Welcome to St Christopher’s School
St Christopher’s is an independent Special School and Children’s Home providing an integrated waking day curriculum for up to 52 weeks encompassing care, education and therapy for children and young people between the ages of 5-19.
Our children and young people have severe and complex learning difficulties which require a high level of staff support. Our guiding values are based on the educational principles of Rudolf Steiner which seek to honour the uniqueness and integrity of each individual human being. St Christopher’s was founded by Catherine Grace OBE in 1945.
Our approach is based upon Rudolf Steiner’s educational principles and his Curative Education theory:
- The needs of the child must be addressed on all levels – physical, emotional, cognitive and spiritual.
- The integrity, individuality and potential of each young person we work with is recognised.
- As carers, educators and therapists we must continually develop ourselves and learn from each other. In particular, we should develop our observation skills and our understanding of the conditions that the children and young people present us with, because through those we will begin to formulate the right approach and treatment to support them.
- In practice, this means that we work in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary way to formulate a common understanding of each child and young person.
7th December 2013: St Christopher’s Advent Fair, 2.00 – 4.30
Everyone welcome – please come and join us!
SCHOOLS DIRECT TEACHER TRAINING PROGRAMME
Schools Direct is a new programme originally proposed in the 2011 Department for Education (DfE) Initial Teacher Training (ITT) strategy paper Training our next generation of outstanding teachers and is intended to help schools take a leading role in ITT. It allows schools, or groups of schools, to apply to the Teaching Agency (TA) to be able to offer an ITT place, which they then work with an accredited ITT provider to deliver.
The Partnership Teaching School (TPTS) has bid for a number of School Direct places for the academic year 2014-2015. The training will be delivered in partnership with Bath Spa University. Places have been requested for Primary and Secondary trainees. This is open to all graduates and is funded by tuition fees paid by the trainees, who may receive a bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership. At present, TPTS does not offer places for salaried route School Direct training.
For a national overview of different training routes into teaching and what a career in teaching has to offer, please see www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching
Our new update magazine is ready. Please click on the link to download all our latest news and have a sense of life at...Read more..
This year the sun shone brightly on the day of our St. John’s festival on Tuesday the 25th of June on which we gathered...Read more..
'A picture is worth a thousand words...'' that’s why we keep a visual record of the pupils' development. Take a look at our galleries to get a real feel of School life. View Gallery