‘Training high quality practitioners to inspire today’s learners to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Partnership London SCITT (PLS) is dedicated to developing and improving education in East London. 

East London is a culturally rich, diverse and evolving community, and our aim is to recruit, train and retain the very best teachers for the young people in this community. At our core, we are a partnership and our mission focuses on the following three elements of teacher training and education:


Our learner centred curriculum aims to create a learning community rooted in continual reflection and professional dialogue between PLS teachers, expert colleagues and the learners they serve.


Our subject centred curriculum recognises the importance of knowledge and encourages commitment to lifelong learning as subject/phase specialists.


Our society centred curriculum encourages PLS teachers to serve, promote and challenge the community of the PLS partnership.

PLS is led by a team of educational experts with a wealth of experience and knowledge. This team is supported by high quality practitioners, still practising in schools across East London. 

Why train with us?

PLS is a unique collaboration between two alliances, ELTSA led by St Angela’s Ursuline and SRTSA led by Sydney Russell. 

Our school-led training takes place in over 40 vibrant, innovative and transforming Primary and Secondary schools in East London and Essex, covering a wide range of boroughs including, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Redbridge, Waltham Forest, Tower Hamlets, Havering and Thurrock. 

We offer a number of routes into the teaching profession; 

  • one-year programme QTS only (hyperlink to ‘Our Programmes’)
  • one year programme QTS and PGCE (Master’s level) accredited by University of Sussex

“Candidates and trainees benefit from the bespoke nature of the partnership’s offer. Co-directors and mentors develop individualised training programmes.” (PLS Ofsted, 2018)