here

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Editors’ notes

Iona Steiner School
The Iona School is founded on the educational ideas and spiritual world-view of the philosopher and educator, Rudolf Steiner (1861 – 1925).
The first school based on Rudolf Steiner’s indications was founded in Stuttgart, Germany in 1919. This was in response to a request to provide education for children of the workers of the Waldorf Astoria cigarette factory – hence the name Steiner Waldorf. The Iona School was founded in Nottingham in 1985. After spending its first year in temporary accommodation, the school moved to its present site. The school has grown and developed over the years and is a member of the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (SWSF).

www.theionaschool.org.uk

www.steinerwaldorf.org