13. January 2017 · Comments Off on Job Vacancy: Iona School Kindergarten Leader/Teacher Vacancy · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Steiner education, Vacancies

Kindergarten  Leader/Teacher Vacancy

Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced teachers for the post of Kindergarten Teacher/Leader at the Iona School in Nottingham.

The successful applicant will lead the Kindergarten team in all aspects of teaching, management and administration and will liaise with the nursery, parent and child group and the class teachers.

They will be able to maintain the setting’s high standards in all areas whilst working with vision, creativity and initiative.

The successful applicant will have an approved Steiner/Waldorf Kindergarten Teacher qualification and/or QTS, and be able to demonstrate a high level of experience of working in a Steiner/Waldorf setting with appropriate teaching, management, leadership and administrative skills.

They will have a high level of experience and understanding of the requirements of EYFS.

The post is permanent and full time.

Closing date 15th February 2017

Iona School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We would expect the same high level of commitment from each applicant.

This role is subject to receiving two satisfactory employers’ references and a clean DBS

For an application pack, please email fiona@theionaschool.org.uk

C.Vs are not accepted unless accompanied by an application form


12. January 2017 · Comments Off on Forest School sessions at Iona School! · Categories: Forest School, Independent schools Nottingham, Nature, Play, Primary schools Nottingham, The Land at Iona School

Dear parents and friends of Iona,

A new year has started, and it brings new exciting Forest School activities with it!

This half term, one long session for each group from 10.30 to 14.30:

– Sunday 22nd January, for 5-7 year olds.

– Saturday 4th February, for 8-11 year olds.

And with the longer (and hopefully warmer) days after the half term holidays, we will start again the weekly sessions:

– Tuesdays for 5-7 year olds.

– Thursdays for 8-11 year olds.

Check the posters (below) for more information and feel free to share them with anyone interested, these sessions are open to children from outside the Iona school too.

See you soon,

Raquel and Lauren

Bookings: lauren@intothewildwood.co.uk

20. December 2016 · Comments Off on Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from Iona School · Categories: Steiner education

19. December 2016 · Comments Off on Christmas Lunch delight at Iona school! · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Steiner education

On Friday many Iona School children and staff tucked into a delicious freshly cooked Christmas lunch. On the menu this year was Maple Glazed Christmas Roast (dairy and nut free veggie loaf) served with gravy, mash and veg followed by Chocolate Orange sticky pudding with Snow custard. Everyone enjoyed it and there were lots of requests for seconds!

A huge thank you to our school cooks, Mic and Becky, for doing such a wonderful job and to the parents that came to lay out tables and chairs and decorate the hall to make it a special occasion for the children!

19. December 2016 · Comments Off on Iona Parent Toddler Group now open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during term time · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Parent Toddler Group, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

The Iona School Parent Toddler Group is now running on Tuesday as well as Wednesday mornings (during term time) for babies to 3.5 year olds and their parents/carers.

14. December 2016 · Comments Off on Handmade wreath needing a home for Christmas in return for a donation to the school · Categories: Steiner education

14. December 2016 · Comments Off on Basket Brigade…this Saturday 17th December, 10am to 4pm in Iona’s School Hall · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Parent Toddler Group, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

Dear parents and friends,

Thank you so much for your generous donations to the Basket Brigade.  We raised over £80 from the Advent Calendars :). Iona School is an essential part of this 100% volunteer run charity and we have over 100 nominated families this year who we are looking forward to surprising with some Festive Magic!!

The packing day is this Saturday 17th, 10am to 4pm in Iona’s School Hall and it’s a wonderful day of good cheer and Festive Giving.  You and your children are welcome – let us know if you can make it – even an hour helps (especially at the end of the day!) Just email rough times to;  Vanya@indigobrave.com

And lastly – if you feel moved to give a gift to someone this Festive Season in need of some love from their community…. Please just drop in to Reception, or the older children are collecting in their classrooms.

We need a couple more Vegan and gluten free treats and any food treats as well as smellies for hard working mums and dads!!

Much love for a wonderful Festive time!

The Basket Brigade


07. December 2016 · Comments Off on Friday Book sale-25% off! · Categories: Steiner education

01. December 2016 · Comments Off on A spiral of light appeared at Iona School’s Advent Festival · Categories: Festivals, Independent schools Nottingham, Iona School Christmas · Tags:

On Monday evening it was our Advent Festival, marking the time when we begin to look forward to the coming of the Christmas Light.

In the dark stillness of the evening, children lit a candle to the sound of gentle singing and music and placed it in a spiral. Parents commented on what a moving festival it was.

01. December 2016 · Comments Off on Iona School’s Advent Fayre a resounding success and raises £6,009.27 ! · Categories: Fundraising at Iona School, Independent schools Nottingham, Iona School Advent Fayre, Iona School Christmas

Iona School’s Advent Fayre was a resounding success on Saturday! Everyone commented on what a special day it was and a lot of fun was had by all!

It’s amazing what the magical combination of parent power and staff commitment can achieve and this was reflected in the feel-good atmosphere of the day and the fantastic total raised for the school which was £ £6,009.27!

Thank you-thank you-thank you to everyone involved-you have been amazing and to everyone for coming along and supporting the event. We look forward to doing it all again next year:)

Seasons Greetings from The Iona School


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