Our partnership schools

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PLS is a dynamic partnership between two existing teaching school alliances (Sydney Russell Teaching School Alliance & East London Teaching School Alliance). For the primary route we work with our strategic partner St Edward’s Teaching School Alliance.

PLS is led by two Outstanding schools, Sydney Russell in Dagenham and St Angela’s Ursuline in Newham. Both schools have a long track record of outstanding teacher training and now, as a SCITT, are in the position to offer you top class training working with outstanding professionals in a vibrant teaching atmosphere. The perfect start to your career.

From the outset you will be working as part of the staff of the school. You will be seen by colleagues and students as a full member of staff and not a ‘trainee’ who has been placed by a university. This seemingly small point makes a huge difference to your standing in a school and will provide a much firmer platform from which you can develop your teaching skills. In addition you will be trained by practicing teachers who are also completely up to date with the latest in educational theory, research and development and cutting edge practice.

A school-centred course gives you the very best of both worlds: the theory, the practice, the professional development and extended placements with colleagues who really want to make you an outstanding teacher.

All PLS partners have shown a commitment to ‘growing their own’ and are now at a point where they would like to carry this process to the next level, developing the next generation of school leaders from teachers trained within their own schools.


Teaching Schools in partnership with PLS

East London Teaching School Alliance

Sydney Russell Teaching School Alliance

St Edward’s Teaching School Alliance (primary route)


Schools working in partnership with PLS 

Azhar Academy Girls School, 235a Romford Road, London, E7 9HL

Cumberland School, Oban Close, London, E13 8SJ

Dagenham Park C of E School, School Road, Dagenham, Essex, RM10 9QH

Eastbrook School, Dagenham Road, Dagenham, Essex,RM10 7UR

Eastbury Community School, Hulse Ave, Barking, IG11 9UW

Eastbury Primary School, Dawson Ave, Barking, IG11 9QQ

Grays Convent School, 23 College Avenue, Grays, Essex, RM17 5UX

Greatfields School,The Shaftesburys, Barking IG11 7JA

Jo Richardson Community School, Gale Street, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 4UN

Kingsford Community School, Kingsford Way, Beckton, London, E6 5JG

London Enterprise Academy, Aneurin Bevan House, 81-91 Commercial Road, London, E1 1RD

Marner Primary, Devas St, Bow, London E3 3LL

Mulberry Academy Shoreditch, Gosset St, London E2 6NW

Norlington School and Sixth Form, Norlington Road, Leyton, London, E10 6JZ

Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School, Chestnut Drive, Wanstead, London, E11 2TA

Plashet School, Plashet Grove, East Ham, London, E6 1DG

Riverside School, 40 Thames Road, Barking, Essex, IG11 0HZ

Robert Clack School, Green Ln, Dagenham RM8 1AL

Royal Docks Community School, Custom House, Prince Regent Ln, London E16 3HS

Sarah Bonnell School, Deanery Road, Stratford, London, E15 4LP

School 21, Pitchford Street, London, E15 4RZ

Sir John Cass’s Foundation and Redcoat C of E School, Stepney Way, London, E1 0RH

St Angela’s Ursuline School, St George’s Road, London, E7 8HU

St Augustine’s Catholic Primary School, Gants Hill, Cranbrook Rd, Essex IG2 6RG

St Edward’s Catholic Primary School, Green Street, London, E13 9AX

St Helen’s Catholic Primary School, Chargeable Lane, London, E13 8DW

St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School, Church Road, London, E12 6HB

Thames View Junior School, Samuel Ferguson Place Essex, Bastable Ave, Barking IG11

The Albany School, Broadstone Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 4AJ

The Palmer Catholic Academy, Aldborough Road South, Ilford, Essex, IG3 8EU

The Sydney Russell School, Parsloes Avenue, Dagenham, Essex, RM9 5QT

The Ursuline Academy Ilford, Morland Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4JU

Warren Junior School, Gordon Road, Chadwell Heath, Essex, RM6 6DA

West Hatch High School, High Rd, Chigwell IG7 5BT