Testimonials

Below are some testimonials from recent PLS trainees.

  • Mariella Di Caro – SCITT Co Director

    Mariella holds a BA (hons) in English Literature and a PGCE in Secondary English. She is the Co Director of PLS and has been teaching for 14 years. She has held a variety of roles of responsibility – Key Stage Three Lead in English, Deputy Head of English, NQT and ITT Co-ordinator. As Deputy Head of English she supported the development of the curriculum and CPD. She has played a key role in developing many teachers to become successful practitioners and go on to make outstanding contributions.

  • Karen McWalter – Deputy Head & SCITT Co Director

    Karen is the Director of the East London Teaching School and Co Director of the PLS SCITT. Since joining St Angela’s, Karen has taken on a variety of roles including Senior Tutor of Sixth Form and for the past eight years as an Assistant Head Teacher. During her career, Karen has been in charge of Staff CPD, NQTs, ITT, induction, student interventions, student voice and line managed the English and Science departments and aspects of Teaching and Learning.

  • I would highly recommend anyone looking to do their teacher training, to do it with the Partnership London SCITT programme.

    My experience: The PLS Primary (Teacher Training)
    It was only last year that I was part of the first ever cohort for the PLS programme for teacher training. I gained so much experience, knowledge and confidence throughout the year that I wouldn’t be the teacher I am today if it weren’t for the training and support that I received from my mentor, tutor and colleagues. I ensured that I worked really hard, I would always work on my targets each week ensuring I would succeed in completing the teachers’ standards successfully. Each term I progressed and developed, my observations got better and I passed my training year with flying colours. I’m now in my NQT year at a brilliant Catholic school in Newham. We’ve also just had our section 48 R.E. inspection and it went extremely well. In addition to this, I would also like to share that I was also observed during this inspection and I am proud to share that the inspector thought I wasn’t an NQT (what a compliment indeed) and I would have to thank my training year for the kind of teacher I have become. I would highly recommend anyone looking to do their teacher training, to do it with the Partnership London SCITT programme.

    Elaine Samson
    PLS Primary Trainee and NQT
  • Training to teach was one of the most challenging and fulfilling things I have ever done in my life

    Training to teach was one of the most challenging and fulfilling things I have ever done in my life. The experience was made even better by the support and guidance I received from the Partnership London SCITT and my school. They really are experts at bringing trainees of all prior experience levels through to becoming Good and Outstanding practitioners. I cannot recommend Partnership London SCITT enough.

    Stephen Roche
    PLS Trainee and NQT