As we progress with our application for Elmfield School to become a Steiner Academy, ideas and questions will arise. This is the place to share and discuss those thoughts.
The Elmfield Academy Team monitor and moderate this group to ensure the discussions are productive and informative. We will absolutely not remove negative comments unless they are unduly inflammatory – all voices must be heard in order for us to make this journey together. The core members of the team are:
- Maarten Ekama
- Elisabeth Faulkner
- Martin Dathan
- Rainer Klocke
Frequently asked questions
Questions that come up frequently in the comments below are added here.
Will we be able to maintain the Steiner curriculum/ethos as an academy?
Yes. The Academies Act and the government White Paper on teaching and schools emphasise the importance of freedom to develop a curriculum appropriate to the needs of the children and the school. As the Steiner curriculum is specifically focussed on meeting children’s needs it therefore sits comfortably within the governments requirements.
Will the children at Elmfield Steiner Academy have to do SATS at Key Stage 2?
We will be expected to offer the tests, but as a school community we will do all we can to minimise the impact they have on the children.