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The Partnership Learning Teaching School Alliance works with accredited ITT providers to offer routes into teaching; School Direct (salaried) and School Direct (tuition) for both Primary and Secondary phases.

Led by Sydney Russell, an Outstanding secondary school, Warren Juniors, an outstanding primary school and in partnership with Partnership London SCITT (Secondary) and Goldsmiths University (Primary), the Partnership Learning Teaching School Alliance offers you a fantastic school based opportunity to train in a supportive and aspirational environment.

Our staff are excellent practitioners with outstanding behaviour management skills and we are eager to support and train the next generation of teachers.

Our alliance includes Primary, Secondary 11-18 and a Special School. They are conveniently located and you will have the unique opportunity to experience more than one school, age range and sector.  We have successfully worked with trainee teachers for many years and offer you outstanding practical teacher training leading to QTS with the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). This is truly an exceptional opportunity.

Our accrediting partner for the secondary phase, Partnership London SCITT (PLS), is ‘Inspiring today’s learners to be tomorrow’s leaders’.  With PLS we very much see teaching as a vocation and in this light we aim to recognise and respond sensitively to the talents and needs of every trainee teacher and provide the best means of developing their full potential.

We aim to recruit, train and retain the very best teachers for our context of London and Essex.  A key part of our philosophy is that we ensure equality of opportunity and welcome, value and respect all who train with us.

We aim to build a learning community based on justice and a sense of personal responsibility.  Central to our philosophy is promoting dialogue and cooperation with the wider community and encouraging, in all our trainees, a commitment to life-long learning.


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You will be joining an Outstanding school and its partners and from the outset you will be working with staff who have a proven record of training and professional development. Life in schools is busy and you will be given the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of the teacher’s role. You will develop the rigour, professional knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to become a skilful, innovative and reflective teacher. We will provide practical training underpinned by theoretical research.


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Our trainees will engage with a range of schools of varying contexts to develop their practice. There will be a wealth of opportunities available. You will engage in focussed observations, professional study, subject workshops and importantly, time will be made available for reflection and planning. You will also work closely with your Subject Mentor, an Outstanding practitioner, to develop pedagogy and subject knowledge.


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Our trainees join us from day one of the academic year and from the very beginning are treated as part of a team and attend staff meetings and training days. Our staff are our most valuable asset and we work hard to create an environment in which they feel supported and valued.

Your time in school will be sent working alongside your Subject Mentor and other appropriate staff. During the autumn and summer term you will be based at one of the schools in our partnership but during the spring term you will complete a placement in another of our partner schools.  Through a process of joint preparation, observation and reflection you will develop their subject knowledge and pedagogy across all relevant key stages.


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To consolidate and deepen the classroom experience our trainees regularly receive a formal school based training programme delivered by experts in each field, from across the schools within our Partnership. The training sessions take into consideration and build upon prior experiences and learning.


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For further information on all the partners please check out their websites below:




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Child Care Facilities    

There is a private nursery attached to some of the schools in our partnership. Application details can be provided on request.

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Disability Access

Partnership Learning Teaching School Alliance has full access for people with disabilities.

Public Transport

Partnership Learning Teaching School Alliance schools are easily accessible by public transport.

Special Features

The course is a school-led training programme that allows trainees to train and work within a school environment from the outset of their training. Led by an outstanding school we have a commitment to training the next generation of teachers through exposing trainees to the best practice across our partnership of schools. We also provide the unique opportunity to experience working in a special School.


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Telephone Number:  020 8270 4333

Website:  www.partnershiplearningtsa.com

Where to find us

Partnership Learning Teaching School Alliance
Sydney Russell School
Parsloes Avenue
Essex RM9 5QT