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Class 7/8 Teacher (maternity) in beautiful Wales, UK

Cardiff Steiner School

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom

Full time


Mar 30

Cardiff Steiner School, in beautiful Wales, UK, are looking for an experienced Steiner Waldorf Teacher to join our pioneering K to Class 12 School, and take our Class 7/8 through their final year towards Upper School.

To start Sep 2022 (maternity)

About Cardiff

Cardiff, Wales’ capital city, is situated on the beautiful coastline of South Wales, and within easy reach of most places in the UK (we’re just two hours from London by rail or road). Residents enjoy all the benefits of a cosmopolitan capital city (prominent universities, a large teaching hospital, a world-class opera company and thriving arts community) combined with a small-town friendliness, and a cost of living significantly lower than other parts of the UK -and we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside, coastline and beaches in the UK.

Read more about Cardiff in our Welcome to Cardiff Guide at

We have staff with property expertise who can help you find and secure suitable accommodation to rent. Cardiff has is a lively rental market with options from city, suburban, rural and semi-rural properties all within a 40 minute drive time of the School.

About Us

Set in Wales’ capital city, the School offers a full Kindergarten to Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education. You’ll join us on an exciting stage of our journey. Founded in 1997, we opened our first classes in 2012, built upon the firm foundations of 15 years as a successful Kindergarten. From strong roots we’ve quickly grown, and expanded to Upper School in September 2017 offering the offering the Certificate of Steiner Education (NZCSE) with our first Class 12 graduating with the Certificate in 2021.

The Certificate is the first trans-national, secondary school qualification to be fully based on the Steiner curriculum. It is a valid, alternative secondary school qualification that allows students to progress to further/higher education free from the restrictions of GCSE and A level curricula and examinations. The NZCSE is the most widely offered qualification in UK Steiner Schools that offer a full K-Class 12 Steiner Waldorf education.

We are a pioneering bunch with an irrepressible spirit who enjoy rising to the challenges and celebrating the joys that a pioneering School brings. Our internationally diverse teaching team includes subject teachers in Bothmer, Music, Handwork, Hard Craft, Eurythmy, Spanish, Games, as well as a team of specialist Upper School Teachers.

We are a small school by design, with a collaborative staff team, supportive families and a strong community spirit. Our teachers are at the heart of our success and we have developed a strong culture of collaboration where staff are valued and your input, enthusiasm and talents will be welcomed and appreciated.

About You

You’ll be a committed, creative and resourceful, Steiner Trained teacher, with the ability to relate to and inspire students in their Middle School years. Steiner Waldorf training is a pre-requisite, experience a valuable extra.

About the role

You’ll be teaching our Class 7/8 (a group of 12-16 students) guiding them through the rest of their Middle School journey towards Upper School. We operate a two-year combined class system. You will have the advice and support of teachers experienced in working with the pedagogical needs of combined classes.

The post benefits from a tiered Staff Fees Discount Scheme with up to 85% off school fees for children of staff members, depending on family income (pro rata for part-time posts).

How to apply

Please feel very welcome to contact us to discuss the post on ask@cardiffsteiner.org.uk +44 29 2056 7986 (email anytime, phone term-time only).

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Cardiff Steiner School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, we expect all applicants to uphold this. All candidates must have suitability to work with children, and post holders are subject to a satisfactory background check.

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