Teacher and pupil in iPad lesson, Education Teaching Alliance Lewisham

Initial Teacher Training at ETAL

Professional development

School-to-school support

Clarinet lessons, Education Teaching Alliance Lewisham

Professional Leadership

Encouraging young children to read together, Education Teaching Alliance Lewisham

Initial Teacher Training at ETAL

Professional Leadership

ETAL is committed to offering an outstanding range of professional learning opportunities, leadership development, school led initial teacher training, school-to-school support and research opportunities.

Teaching Schools and their alliances are at the forefront of the change towards a school-led system. Teaching schools are outstanding schools that work with others to provide high-quality training and development to new and experienced school staff. They are part of the government’s plan to give schools a central role in raising standards by developing a self-improving and sustainable school-led system. ETAL was one of the first 100 schools in the UK to be designated in 2011.

School Direct

UCAS is now open for Initial Teacher Training applications for 2017-18. If you are interested in training to become a primary teacher go to our School Direct page to find out more. ETAL has a range of primary schools in our alliance who are offering School Direct placements.

Alliance Schools and Partners

Our alliance is committed to transforming learning for children and teachers. Find out more about our ethos and vision for Alliance Schools.

Quotes from School Direct trainees

“You are able to extend yourself into the school more than you would on a traditional placement
and therefore build stronger relationships with pupils and teachers that will help to
improve your teaching!”
“The sense of belonging is something that underpins the School Direct experience.
As a School Direct trainee I have access to the full spectrum of school life!”

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ETALRT @duncanjacques1: 'I've learned more in the last hour than I have in the last 10 years' -comment from a participant on 'stepping up' @Exc3 days ago

The Lewisham Teaching Schools Alliance Partnership


ETAL works in partnership with the three other teaching schools in Lewisham. This partnership is known as Lewisham Teaching Schools Alliance Partnership or LTSAP.

LTSAP comprises:

  • Atlas – Haberdashers’ Askes Leathersellers Federation and strategic partners
  • Education Teaching Alliance Lewisham (ETAL) – Haseltine and Fairlawn Federation and strategic partners
  • Endeavour – Tidemill Academy and strategic partners
  • South Thames Early Education Partnership (STEEP) – Chelwood and Clyde Nursery Schools and strategic partners

For more information about LTSAP tap here.

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