The safeguarding and wellbeing of children lies at the heart of Waldorf education.
The curriculum is holistic and designed around the developmental stages of childhood with testing and exam taking introduced when children are older and emotionally ready. See the Curriculum
Schools work to provide a kind and compassionate environment where children feel accepted and appreciated. All staff undertake regular external and accredited safeguarding training. All schools have a designated safeguarding lead who heads a team of safeguarding and wellbeing practitioners who work closely with teachers. The contact details of the DSL can be found on each school's website and posted in the school reception and around the school building. Teachers meet regularly as a group and discuss issues of wellbeing.
To enhance safeguarding practice, Waldorf UK is currently providing specialist training in trauma-informed and attachment-aware practice for all of our schools. Our aim is that all staff in our schools will be fully conversant with this approach by the end of the 22/23 academic year.