Trainee Teacher of Art at The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School

The Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School currently has a position open for someone who wants to train to teach art starting in September 2022.

The school is part of The Saint John Southwark Enterprise and Research Alliance. This is a training provider based in central London with a thriving network of schools. 

The trainee will spend most of their time in-school while they study. They will work with experienced teachers. They will begin by observing others teach, then move on to team teaching with an experienced teacher in their department. When ready they will move on to teaching independently, with the presence of a qualified, subject specialist in the classroom to support them every step of the way.

Their study is based on distance learning resources on the virtual learning environment (VLE). Training sessions are provided by experienced school staff, and they attend some training (up to about 10 days, mostly held in a venue in central London). They also have a subject-specialist visiting tutor.


Skills and experience:

An undergraduate wanting to train to teach Art and Design. 

Grade 4 (C) or above in GCSE English and maths, or equivalent qualification.

Preferable but not essential: experience working with young people aged 11-18 years old.

  1. Subject knowledge
  2. Motivation to become the best teacher possible.
  3. Ability to analyse and learn from experience, and to act on feedback.
  4. Creativity and imagination.
  5. Capacity for hard work.
  6. Perseverance.
  7. Good organisational skills.
  8. Empathy and a liking for young people.
  9. Ambition to make a difference by becoming an inspirational teacher.

    Application procedure:

Deadline is 31 May 2022.
Contact the Art department here directly with your c.v. to express your interest: or apply through or visit to apply through The Saint John Southwark Enterprise and Research Alliance.