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School Experience Information Sessions

Are you or someone you know interested in training to teach? 

We are pleased to offer a series of convenient one-hour online sessions where you can learn about the teacher training and speak with our lead trainers.​

In these sessions, Ms O'Connell, Assistant Head for Teaching and Learning, will explain the application process and will outline what in-school training looks like. She will provide tips on how to succeed in interviews for School Direct training and go through the typical demands and benefits of secondary school teaching. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the process, and also the chance to apply for lesson observation days in an inspiring London teaching environment, meeting a dynamic staff, many of whom once trained here and can offer their own perspective and advice on the training process.​


  • Monday, 3rd June at 14:30 (Online)
  • Thursday, 6th June: English Subject specific at The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School (in person)
  • Monday, 17th June at 14:30 (Online)

To register for any of these sessions, please visit the Department for Education School Experience site.

For further information, feel free to email Rachael Fletcher at

School Experience Days 

School Experience days provide those who might be interested in a career in teaching an invaluable opportunity to visit us and see what life is like the daily life of an outstanding school. During your visit you will observe a range of lessons and meet with teachers and senior leaders. This will also include an overview of routes into teaching, especially School Direct, and a session on teaching and learning. We are only able to consider those considering a School Direct teacher training course and are unable to provide experience for those already signed up to training providers or those only seeking the PGCE route. 

The next in-school experience day for English (Secondary) will be 6 June 2024

For the latest information and to book, please click here.​