In January, Bristol Steiner School welcomed Nicola Forder to her post as Head Teacher of the Redland-based school. The independent day school has a rich history dating back to 1973 and welcomes children from the age of 3 to 11 years. Nicola joins the school following the departure of previous Head Teacher Ruth Glover as she embarks on a new challenge in the charity sector.
child-centred school, pupils benefit from a vibrant, uplifting, Waldorf
education that integrates the virtues of academic achievement, emotional
intelligence and individuality to benefit the whole-child. Small class sizes promote the wellbeing and
self-belief of each child.
Nicola was the Head of Teaching and Learning at the Exmoor Federation of
small primary schools, where she was also seconded for a time as an Acting Head
Teacher for a school within the Federation. She is currently completing a
Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management in Education and is a trained
practitioner in ‘Attachment Aware’ approaches that inform children’s
Following her appointment, Nicola stated, “This is a thrilling new
venture for me, having gained most of my experience working extensively in
small school settings. This is where I feel most at home and I enjoy the close
partnerships with children, families and the wider community.”
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Development Manager Vishwa Wijedasa.