All PLS teachers will experience the same placement structure throughout the training year, please see below how the training year is structured in regard to time at placements;
|Route||Placement A||Placement B||Placement A|
|All PLS Teachers||Autumn Term|
September - December
Placement B Induction Day - November 2021
|Spring Half Term 1 |
January - February (6 weeks)
|Spring Half Term 2 - Summer Term
February – June
(School Direct Salaried PLS teachers are contracted until the end of the academic year)
The second school placement is essential in giving PLS teachers a contrasting experience to that experienced in their placement A. The length of placement B is six weeks for all PLS teachers and will take place at the start of the Spring Term. PLS will organise a swap with another contrasting school within the partnership. All PLS teachers will have visited their placement B before the Spring Term to ensure a seamless and effective transition for PLS teacher, mentor and learners.
PLS work in partnerships with schools across East London. PLS teachers may be placed in any of these partner schools.