New head for Bristol Steiner School

Nicola Forder joins Bristol Steiner School as head teacher

This January, Bristol Steiner School welcomed Nicola Forder to her post as head teacher of the Redland-based school. The independent day school has a rich history dating back to 1973 and is attended by children aged 3–11 years.

Nicola joins the school following the departure of previous head teacher Ruth Glover as she embarks on a new challenge in the charity sector.

As a child-centred school, pupils at Bristol Steiner School benefit from a vibrant, uplifting Waldorf education that integrates the virtues of academic achievement, emotional intelligence and individuality to benefit the whole child. Small class sizes promote the wellbeing and self-belief of each child.

Nicola is currently head of teaching and learning at the Exmoor Federation of small primary schools, where she was also seconded for a time as an acting head teacher for a school within the Federation. She is currently completing a master’s degree in leadership and management in education and is a trained practitioner in ‘Attachment Aware’ approaches that inform children’s development.

Following her appointment, Nicola stated, “This is a thrilling new venture for me, having gained most of my experience working extensively in small school settings. This is where I feel most at home and I enjoy the close partnerships with children, families and the wider community.”

New applications are accepted throughout the academic year.

To book a personalised, virtual meeting please contact Admissions and Business Development Manager Vishwa Wijedasa:

T: 0117 933 9990



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