Another Frome parent who rejected the judgment from Ofsted (“that’s just not our experience”) said he felt Steiner schools were facing a hostile environment. “They offered us the opportunity to have a school with a different approach. It’s not appropriate to now criticise the school for having a Steiner curriculum. That was the deal they made with us when the school started.” … [Read more...] about Ofsted inspections find three Steiner schools to be inadequate
Should school start later
However, since the government advice is to avoid waiting times, it's likely parking for long periods of times should be avoided - static vehicles can cause long queues meaning those on foot could have to stay in proximity for long periods of time. … [Read more...] about When schools reopen how will drop-off and pick-up work?
‘It is why we are only inviting back reception, year one and year six in primary schools so there is the space in those schools for children to return and for infant schools to use other premises, perhaps the junior school, to enable children to return safely and to maintain the distances between pupils. … [Read more...] about Boris Johnson announces primary schools in England will start to reopen on MONDAY and some students will return to secondary schools from June 15 as he sets out ‘limited and cautious’ easing of lockdown
There's something undeniably wholesome about the Steiner approach. In an age when toddlers are adept at using iPhones, the idea of children building shelters in the woods is profoundly attractive to parents. Access to television is restricted – under the homeschool agreement with parents, children are not meant to watch TV before the age of eight. There is no uniform; the children wear hoodies, sturdy trousers and plimsolls, and the canteen serves mainly vegetarian food. A homely vegetable curry spiced with mustard seeds is dish of the day when I visit. … [Read more...] about A different class: the expansion of Steiner schools
Annother said: "My kids won't be going back until at least September and in September I will reassess if I think it's safe. If I decide it’s not it'll be when I do think it's safe. I'm their parent, it's my job to keep them safe, so that's exactly what I'll do. Their health means more to me than their education." … [Read more...] about Will I be fined for refusing to send my child back to school? Your rights explained