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Our staff enjoy the unique international community and environment of Michael Hall School, that aims to create a culture of mutual respect, tolerance and fraternity. We are committed to continuing professional development of all our staff and to training new teachers.

The Teachers at Michael Hall School are responsible for delivering the Steiner Waldorf curriculum to the students, guiding the children to investigate core subjects such as language, history, maths, science and geography through creativity and imagination. They aim to:

  • Clearly communicate with students, colleagues and parents
  • Commit to each student individually, throughout their years of school
  • Create lively, interactive lesson plans
  • Push themselves to grow and constantly question their teaching methods
  • Push beyond their comfort zones
  • Think outside the box
  • Inspire their students to keep progressing

Our Administration team works together to support the teachers, and the maintenance and kitchen staff work to ensure a smooth functioning of daily operations of the School.

Rachel Ford-Blanchard

Assistant Principal and Early Childhood Lead

Rachel is a dedicated educator and progressive leader in the field of Waldorf Early Childhood Education who has been a part of the Michael Hall community for over 10 years. With a strong belief in the holistic development of the child through play, rhythm and reverence, she has devoted her career to promoting Waldorf Early Childhood education. Rachel believes in fostering an environment where children can thrive emotionally, intellectually, and creatively. Her commitment for inclusive practice and safeguarding have been a driving force for progressive change in the Waldorf Early Childhood movement in the UK.

In addition to her dedication to Early Childhood Education, Rachel enjoys spending time with her family creating, reading and tree watching.  

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