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Part time lower school teacher of German

Edinburgh Steiner School , City of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Please apply before 13/06/2021 at 12:00 pm

60 Spylaw Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5BR

helen newton
School coordinator


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Vacancy Description / Summary

Edinburgh Steiner School is seeking an enthusiastic Lower School German teacher. This is a part time, one-year sabbatical cover which will begin at the end of August 2021.
Strong language skills and native-like fluency are essential. Previous German teaching experience in a Steiner Waldorf school would be an advantage. Teachers new to Steiner Waldorf education are welcome to apply if they have an interest in developing themselves as a Steiner Waldorf language teacher. We seek teachers with a deep interest in the understanding of child development and a love of working with young children.
The post is to teach 20 x 40minute lessons each week to Classes 1 – 7, i.e. pupils between the ages of 6 and 13.
All applicants must have GTCS registration.
The salary is £19,361.85 pa.
Please send a CV, letter of application and the names and email addresses of two referees to Helen Newton at .

About the School

Edinburgh Steiner School offers the internationally recognised Steiner/Waldorf curriculum. First established in 1919, the curriculum is increasingly valued for its innovative approach, with research frequently validating what has long been the practice in Steiner schools throughout the world.

The Steiner/Waldorf curriculum is truly holistic, addressing the development of all aspects of every young person: ‘hand, heart and head’. It spans the age range from 2-18 years. It places strong emphasis on integrating art, crafts, drama and music, with science also taught using a creative approach.

Just like curriculum for Excellence, it addresses ‘multiple intelligences’, including emotional literacy and kinaesthetic learning, and brings into balance the attributes of the right and left hemispheres of the brain.