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Class Teacher Lower School

Kildare Steiner School

Kildare, Ireland

Full time


Jun 8

Our ideal candidate will be an outstanding teacher and a successful, strategic leader with a resilient character and strong personal drive to grow and shape our future together.

Please note that candidates must be eligible to work in the EU or hold a valid permit to work in the EU.

Main responsibilities:

  • To teach the Steiner Waldorf curriculum including Main Lesson to the designated classes.
  • To take overall responsibility for the designated Classes, including record keeping; supervising, and assessing the children.
  • To maintain the classroom environment to a high standard and observe Health and Safety.
  • To organise Class trips, events, and festivals.
  • To coordinate the purchase of materials for the Classes’ use within the budget.
  • To prepare a list of materials to be bought by parents for their children.
  • To teach combined and other classes in the school subjects relevant to the individual skills of the teacher.
  • To support and participate in the Enrolment Process for new pupils.
  • To liaise with parents as necessary, one to one and at the Parents’ Evenings.
  • To collaborate actively with teaching colleagues in the Kindergarten, Lower School and Middle School.
  • To participate in Mandate Groups and Board meetings on request.
  • To contribute to the College of Teachers on an ongoing basis.
  • To be involved in providing cover for absent colleagues when the need arises.
  • To promote the School’s ethos, principles and objectives.
  • To operate within the School’s policies and procedures.
  • To attend statutory and non-statutory training courses as required, and Steiner training/ conferences whenever possible. 
  • To strive to be a reflective practitioner on a path of self-development. 
  • To work towards deepening his/her understanding of Waldorf pedagogy and the development of the human being out of anthroposophy. 
  • To provide guidance, mentoring & inspiring leadership to volunteers and trainees.v

These duties are not exhaustive but summarise the main responsibilities of the Class Teacher.

Your Profile:

  • Approved Steiner Waldorf teaching qualification
  • Steiner Waldorf Lower School (Primary) teaching experience
  • Fluent in the English language
  • Ability to relate to and inspire children
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with fellow teachers
  • Adaptability in the context of a small school
  • Good interpersonal communication skills in dealing with parents
  • Capacity to work with the group using creativity and initiative  
  • Good written communication skills
  • Organised and conscientious
  • Interested in your continuous learning and development
  • Motivated to contribute to the ongoing development of the Lower School and the School as a whole.

Hours of work: 26 core contact hours per week with a working pattern to be agreed upon within the College of Teachers. The day starts at 8.30 am and finishes no later than 3.15 pm, apart from the Thursday Teacher meeting. There is a requirement to assist in covering break times, attend College of Teachers meetings (weekly), Parents’ Evenings (one per term), The School AGM and Community meeting (yearly) School Festivals, and Open Days (three per year). Preparation for class, correction of work and compiling school reports is not included in the core.

Please send your cover letter and CV to Jonathan at info@kildaresteinerschool.ie

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