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Our school offers a high quality placement for all trainee teachers through Partnership London SCITT

About Partnership London SCITT

‘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.

For more information on Partnership London SCITT, our vision and how to apply, follow the link to our website:

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At St Helen’s we make a considerable investment in the training of all staff, including initial teacher training.  This investment has been recognised through our Investors in People award.  This was first awarded in 2003 and subsequently reaccredited in 2006 and 2009.  In 2012 the school gain the Investors in People Gold award, which was reaccredited in 2015

We have trained nearly 20 teachers on the Graduate Teacher Programme and we are now continuing this training through School Direct.  St Helen’s is now part of the London East Teacher Training Alliance (LETTA).  For further details please click on the link to the LETTA website.

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In addition, we work with St-Edward's Teaching School Alliance and Partnership London SCITT. 

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