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

14. January 2016 · Comments Off on James Dyson talk at Iona School: “The Life Processes as the Hidden Factor in establishing Resilience during Childhood” on Thurs 21st Jan 2016 at 19.30 · Categories: Dr James Dyson Talk, Junior schools nottingham, Steiner education

“The Life Processes as the Hidden Factor in establishing Resilience during Childhood”
A TALK BY DR JAMES DYSON
THURSDAY 21ST JANUARY 2016 AT 19.30 AT THE IONA SCHOOL
Free Admission – donations towards this evening’s costs and the developing therapeutic work of the Iona School would be greatly appreciated
Dr James Dyson is in great demand internationally within the anthroposophical movement and is currently teaching and facilitating on several professional anthroposophical training courses, spanning a wide range of medical, therapeutic and psychological themes.
After qualifying as a medical doctor in 1975 he worked in general practice and concurrently studied anthroposophic medicine where his practice, which included general medicine and some psychiatry, continued for nearly 25 years.
During his long and varied career as an anthroposophic physician, James has also worked as a visiting doctor in Waldorf Schools and in several schools and residential communities for children and adults with learning disabilities.
Since leaving Park Attwood in 2003, James has furthered his long-standing interest in mental health and developmental psychology with formal postgraduate training, gaining a master’s degree in Psychosynthesis Psychology.
Having retired from formal medical practice in 2014, James continues to work in an advisory and consultative capacity for several educational facilities and is also extending his life-long involvement in adult education.
Please make every effort to attend what will be an enlivening and enriching talk which will touch the heart of our work here at the Iona School.
The Iona School, 310 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham NG3 7DN

16. December 2015 · Comments Off on Iona Schools Christmas Lunch celebrations! · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Iona School Christmas, Junior schools nottingham · Tags: ,

Iona School children tucked into Maple Glazed Christmas Veggie Roast with gravy, mash and veg followed by Chocolate and Orange sticky pudding with Snow custard and washed it all down with Mulled Apple Juice. It was delicious. The children loved singing carols and dancing.

Thank you to the wonderful cooks and staff that helped make this such a joyous occasion.

 

10. March 2015 · Comments Off on Iona School’s Open Morning Thursday 12th March 9.30am-12noon · Categories: Junior schools nottingham, Open Mornings, Steiner education

Come and visit our Kindergarten and main school classes, take a tour of the buildings and stop off at the school’s gardens ( ‘the Land’) and back for a Q & A and warm drink. To register ring Dominique Allen on 0115 9415295.

26. January 2015 · Comments Off on What is a Steiner School? · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Junior schools nottingham, Steiner education

17. November 2014 · Comments Off on A comparison of Waldorf and mainstream education · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Junior schools nottingham, Play, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

www.lovinglearning.org/blog/comparison-waldorf-mainstream-education/

 

 

 

 

26. September 2014 · Comments Off on Michaelmas Festival Monday 29th September at 5pm in the school hall · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Junior schools nottingham, Steiner education

Iona School’s Michaelmas Festival will be held on Monday 29th September at 5pm in the school hall. All friends of the school are warmly welcome.michaelmas verse

 

 

16. June 2014 · Comments Off on Iona School @ Summer in Southwell Family Fun Day Sat 21st June 12-4pm · Categories: Fundraising at Iona School, Independent schools Nottingham, Junior schools nottingham, Play, Steiner education

Funday poster