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

ENDS

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0121 285 3760

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

01. February 2016 · Comments Off on Spring Courses on the Land at the Iona School- making and carving! · Categories: Play, Steiner education · Tags: , , ,

Iona Land workshops spring 2016To find out more contact: byourhands@wemakeourway.co.uk

T: 0115 9472336

www.wemakeourway.co.uk

www.thelearninglandproject.com

26. January 2016 · Comments Off on Eurythmy for adults at Iona School-starting February 2016. · Categories: Eurythmy, Independent schools Nottingham, Steiner education

Eurythmy for adults at Iona School-starting February 2016.

Classes will be held on the following dates:
Monday 22nd & 29th February and Monday 7th & 21st March (in the German room next door to Class 4/5)
Tuesday 15th March (in the hall)
All sessions last 1 hour and begin at 7.15pm
Contribution per person per half term: £25

I will be using Steiner’s meditation for eurythmists and one as yet unchosen poem as well as a star-chart developed by the Theodor Schwenk Institut, to anchor our eyes firmly in the movements of the planets and the zodiac.

The nature of the work requires commitment. It is not a drop-in drop-out session. For the sake of continuity, everyone needs to be present as much as possible at each session.

Please let the school office know if you would like to join the class by emailing: admin@theionaschool.org.uk

Bet wishes,
Fynn Stirm

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

05. October 2015 · Comments Off on Just the Tonic Comedy Club tickets – Special Offer!! · Categories: Steiner education

Justthetonicionafundraiser

We are lucky to have some half price comedy club tickets to Just The Tonic’s event on Saturday the 24th October featuring four fabulous comedians.

Tickets are just £5.00 (normally £10.00) and all proceeds from these tickets go to The Iona School’s Boiler Fund.

To get tickets go to http://www.justthetonic.com/…/sh…/saturday-24-oct-2015/1677/

Buy tickets as normal but enter: IONAFUND in the promotional code box. The tickets will be discounted at source.

It will be a fabulous night, we hope to see you all there!

28. September 2015 · Comments Off on REMINDER: Iona School’s Michaelmas Festival: Tuesday 29th September at 5pm on the Land · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Steiner education
Dear parents and friends, 

This year the Michaelmas Festival will be held on the Land.

 

Please join us in the Story Circle at 5pm on
Tuesday 29th September.


Class 2/3 will be performing ‘The Gilly of the Goatskin’ and the ‘Churl of the Townland of Mischance’ and Class 4/5 will share items from the classroom.

 

After the festival, there will be delicious pizza available from our very own cob oven.

 

All welcome
22. September 2015 · Comments Off on ‘Cultivating a love of learning’ campaign for Iona school on the silverline buses! · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Open Mornings, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

‘Cultivating a love of learning’ bus advert campaign for Iona School

Have you spotted the silverline bus carrying our Iona School publicity poster yet? Here are some examples snapped around Nottingham city centre….let us know when you spot it. Or even better, post a photo of it !

back of bus image for Adverta bright

 

 

 

 

15. June 2015 · Comments Off on Article: Aspirational parents condemn their children to a desperate, joyless life · Categories: Steiner education

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/jun/09/aspirational-parents-children-elite

15. June 2015 · Comments Off on The June issue of The Grapevine: Iona School’s community newsletter · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Open Mornings, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education, The Grapevine newsletter

The Grapevine Newsletter June 2015

11. June 2015 · Comments Off on Ban phones and tablets before school, parents urged · Categories: Steiner education

Ban phones and tablets before school, parents urged

Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-33022500