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Enhanced School Experience Days

8th November, 2018

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School offer a series of enhanced school experience days which provide an opportunity to meet with teachers, past trainees and pupils to help those considering a career in teaching gain an insight into the life of a busy and successful school. This will include an opportunity to observe lessons and to meet with school leaders who will guide you in what it takes to provide outstanding teaching and learning. These visits will also provide an opportunity to ask questions about the teacher training and the opportunities we and our partner schools can offer.

These Enhanced School Experience Placement Days are part of our recruitment drive. Our preference is that all who join us on these days are serious considering making an application to us through UCAS. We are unfortunately unable to offer school experience days to those trainees who have already secured a School Direct or PGCE placement with a provider.

Spaces are limited to 30 per day and are allocated on first come, first serve basis. Visits are limited to one per person and we cannot offer multiple days to an individual.

Currently we are offering three Enhanced School Experience Days in 2018-2019 on the following dates:

  • Friday 9 November
  • Friday 1 February
  • Thursday 21 March

All applications for these Enhanced School Experience Days are via the CVMS website here

Provisional schedule:

8.50 – 9.00 Arrival
Meet a school leader for tea/coffee in Library

9.00 – 10.00 Session 1
Introduction and overview to CVMS, RBTSA and School Direct and ITT
Understanding Educational Landscapes
School tour

10.00 – 11.10 Session 2
Safeguarding Young People
The Professional Standards and DGO presentation on ‘How to Observe a Lesson’
Group Task – Designing a learning task
Feedback with group presentations

11.10 – 11.30
Tea/coffee in the library

11.30 – 12.30 Session 3
Feedback with group presentations (continued where necessary)
Meet and Q/A with previous School Direct trainees

12.30 – 1.30
Lunch (sandwiches provided)

1.30 – 2.30 Session 3
Lesson observations (30 attendees divided into 6 groups of five taken to selected classes on chosen day.)

2.30 – 3.30 Session 4
Feedback and debrief
Discussion
Depart