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Part time (3 contact days + 4 hours planning per week during term times)

We are seeking a Lead Tutor to oversee the Lumiar Pilot Project in the UK. This will lead to the opening of an Independent Lumiar School in September 2018. The Pilot Project will start in the second week of September 2017 with up to 15 children aged 5-11 years old.  We are currently confirming the location, which will be around the A36 corridor between Bath and Frome. The work of the Lead Tutor will be supported and overseen by an experienced Board of educators and business people.

This is an exciting and challenging role and will require creative thinking, resourcefulness and tenacity. The role is for someone who is passionate about transforming education, who wants to work with a dynamic and committed group of people to establish a new and innovative approach, and who deeply shares the vision and ethos of the Lumiar Pilot Project.

We are also seeking Masters to lead on specific project based learning as part of the pilot project.  Candidates who are interested in being a Master should write a letter outlining their areas of expertise and why they would be an inspiration for a group of children in leading a specific project.

Candidates are invited to contact us for more information before making an application. Please contact Melissa Kendall on 07786 363553 or email


Further information is available in the attached documents

– Lead Tutor Job Description and Person Specification

– Lumiar Pilot Project Ethos and Vision

– Application Form 


The deadline for applications is Thursday 27th July. If you are shortlisted you will be informed on Friday 28th July.

The process will include an interview and some observed teaching and facilitation activities. Candidates that are shortlisted will be invited to an interview with the Board of the Lumiar Pilot Project in the first week of August.

Please email your completed application forms to

or send to 

Laurel Farm

17 Carlingcott

Peasedown St John



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Ann Arbor Open School Seeks Principals



Ann Arbor Open School is K-8 magnet school serving 500+ students.  This unique school is focused on the belief that children come to school already immersed in their own learning, with personal strengths and interests. Our project-based, cooperative learning model is designed to provide guidance, stimulation, and support as students learn, including interest-based opportunities in an environment steeped in respect for our young people. Instruction includes required standards and curriculum, while also striving to support social and emotional development. Ann Arbor Open supports the learning styles of each student, helping all reach their full potential."


See the openings here.

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Lewes New School (UK) is recruiting a new Head

Lewes New School (UK) is recruiting a new Head.

Lewes New School is seeking a new Headteacher to provide inspirational educational and strategic leadership for our co-created learning community. The successful candidate will have a deep commitment to our human-centred vision and:

  • Qualified teacher status
  • Substantial primary school teaching experience, with a senior leadership role
  • Headteacher qualification and experience are desirable
  • Leadership skills and experience, including the ability to think strategically to lead development and lead change so others can carry the vision forwards
  • Experience in developing and supporting innovative teaching practices; a deep understanding of project-based, co-created curriculum; and the capacity to empower teachers to develop a professional culture of collaboration, research and reflection.

Candidates are warmly invited to visit or call the school before making an application. Please contact or call 01273 477074.

Full details and an Application Form are available on our website:

Please send your completed Application Form (we are unable to accept CVs) to:

Lewes New School, Talbot Terrace, Lewes BN7 2DS

or email to

Closing date: 9am Thursday 29th June 2017

If you are shortlisted, you will be informed on Friday 30th June.

Interviews: Tuesday 4th & Wednesday 5th July 2017  


The process will include an interview, some observed teaching and facilitation activities. You will

also be invited to present your personal Learning Portfolio. You are welcome to choose your own

format for this.


Lewes New School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and

young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and to comply with

all Safeguarding, Child Protection and Health & Safety policies and procedures.

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Job Title: Teacher/Teacher’s Aide                    

Job description/responsibilities include: assisting in daily activities of the school including opening/closing, meal prep, administrative duties, general cleaning, organizing, attending meetings, supporting K-12 grade students in academic, social and emotional growth through advising, teaching and tutoring students in our unique democratic environment.    

Required Qualifications:                            

  • Direct experience with diverse youth and/or collective process or democratic education
  • Background check
  • 3 references
  • One school year commitment with three month trial
  • A driver’s license and teacher’s license is not required but one or both is a plus!
  • 4 year degree (BA or BS) is preferred

Qualities we are looking for in candidates: Fun, reliable, flexible, open, caring, compassionate, patient, able to “let go” of adult privilege, supportive of GDS mission and adult/youth partnerships.

Pay rate: $12.00/hourly

Hours: 4 hours per day, weekdays (M-F)August-June. Hours are somewhat flexible, to be scheduled between 9:00am and 5:30pm. Morning availability is desired.

Location: Minneapolis- Lowry Hill, near Walker Art Center

Please Note: Current GDS Volunteers are encouraged to apply. Parents of current students are not eligible to apply.

Deadline for applications: June 30, 2017

No phone calls please. Send resume and cover letter to Starri Hedges, (Gaia Democratic School Executive Director)via email to OR Or by USPS to: 900 Mount Curve Ave. Minneapolis, MN 55403 More information about Gaia Democratic School: