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West of England Steiner Teacher Training (WESTT)

This part-time course is designed for those wishing to become Steiner Waldorf teachers, and for mainstream teachers who want to deepen and enliven their existing practice.

Whilst providing an opportunity to explore the Steiner Waldorf educational philosophy in depth, the course is structured to be accessible to full-time teachers, as well as people with family and work commitments. 

Course Structure

Structured for people with busy lives

The course takes place over two years, each year consisting of ten weekends, from 7-00 pm on Friday to 1-00 pm on Sunday , with one week at Easter and another in the Summer. Its lively and varied programme focuses primarily on the class teacher period (Ages 6 – 14 years) and is appropriate for those wishing to become class teachers and subject teachers of this age group.

Independent work is an important element and, in addition to the weekend workshops, students complete a wide range of guided tasks. These include study of key texts, written assignments, art and craft work and child observation.

As well as a strong grounding in the principles of Steiner Waldorf education, the course provides regular practice in a range of teaching skills, including oral presentation of different types of material.

The course includes:

  • studying the philosophical background  of Steiner Waldorf education
  • a multifaceted picture of the human being and child development
  • the child centred curriculum and methodology
  • a programme of artistic enrichment
  • practical aspects of classroom management
  • school experience and teaching practice
  • being part of a learning group made up of like-minded people

Steiner Waldorf Schools

Steiner Waldorf Schools

Steiner Waldorf education is the fastest growing educational movement in the world.

With a deep understanding of child development, a broad curriculum and creative methodology, Steiner Waldorf schools place the changing needs of the child at the centre of their teaching. They demonstrate a unique, holistic approach that has been adapted to diverse social, ethnic and economic contexts throughout the world. In the United kingdom, there are now more than thirty Steiner Waldorf schools, including state-funded Steiner Academies in Hereford, Frome, Exeter and Bristol.