27. March 2015 · Comments Off on ESTABLISHING RESILIENCE IN CHILDHOOD AS A FOUNDATION FOR LIFE: TALK WITH DR JAMES DYSON · Categories: Dr James Dyson Talk, Independent schools Nottingham, Steiner education




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. We are very privileged to be able to welcome him to the Iona School as part of our 30th birthday celebrations.

James originally studied medicine in London, qualifying as a medical doctor in 1975. Initially registering in general practice, he concurrently studied anthroposophic medicine, both in UK and Continental Europe. In 1979 he co-founded Park Attwood Clinic in Worcestershire, a residential and out-patient anthroposophic medical facility. His practice, which included general medicine and some psychiatry, continued for nearly 25 years.

During his long and varied carrier 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.

16. March 2015 · Comments Off on Winning Winning Winning!!! · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Iona School Work Day, Steiner education

Dear All,


Saturday saw the biggest turn out since the ‘old days’ when ‘school maintenance’  days used to attract high numbers every time !

25 people, including some members of staff, came along, for anywhere between an hour or 9. That makes at least 100 hours between us which is about 12 days work  – just think what that would have cost the school – and therefore the parents in added school fees – and we would have been deprived of the fun of a thriving community day. The school was buzzing with sanding, sawing, nailing, hammering, drilling, varnishing with plenty of tea and cakes and a great lunch.

Make sure you take a moment to have a look at the upstairs corridors in the main building (and see attached pics) – they are now beautifully clad with the doors all cleaned up too. Such warmth to those previously cold corridors – so much more nurturing for our children, teachers and visitors.

We are Winning winning winning !

We only have the stairs and entrance hall left to clad (for now!)

For those of you who didn’t manage to experience the WIN WIN WIN, and for those of you who did and want another go – you have another opportunity on Sunday 26th April 10 am – 5 pm.

Huge appreciation and gratefulness to all the time and effort people gave on Saturday.

See you on the 26th April !

Louise Lipman


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.

06. March 2015 · Comments Off on SAVE THE DATE: Iona School’s 30th Birthday Party on Sat 9th May · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Iona School birthday party, Steiner education

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A party in two halves

Saturday 9th May 2015

Invitations will be winging their way to famililes soon.

We are very much looking forward to seeing everyone there!


An Energy Co-op at Iona School.  Sounds fantastic doesn’t it?   Click on this link for more information: GW Schools Energy Co-op online version

05. February 2015 · Comments Off on Class Teacher Job advert · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education, Vacancies

The Iona School
310, Sneinton Dale, Nottingham. NG3 7DN

The Iona School is a well-established and successful Steiner Waldorf primary school, located within 2 miles of the city centre. Our buildings were formerly part of a comprehensive school and have generously sized teaching areas.
Almost 2 acres of land provide great opportunities for developing the outdoor curriculum. There is a large kitchen garden, a craft area, a performance area, play areas and ongoing projects designed to attract and sustain wildlife.
Since the founding of the school we have operated a system of combined classes and alongside this have developed an excellent network of support for our teachers.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated teacher who is committed to developing their understanding of Steiner Waldorf Education and who already has the skill to form our new class in September 2015.

Salary: £19,000 – £23,000 plus pension and healthcare plan.

Closing date for applications: Monday 2nd March 2015

If you wish to apply please send a full CV and covering letter highlighting your skills and suitability for the post to Fiona Stuart, School manager, at the above address, or by email to fiona@theionaschool.org.uk

The Iona School is committed to safeguarding children and expect all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment procedures and any post is subject to background checks, including references and enhanced DBS checks.

26. January 2015 · Comments Off on Play is the poetry of the human being · Categories: Independent schools Nottingham, Play, Primary schools Nottingham, Steiner education

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