Over the last few months your children may have mentioned visitors who have been observing their classes. As a school we have a lot of requests from trainee teachers to visit school to learn more about Steiner education. Some are on our NESTT course, others from Derby or other Universities.
Here are some of the written comments from a few after their visits.
“During the week I observed a range of year groups across different subjects, giving me a broad insight into the curriculum and its progression. I enjoyed being involved with the practical and physical curriculum of the lower school main lessons and wider subjects.
I have been very impressed with the children’s engagement with stories and imagination as well as their artistic abilities and confidence. The staff and children have all been very welcoming and warm during my week here. The school has a friendly community atmosphere and is a positive, creative place to work and study. Thank you very much for all your help.”
(James Pearson Univ of Derby)
“I have found the observations to be one of the most interesting and beneficial experiences of my NESTT course so far. Having experience as a Steiner pupil and mainstream teaching assistant it has been an excellent opportunity to see the full spectrum of classes and ages. I have also had lots of chances to ask the teachers questions which has been very informative. Everyone has been very welcoming and I feel I have gained a great deal.”
(Imogen Beeston NESTT)
“Firstly I would like to thank you for the amazing opportunity to come and observe in your school. My experience at Michael House has been an intriguing and interesting one. It has given me the best insight into Steiner education I could have had. It has helped me grow not only as a teacher but also as a learner. I have really enjoyed being with all the classes and I have found it helpful to see many different lessons and activities the children take part in. I am so thankful that you allowed me this opportunity, for the warm welcome from all staff and children and the advice and information given to help me with my final presentation.”
(Jessica Benniston Univ of Derby)