Course Tutors

Angela Querido

Angela began her career in special education. She then worked as a class teacher for 22 years at the Bristol Steiner school. Her work in adult education started at Emerson College, where she co created and taught the part time courses. As well as being co director of the present part time WESTT course, she is also an advisor for the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship and conducts appraisals and assessments in Steiner schools.


Jeremy Nowell

Having been a class teacher at Norwich Steiner school, Jeremy joined  WESTT as a principle tutor in 2015.  He has worked as a special needs coordinator in a number of schools and has recently joined the South Devon Steiner School as a class teacher. 

Sven Saar

Sven Saar, a class teacher for 30 years, has developed and run staff development and mentoring programmes. He works on several teacher education courses in the UK and abroad, gives lectures and seminars and is an active mentor and advisor to schools and teachers.

Alan Swindell

Alan has had a distinguished career as a class teacher, teacher trainer, adviser for the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship and, in recent years, as the first principal of the Steiner Academy Exeter.

Caroline Thomson

Caroline has been director of music at Wynstones School for many years.  She takes WESTT students on a musical journey through the classes, and helps them to develop their capacity to express themselves both vocally and instrumentally.

Pia Poulsen

Pia works with Sensory integration, and teaches students about the senses on the WESTT course.  As Pia herself writes:  “We have many different senses and through them we receive information about ourselves and the world around us. The senses make it possible for us to feel and co-ordinate the body, to feel centred and confidence, to learn and to engage with the world around us. They are the foundation for all our daily human functioning. Many children today suffer from anxiety, they need to move, find it difficult to sleep and concentrate and have challenging social behavior. All of this might be symptoms of that their senses do not support them adequately. It is also important to work with the senses when somebody has experienced trauma.”