The College of Teachers
The College of Teachers is the pedagogical heart of the school. All staff, after their first year of employment, are invited to join the College, which meets every Thursday afternoon in common with other Waldorf schools. One of the primary functions of College is child study and class study. Every College member makes a personal commitment to the school through inner work and practical activity.
Each department (Early Years, Lower School, Middle School and Administration) report back to College, who are then collectively responsible for ratifying all policies connected to the pedagogy. Membership of College also implies a connection to the anthroposophical impulse, as outlined by Rudolf Steiner, which underpins the ethos, structure and cultural life of the school.
College meetings are an opportunity for freely sharing insights and experiences that can arise through pedagogical practice inspired by Rudolf Steiner. College membership thus creates an evolving body of knowledge and expertise that can inform the future development both of the teachers and the school as a whole.