Principal, East Sussex

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Michael Hall SchoolEast Sussex

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Start date: April 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

We are delighted to announce an exciting and unique opportunity to join the longest running Waldorf Steiner School in the UK. At Michael Hall we strive to create a nurturing and inspiring learning environment where students are able to grow and flourish. Michael Hall is a co-educational School for pupils aged 0-18. Following the Steiner Waldorf curriculum and originally established in 1925 in London the School moved to the Grade 2 listed building of Kidbrooke Mansion and park after the outbreak of World War Two. 

The Council of Trustees (the governing body) with school staff, pupils and parents are in the process of developing a new educational vision and strategy for the school based on the five core principles of:

  • Placing the real needs of each individual child at the centre
  • Creating a culture of open inquiry into Steiner’s picture of the human being
  • Committing to inner work as a core principle of teaching practice
  • Fostering a school culture of colleagueship, collaboration and relational trust
  • Cultivating openness and accountability towards the wider world

Building from these foundations, the School wishes to now appoint its first Principal to work with parents, pupils, teachers and non-teaching staff to co-create a flagship 21st century Steiner Waldorf education.

The successful applicant will be passionate about child development and progressive education and will want to combine current developments in education and the imaginative creativity of Steiner Waldorf philosophy to the best effect.  Being able to work across Steiner and State educational practices and regulation will be vital. They will be confident in their ability as a teacher and as a leader, reflective in their practice and welcoming accountability to those around them. 

More about Michael Hall School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Kidbrooke Park, Forest Row, East Grinstead, Sussex, RH18 5JA, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1342 822275
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