Month: January 2019

Job Vacancy: Finance Assistant

Applications are invited for the following role:

Finance Assistant

We are currently looking for an experienced Finance Assistant to join our educational Charity.  You will be reporting directly to the Head of Executive Administration and take responsibility for the day to day accounts function of the business. An eye for detail, IT skills and a high degree of organisation and initiative are essential.

Location: Crossfields Institute office in Stroud
Hours: Part time (12 hours per week) – flexible over 2 or 3 days
Duration: Permanent (after probation period)
Salary range: to £25,000 (pro-rata)

Crossfields Institute is a charity and awarding organisation specialising in integrative and holistic education.

Closing date: Monday February 4th close of business

Please send your CV and a personal statement to strictly by the closing date above. More information can be found in the job description and personal specification. If you would like to discuss this vacancy, please contact Cecile Ithurbide at  or by calling 01453 808118

New Integrated Education qualification for schools

Crossfields Institute is delighted to announce that a new qualification for schools has been launched.

Crossfields Institute Level 2 Integrated Education Extended Diploma

is now open for registrations and interested schools are invited to seek centre approval.

This qualification is for students aged 14 and over and contains sixteen modules, eight of which are mandatory. The qualification delivers a broad curriculum which will be taught and assessed using transdisciplinary work, with a focus on collaborative and individual project work and problem solving.  It includes an Independent Project module that enables students to follow their passion and explore an interest or career aspiration in depth and modules that assess Creative Thinking Skills, and Personal and Social Learning Skills, drawing on formal, non-formal and informal learning and any area of the taught curriculum.

This qualification has been developed to encourage more transdisciplinary work across subjects, increase students’ ability to think laterally and work creatively. As schools are increasingly constrained by knowledge-focused, high stakes exam based qualifications this provides an opportunity for students to think for themselves and develop as more autonomous learners. This approach is in direct response to the needs of employers who want more creative thinking in their future employees.

This qualification was developed as a result of the ACTS project ( which was recognised and funded by Erasmus+ (Key Action 2, School Education Strategic Partnership Project 2015). The project was led by the Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship (UK) in partnership with Sammenslutningen af frie Rudolf Steiner skoler i Danmark (Denmark); Steinerskoleforbundet (Norway); Steinerkasvatuksen liitto (Finland) and Crossfields Institute. Together, the four national federations of Steiner Waldorf Schools brought a wealth of curriculum and pedagogical expertise to the project and development of this qualification.

Crossfields Institute is a Gloucestershire based education charity, approved by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulations in England) as an awarding organisation. The Institute specialises in the development of qualifications that take an integrative, human-centred approach to learning and development.

Any schools who are interested in finding out more about offering this qualification should contact