DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: SWASEND FORUM – a regular forum for teachers
28th March – 23rd May – 27th June 2022
at 16.00 for approx I hr



“Our proper task as educators is to remove hindrances.”

Rudolf Steiner (1922) ‘The Art of Educating Young Children’ (Spiritual Ground of Education)

SWASEND is a professional organisation offering training, sponsored conferences, workshops and lecture events.


“The tutors were all of a very high calibre…I would highly recommend this course to anyone working or interested in this field” 

“This course made me, as a class teacher, much more aware of the children’s needs and gave me some really valuable tools to meet these needs.” 

“I was putting what I was learning into practice all the time” 

“I really appreciated coming together with other professionals and forming lasting connections”

“I would definitely recommend this course, because all teachers should know about learning differences” 


The Steiner Waldorf Association for Special Educational Needs and Disability (SWASEND) is a not-for-profit association set up in the late 1990s by and for teachers working with children and adolescents with learning differences within the context of Steiner Waldorf Education.

SWASEND was set up by Ewout van Manen, Brigitte Marking and Ann Swain for teachers. The aim was, and continues to be, to foster continuously increasing high standards of Learning Support for children with special educational needs and disability within all educational systems. For more information click here.


Membership is open to Learning Support teachers and SENCOs working within the mainstream, independent and Steiner Waldorf sectors.

Full members will also receive Support for Children – a journal issued termly.

Membership application form can be downloaded here.