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School Direct Teacher Training

Why choose school-based training?

Watch this video and click through the photo gallery below to see what our teaching staff and trainees have to say!

Starting your teaching career at the Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

At the Vaughan you are choosing to start your career in one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. Our success is a reflection of our belief in being innovative whilst staying true to those traditions which have stood the test of time. Central to our mission is an unwavering commitment to developing the full potential of all members of the Vaughan community, both pupils and teaching professionals alike. From the outset your professional development will be firmly rooted in a supportive environment where you will be trained and mentored by highly experienced colleagues dedicated to helping you achieve your goal of becoming an outstanding teacher.

School Experience Morning

Want to see the school, watch some lessons and find out a little more about what's involved? 

Teachers and leaders at one or more of our lead schools host a number of visits or ‘open classrooms’ with a focus on a particular subject, key stage or aspect of school improvement. These sessions can be tailored to suit the requirements of those attending. Professional discussions and opportunities for reflection are integrated.

 

Teacher Training at the Vaughan

Our teacher training is conducted via the DfE School Direct programme and e-Qualitas. We also work closely with a variety of primary and secondary schools and universities across London.

The School Direct pathway into teaching offers you the opportunity of early hands on experience in the classroom and to be mentored by experienced teaching practitioners from the outset.

School Direct

  • A salaried or unsalaried (tuition fee) role where you train whilst teaching in a school.
  • Trainees are assigned an experienced subject mentor who takes the lead in providing coaching and guidance; this includes a weekly meeting and ongoing professional training sessions. The School’s Professional Development Tutors will also assist in this process.
  • Trainees would begin with a reduced teaching timetable which gradually builds throughout the one-year programme.
  • This programme also includes extended placements in contrasting schools in order to give a greater depth and scope to the training programme.

Requirements

School Direct (tuition fee) places are for applicants who will be students, and charged a tuition fee. Students may be able to obtain a student loan of up to £6,000, and may be eligible for a bursary.

Further information on both the salaried and unsalaried School Direct programme is available on the DfE School Direct portal and from e-Qualitas.

Our commitment to your professional development

  • Trainee teachers will be provided with a departmental mentor, professional development tutor as well as a tutor from eQualitas
  • A weekly programme of training sessions designed specifically for trainee teachers delivered by outstanding practitioners. These training sessions would work through the professional standards on weekly basis.
  • Trainee teachers will be provided with five days professional development at e-Qualitas.
  • Enrolment on the whole School’s professional development INSET programme. This would include five days of designated continuing professional development each year.
  • An opportunity to regularly observe experienced teachers in lessons across subject areas.
  • Access to extensive online resources.
  • A programme overseen by the Professional Development Tutors who will work closely with you and the mentors to ensure you receive the bespoke training and support you need.
  • Opportunities to visit and train in other schools with whom we closely work.

How to Apply

Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend our planned open evenings where you will have an opportunity to visit the School and meet those who will lead your professional training. Please indicate a week in advance via emailing us at teachingschool@cvms.co.uk with the date of the open evening you would like to attend.

Once decided, the formal application process is via the UCAS Teacher Training portal here.

1. Find the programme that's right for you - visit the Department for Education's 'Find Postgraduate Teaching Training' service. Search for the St John Southworth Alliance and look through the courses available. Note down the training provider code (150) and course code. 

2. Register with UCAS Teacher Training and complete your application. 

3. Interview - we will then invite you for an interview with a member of the Senior Leadership team. 

Places available for 2021-22

Please see the table below for full details of places available across the Alliance. For further information regarding these or the schools, please visit the UCAS website or speak with a member of our team by emailing: teachingschool@cvms.co.uk

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Subject Code School Provider
Art and Design 2XR6 QTS Full Time All Saints Catholic College EQ
Holland Park School
Main Site
Newman Catholic College
Biology 2PRT QTS Full Time with salary All Saints Catholic College EQ
Chiswick High School
Salary grant of £7,000 Holland Park School
Bursary £7,000 Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
St Ignatius College
St Joseph’s College
Biology 2XN8 QTS Full Time All Saints Catholic College EQ
Archbishop Tenison
Chiswick High School
Holland Park School
Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Newman Catholic College
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
St Ignatius College
St James’ Catholic High School
St Joseph’s College
The Sacred Heart Language College
Biology 3XWE Apprenticeship Plashet School EQ
Business Studies 36N4 QTS Full Time Holland Park School EQ
Main Site
Chemistry 29RG QTS Full Time with salary All Saints Catholic College EQ
Chiswick High School
Holland Park School
Salary grant of £24,000 Main Site
Bursary £24,000 Maria Fidelis Girls School
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
St Ignatius College
St Joseph’s College
Chemistry 2XNR QTS Full Time Chiswick High School EQ
Holland Park School
Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Totteridge
Chemistry 3XWB Apprenticeship Plashet School EQ
Salary grant £15,000 Ernest Bevin EQ
Space Studio West London EQ
Classics 2PRS QTS Full Time Holland Park School EQ
Main Site
Computing 2PRH QTS Full Time with salary Holland Park School EQ
Main Site
Salary grant £24,000 Newman Catholic College
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
Computing 39YF QTS Full Time Holland Park School EQ
Main Site
Computing B271 Apprenticeship Charter School EQ
Design and Technology 36NF QTS Full Time Holland Park School EQ
Main Site
St Ignatius College
Design and Technology 3XWD Apprenticeship Slough and Eton EQ
Drama 36LH QTS Full Time Holland Park School EQ
Newman Catholic College
Economics 39YG QTS Full Time Holland Park School
English 29RF QTS Full Time All Saints Catholic College EQ
Holland Park School
Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Newman Catholic College
St Ignatius College
St James’ Catholic High School
St Joseph’s College
The Sacred Heart Language College
Chiswick High School
Totteridge
English 3XWA Apprenticeship Lord Grey School EQ
Ernest Bevin EQ
Plashet School
Geography 29RC QTS Full Time Chiswick High School EQ
Holland Park School
Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Newman Catholic College
Barnshill School
St. Ignatius
History 2XPL QTS Full Time Chiswick High School EQ
Holland Park School
Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
St Ignatius College
History 3XYY Apprenticeship The Totteridge Academy
Plashet School
Mathematics 29RD QTS Full Time with salary All Saints Catholic College
Ernest Bevin
Chiswick High School
Salary grant of £24,000 Holland Park School
Bursary grant of £24,000 Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Newman Catholic College
St Cecilia’s Church of England School
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
St Ignatius College
St Joseph’s College
Mathematics 2XPW QTS Full Time Chiswick High School EQ
Holland Park School
Main Site
Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Newman Catholic College
St Cecilia’s Church of England School
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
St Ignatius College
St James’ Catholic High School
St Joseph’s College
The Sacred Heart Language College
Mathematics 3XWC Apprenticeship St James Catholic High School EQ
Space Studio West London EQ
Salary grant of £15,000 Ernest Bevin EQ
Plashet
Modern Languages 2PRN QTS Full Time Holland Park School EQ
Modern Languages 36LC QTS Full Time with salary Holland Park School EQ
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Newman Catholic College
Music 36LY QTS Full Time Holland Park School EQ
Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Music R671 Apprenticeship UAE Southbank EQ
No apprenticeship grant available for Music
Physical Education 29R9 QTS Full Time All Saints Catholic College EQ
Holland Park School
Only 2 places available Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Newman Catholic College
Physics 2PRL QTS Full Time with salary All Saints Catholic College EQ
Chiswick High School
Holland Park School
Salary grant of £24,000 Main Site
Bursary grant of £24,000 Maria Fidelis Girls School
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
St Ignatius College
St Joseph’s College
Physics 2XQT QTS Full Time All Saints Catholic College EQ
Holland Park School
Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Newman Catholic College
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
St Ignatius College
St James’ Catholic High School
St Joseph’s College
The Sacred Heart Language College
Totteridge
Physics with Mathematics 39VC QTS Full Time Holland Park School EQ
St Joseph’s College
Primary 2PRG QTS Full Time Servite Primary School EQ
St Francis of Assisi Catholic Primary School EQ
St Anne’s Primary School EQ
St Joseph’s R.C. Primary School
St. Joseph’s Infant and Junior (Wembley)
Our Lady of Grace Primary School
Primary 2XQY QTS Full Time Holy Family Catholic Primary School EQ
St Bernadette”s Catholic Primary School
St George’s Catholic Primary School
St Joseph’s Infant and Junior School
St Joseph’s R.C. Primary School
St Vincent’s Catholic Primary School
Primary (EYFS) 3FH6 QTS Full Time Our Lady of Grace Primary School EQ
Psychology 39XC QTS Full Time Holland Park School EQ
Religious Education 2PRJ QTS Full Time All Saints Catholic College EQ
Holland Park School
Main Site
Maria Fidelis Girls School
Newman Catholic College
St Gregory’s Catholic Science College
St Ignatius College
St James’ Catholic High School
St Joseph’s College
Social Sciences 36LL QTS Full Time Chiswick High School EQ
Main Site

 

Subject Code School Provider
Chemistry 3CPY QTS Full Time Newman Catholic College St Mary’s
History 3CPZ QTS Full Time Newman Catholic College St Mary’s
Mathematics 3CQD QTS Full Time Newman Catholic College St Mary’s
Modern Languages 3CQ2 QTS Full Time Newman Catholic College St Mary’s
Physical Education 3CPX QTS Full Time Newman Catholic College St Mary’s
Physics 3CQC QTS Full Time Newman Catholic College St Mary’s
Primary 36YY QTS Full Time St Joseph’s R.C. Primary School St Mary’s
Thomas Jones Primary School St Mary’s