School Manager and Bursar
Ola is an experienced administrator, with a passion for figures and school administration. She has a Masters degree in Educational Administration and has previously worked as administrator at the University of Cumbria and at HMP Prison Service Lancaster Castle. She spent her early years in the UK, before a 21 year spell in Nigeria, where she studied Chemistry with Education for her first degree.
For the past 16 years Ola has been the Treasurer and Finance Manger for her local church. She also volunteers as a Street Pastor. She absolutely loves athletics and volunteers as a UK Athletics qualified coach and official, officiating at local, regional and national competitions. It has been an honour and pleasure to her to coach the last two sets of Class 5 pupils at the school in preparation for their Steiner Olympics.
Heidi holds a BSc (Hons) in Business Information Systems from Greenwich University, London. She has previously worked in IT support roles at the Royal National Institute for the Blind. She also worked at Aon Hewitt in London for 18 years in IT support, managerial and training roles. She is aa qualified Massage Therapist and Aromatherapist and enjoys spending time outdoors. Heidi’s son attends Lancaster Steiner School. She loves that at the school “learning is a journey not a race”. Heidi also volunteers her time at the school.
Co-teacher for Class 3/4/5 (Oak Class)
Elspeth was a mainstream primary teacher for 25 years and a SENDCo (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator) and Senior Leader for 12 of those years. Her two children attended the Steiner Kindergarten, moving up to the Lower School. She developed an interest in Steiner Education initially through the seasonal and daily rhythms she experienced in the toddler groups and was drawn to its environmentally conscious approach. On seeing the school in action, Elspeth wanted to learn more about its holistic and active learning, which is so clearly grounded in knowledge of child development. She became a teacher at the school and undertook the two-year Steiner teacher training course. What she appreciates most about the school is that children are given the time and space to grow and learn in a loving community.
Class 3/4/5 (Willow & Oak Class) Teacher
Garden Explorers Leader
Angela first became involved in Lancaster Steiner School when her two children were born. In addition to being a qualified Steiner teacher, Angela gained Qualified Teacher Status with a BA in Music and Geography in 1998. For over 15 years she has been using her teaching skills in an outdoor and environmental education capacity. What Ange loves about the school is having the opportunity to work within a child centered, experiential approach to learning where nature and music are held in high esteem.
Class 1/2 (Linden Class) Teacher
Katie started working at Lancaster Steiner School in 2019 as class teacher for Willow Class, this year she is the Linden class teacher. She also teaches German to both Oak and Willow Class. Katie moved to Lancaster in 2008 from Switzerland to study Social History at Lancaster University. In 2016 she graduated from the University of Cumbria with a PGCE and has since worked in a mainstream primary school for 2 years, as well as doing supply work. Katie is currently undertaking the two year NESTT Steiner Teacher training. What she loves most about the Steiner approach is that it truly takes into account the development of the whole child and fosters a lifelong curiosity and connection with our world.
Rowan is one of our sessional teachers, teaching Handwork, Form Drawing, French and Drama. She is also a gifted playwright and writes plays which the children perform, sometimes in French. Rowan is a qualified Steiner teacher, having studied at the Rudolf Steiner Institute in Paris. What she loves most about teaching at our school is having the freedom to adapt to children’s various learning styles.
Early Years Team Member
Rachel is a trained Steiner Kindergarten teacher and has over 20 years’ experience in Steiner education. She has a long history with Lancaster Steiner School – she was one of the founders of our original toddler group and her son was in the very first Class 1.
Julie has worked in our school since 2006. Her own children attended the Steiner school and are now at college and university. What she loves most about Kindergarten is the uniqueness each child brings to the setting.
Early Years Team Member
Bregje is an experienced member of our Early Years Team. She is currently undertaking the two year NESTT Steiner Teacher training. After attending a Steiner Primary and Secondary school in the Netherlands she gained a Masters in Science from Amsterdam University. In the Netherlands she worked for a regular after school club and on moving to France with her family she became a stay-at-home, helping-hand-at-school mum. After moving to the UK she has now settled in Lancaster. Her two daughters attended Lancaster Steiner School and are now doing well at a local high school. What she loves most about the school is that everybody takes care of each other and therefore let her and her family feel at home immediately.
Rainbow Toddler Lead
Sessional peripatetic music teacher – currently vacant
Sessional peripatetic music teacher