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Paddington Academy

Paddington Academy is an 'Outstanding', non-selective academy in inner West London with 1,200 students from ages 11-18. As part of United Learning, our aim is to bring out the 'best in everyone' and we continuously strive to ensure that students and staff have every opportunity to do so.

Paddington Academy is proud to partner with United Teaching, an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ teacher training programme. As a national provider, United Teaching’s ambitious teacher training programme is driven by a research-informed curriculum preparing trainees for the demands of modern teaching. Our school visit experience is an invaluable taster opportunity to experience quality first teaching and learning in action.

With subject specialists, dedicated mentors, and top-rated wellbeing support, United Teaching support trainees to make the teacher training journey one to remember with a fantastic support network, and nationally recognised professional qualifications so trainee teachers can enter their Early Career Teacher years with confidence. The United Teaching ITT supports trainees to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding to become the teachers of tomorrow and the education leaders of the future,

About our school experience


Join us for an immersive teaching experience at Paddington Academy. The day will include the following:

- A tour of our school and experience the vibrant community of staff and students.
- Observe an impactful lesson in your preferred subject led by our successful graduates and gain insights into various teaching techniques.
- Engage with students to experience the joys and challenges of classroom interaction firsthand.
- Meet with the school leadership, gaining valuable insights into the ethos and culture of the school.
- Participate in an enlightening Q&A session and have all your questions answered about our ‘outstanding’ teacher training programme delivered by United Teaching.

Start and finish times
9:00am to 11.00am
Dress code

Business dress


Teacher training

United Teaching National SCITT offers both salaried and non-salaried training routes for trainee teachers across our partnership and placement schools

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • None
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement dates

There are no upcoming dates


50 Marylands Road, London, W9 2DR
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50 Marylands Road, London, W9 2DR
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16)
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

  • Art and design
  • Biology
  • Business studies
  • Chemistry
  • Design and technology
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (other)
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Physics
  • Religious education
  • Spanish