“The heart of the Waldorf method is that education is an art – it must speak to the child’s experience. To educate the whole child, their heart and will must be reached, as well as their mind.” – Rudolf Steiner
One of the characteristics of high-quality Waldorf Education is the capacity to cultivate the conditions for students’ discovery of their creativity, their interests, of themselves, and for the integrated development of their physicality, social skills, knowledge and capacities.
In making plans for a future school, we are taking a similar approach. Whilst current indications mean that we are still developing our model and timelines for such a future school, we are intent on cultivating the conditions for its success, and doing so in partnership with prospective parents and colleagues, being open to its model and timeline, aware that those conditions can turn on a dime.
One of the potential catalysts for those conditions is the coming Postgraduate Diploma in Waldorf Education and Creative Pedagogies that we are offering in partnership with Bath Spa University. Such a catalyst may have a wide and deep impact on the renown and quality of our future provision beyond the impact its individual graduates will bring.
In working in partnership with parents and colleagues, we held the first of our Future School Listening Posts this last Wednesday evening at the Old Town Hall in Stroud town centre. It was a warm meeting and we were grateful to have Juliet Lambert, a trustee of the charity, join us.
The meeting traversed a wide area of discussion points where we (Natasha Ramm and Paul Hougham) listened and shared.
Do join us for our next Listening Post on Wednesday 30th November 2022 between 7.30pm and 9.00pm at the Community Room, St Lukes Therapy Centre, 53 Cainscross Rd, Stroud GL5 4EX
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October Newsletter - Future school listening posts, what we heard in September, our plans for November: Underlying Principles & Preparing the Way
September Newsletter - Steiner and research - the return of pedagogy, and Listening Posts - the conditions for schools to thrive
August Newsletter - Learning Moments
August Newsletter - Tasks of Our Time