Education and Spirituality

Are Ofsted and the DfE enforcing a materialisation of education? Already in July 2019, in an Open Letter to Amanda Spielman of Ofsted, over 50 educationists criticised Ofsted for its narrow approach (see below, and click here for the Open letter to Amanda Spielman) –  This letter is now more relevant than ever. The Ofsted … [Read more…]

Waldorf 100 years!

In celebration of 100 years of a spiritually based holistic education “Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom.” (R. Steiner) “It is essential that we develop an art of education which will lead us out of the social chaos into which we have fallen. The only way … [Read more…]

Working with the mental health crisis in children and young people

Music and the arts should be a core part of the school curriculum, along with nurturing play and the sense of wonder and creativity which children so naturally possess Incessant testing and our unquenchable desire for outcomes data threaten the creativity, health and well-being of our children.  Drawing by Ilona Brinton Nearly every day I … [Read more…]