The Sheiling School is committed to maintaining a therapeutic school community environment that is based on the social and educational principles of Rudolf Steiner. Essential to these principles is the recognition that behind every disability each person’s human integrity and spiritual wholeness are preserved. This means that every child, both because of and despite their disabilities, has something to give and something to learn in all of their relationships, with other children, with staff, teachers, carers, friends and family. The Sheiling School strives to maximise the diverse social and educational opportunities of community living, within a safe and secure environment, as a stepping stone for each child’s fulfilment of their potential.
We believe that mutual recognition and acceptance, within a distinct community setting, enable both the individual independence and social connectedness that form the basis of growth and change. We believe that recognising each child’s human and spiritual integrity means to educate and care for the whole child, intellectually, morally and physically a contemporary Holistic approach). The Sheiling School seeks to broaden each child’s horizons along with their confidence and ability to access the wider community beyond the schools