• Classroom Assistant

    To start September 2023 (fixed term 12 month contract)

    Apply NOW – open until filled


    Hours - 25 hours per week Monday – Friday 8:30-1:30pm (term time only)

    Salary: £10:42 per hour plus statutory holiday pay (equivalent to £ 12.14 per hour)


    About you

    Are you a passionate practitioner? Do you believe in learning that is purposeful, relational and child-centered? Are you committed to promoting a love of learning across the whole community and are able to demonstrate a willingness to grow your own practice and that of others? If the answer is yes, then you could be just the person that Bristol Steiner School is looking for.

    You will join a team of highly experience and skilled professionals dedicated to making a real difference, as we establish ourselves as the urban village school of choice in the city, with a focus on Human Scale education.

    This is an exciting time in the Bristol Steiner School’s journey, having secured a good Ofsted rating and our position as a successful primary school, which promotes Steiner Waldorf as our educational philosophy.


    Knowledge and understanding of Steiner education is desirable for this job role. Experience of supporting children individually and in small groups is essential.


    About us

    Set in this beautiful, vibrant and diverse city the Bristol Steiner School offers Kindergarten to Class 5 Steiner/Waldorf Education. Founded in 1973, we are built upon the firm foundations of over 50 years of success and experience. We are committed to offering Steiner/Waldorf Education to families seeking a creative yet educationally- focused school, which offers a familiar and personal setting where childhood is valued and education is considered a journey and not a race.


    We are inspired to enable pupils to become free, resilient, creative human beings who lead lives of purpose and direction, who encourage independent thought and are respectful of the rights of others.


    In our school we prioritise the quality of our relationships with the pupils, their parents and with each other as colleagues and in 2019 the school made a commitment to become an Attachment Aware School.


    We are a warm hearted with an irrepressible spirit, who enjoy rising to the challenges and celebrating the joys that our fabulous School brings. We value innovation and draw on the rich heritage of Steiner Education, whilst enabling teachers to enhance their professional practice by incorporating contemperary educational approaches and developments.


    Our diverse and multi-lingual teaching team includes subject teachers in Music, Handwork, Spanish, Games, Woodwork and Forest School.


    We are a small school by design, with a dedicated staff team, supportive families and a strong community spirit. Our teachers are at the heart of our success and we have developed a strong culture of collaboration where staff are valued and your input, enthusiasm and talents will be welcomed, appreciated and developed. We provide our staff a health from 'Simply Health' to help cover additional medical and dental cost.


    We are a UK Steiner Waldorf School Fellowship Associate School, and are fully independent.


    How to apply

    Please feel very welcome to contact us to discuss the post on reception@bristolsteinerschool.org or 0117 933 9990

    Please take a look at the Job Description and Person Specificationbelow and complete and return the Application Form and Equality & Diversity Questionnaire to reception@bristolsteinerschool.org

    The recruitment process will involve an interview and observed practice.

    Please either type directly in the forms, or print out and complete the forms in black ink. If you have any problems downloading the information please just contact us.

    Job Description and Person Specification

    Job Application Form

    Equality & Diversity Questionnaire

    Job Applicant Privacy Notice

    About Bristol - Home of the Bristol Steiner School


    Bristol Steiner School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 


    An enhanced DBS check (with relevant barred list check) will be required. 
  • About Bristol

    Bristol is located about 120 miles (190 km) west of London at the confluence of the Rivers Avon and Frome. Just west of the city, the Avon flows into the estuary of the River Severn, which itself empties into the Bristol Channel of the Atlantic Ocean, about 8 miles to the northwest. Within easy reach of most places in the UK (we’re just 1.5 hours from London by rail or road). Residents enjoy all the benefits of a cosmopolitan city (prominent universities, a world-class opera company and thriving arts community) combined with a small-town friendliness, -and we’re surrounded by some of the most stunning countryside. Read more about Bristol in our About Bristol - Home of the Bristol Steiner School.

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