22. October 2019 · Comments Off on INSET DAY: SCHOOL CLOSED FRIDAY 25TH OCTOBER 2019 · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Steiner education

Iona School will be closed for Inset Day on Friday 25th October 2019.

The school will also be closed for the Half term holidays on Mon 28th Oct – Fri 1st Nov.

We wish everyone a restful holiday.

Best wishes

The Iona College

18. October 2019 · Comments Off on Litter Pick/Walk for Classes 1-5 – Thursday 24th October 2019 · Categories: Fundraising at Iona School, Independent schools Nottingham, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

18. October 2019 · Comments Off on SMALL CHANGE FOR BIG CHANGE FUNDRAISING EVENT · Categories: Fundraising at Iona School, Steiner education

Dear Iona Community,

Please take part in this school wide fundraising event.

SMALL CHANGE FOR BIG CHANGE!

What to do-

Collect any loose change from now until the Advent Fayre in a jar at home, 

get the whole family involved, or work colleagues.

On the day of the Advent Fayre, bring your change to me (I will be wheeling  the big jar around the school) and we will pour the change into the jar.

There will be an opportunity to guess – 

THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF MONEY IN THE JAR

and 

THE TOTAL WEIGHT OF THE JAR AND MONEY 

Prizes will be given for the closest estimates.

The proceeds will go towards buying stock for our School Community Shop.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated enthusiasm and participation.

Maria Woolley

24. September 2019 · Comments Off on Little Hedgehogs: Parent & Child Forest School on Iona Schools’ Land · Categories: After School Club, Forest School, Little Hedgehogs, Nature, Parent Toddler Group, Play, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education, The Land at Iona School

24. September 2019 · Comments Off on Ofsted progress monitoring report · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Ofsted, Steiner education

Dear Friends of Iona,

As many of you are aware, Ofsted did a progress monitoring inspection of Iona School on 3rd July 2019. Ofsted has now published the overall outcome.
We are pleased to announce that the school meets all of the independent school standards that were checked during this inspection.
To see the full report please click here: Ofsted progress monitoring inspection report
Best regards,
Dominique on behalf of the Iona College
05. June 2019 · Comments Off on School Business Manager job vacancy · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Primary schools Nottingham, School Business Manager, Steiner education, Vacancies

 

Iona School, Nottingham

Starting: ASAP
Job type: 37.5 hours a week Salary: £20,800-21,000.00

The Iona School in Nottingham is looking for a School Business Manager. We are a small friendly primary school with a vibrant community, committed to providing the best care and education based on the principles given by Rudolph Steiner.

The Business Manager will work alongside the Chair of College and Educational Lead. 

You will be responsible for the day to day managing of the business side of the school. This will involve line management of our non-teaching team, premises management, fire and health and safety management.

You will ideally hold a SBM qualification or be able to show relevant experience, you should be used to producing risk managements on all aspects of premises and people safety with a meticulous eye for detail as you will be processing DBS and safer recruitment.

You will manage the school’s finances using sage 50 accounts, invoicing, reconciliation and cash handling and purchase ledger. You will set budgets and produce monthly profit and loss reports.

 You will be fully proficient with sage payroll as on occasion you will run the monthly payroll from start to finish and ensure you submit pension details on the NEST portal and ensure the HMRC payments are done in a timely fashion.

You must be an excellent communicator as you will need to discuss aspects of finances with the school parents, answering queries and managing debts, following these through to a reasoned conclusion.

You must have experience in using sage packages and excel.

You must be an excellent communicator, used to working to tight deadlines with a can do attitude.

If you have experience in Sage packages, we do have a part time finance officer role available, you may feel you wish to combine both roles, if so, please do feel free to note this on your application.

Closing date 9am Friday the 21st June 2019

For a Job Description and application pack please email admin@theionaschool.org.uk

Iona School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

An enhanced DBS check (with relevant barred list check) and two good previous employers references will be required.

23. May 2019 · Comments Off on Finance Officer job advert · Categories: Steiner education

Starting: ASAP
Job type: 10 hours a week
Salary: £9.00 an hour

The Iona School in Nottingham is looking for a Finance Officer. We are a small friendly primary school with a vibrant community, committed to providing the best care and education based on the principles given by Rudolph Steiner.

The finance officer will work alongside the Chair of College and Business Manager.  You will manage the school’s finances using sage 50 accounts, invoicing, reconciliation and cash handling and purchase ledger. You will set budgets and produce monthly profit and loss reports.

 You will also need to be fully proficient with sage payroll as you will run the monthly payroll from start to finish and ensure you submit pension details on the NEST portal and ensure the HMRC payments are done in a timely fashion.

You must be an excellent communicator as you will need to discuss aspects of finances with the school parents, answering queries and managing debts, following these through to a reasoned conclusion.

You must have experience in using sage packages and excel.

 Closing date 9am Friday the 7th June 2019

For a Job Description and application pack please email admin@theionaschool.org.uk

Iona School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment.

An enhanced DBS check (with relevant barred list check)  and two good references will be required.

07. May 2019 · Comments Off on Class 5/6 News: ‘GO’ board game at Iona School · Categories: Steiner education

Last week Class 5/6 were introduced to the board game ‘Go’. Robin Dews, a former parent and enthusiastic Go player, led the first of four workshops, where he is teaching the children how to play this ancient oriental board game.

The game was first recorded in China more than 2,500 years ago and is believed to be the oldest board game in the world still played in its original form. With more than 45 million active players in Japan, China and Korea, it is particularly valued as a teaching tool for children due to its balance of analytical and creative problem solving. It is also great fun!

Thanks also to a generous gift from The British Go Association (www.britgo.org), we now have seven Go boards complete with stones in school for the children to use.

If you would like to learn more about the game or how to play Go, Robin and the Nottingham Go Club meet every Tuesday evening at the Dice Club Games Cafe on Mansfield Road. New players are always welcome.

Maria Woolley

Class 5/6 teacher

03. May 2019 · Comments Off on Eurythmy performance of “Rumpelstiltskin” at Iona School in May 2019. · Categories: Steiner education

Iona School is delighted to be hosting performances by Eurythmy West Midlands ‘Young Stage Group’ Touring Programme on Wednesday 8th May 2019.

The eurythmists come from different countries: Romania, the Netherlands, Germany, China, Canada, Japan, Georgia. They have all recently graduated, and wished to deepen their experience of artistic eurythmy at Eurythmy West Midlands.

Kindergarten and Class 1/2 children will see a performance of “Rumpelstiltskin”

01. May 2019 · Comments Off on Kurt Vonnegut’s, Who Am I This Time? and The Kid Nobody Could Handle · Categories: Steiner education

Anthropos presents

Vonnegut, Vonnegut!


Who Am I This Time? and The Kid Nobody Could Handle
at Iona School on Tuesday 4th June 2019 at 7.30pm, in the Hall

Two stories by Kurt Vonnegut
A one-man play of two pieces by master American writer Kurt Vonnegut.
Performed by Glen Williamson.

Suitable for ages 11+

Tickets: £9/£7 conc.

In The Kid Nobody Could Handle, a trumpet and a pair of boots compete for the soul of a destructive teenager, as a kind and gregarious high school band teacher confronts a humourless foster father. Who Am I This Time? is a wacky yet moving comedy about a small-town production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Celebrating the healing power of school bands and community theatre, this is Kurt Vonnegut at his most human and heartwarming. The great American writer’s hyperbolic narrative turns out to be wonderfully theatrical.

(Ninety minutes including an intermission; each story runs about 40 min. and can also be booked separately.)

“Right on and totally hilarious. Williamson plays all the roles… brilliantly.” (Berkshire Bright Focus)

“Vonnegut is hard to resist, and. . . Glen Williamson. . . is a deeply perceptive, stylish, and affecting actor.” (New York Arts)