We are proud to have been a National Teaching School since 2012, working with Bonner Primary School to lead Teach East London Teaching School Alliance (TELTSA). The 17 Tower Hamlets schools that form the teaching alliance believe that through collaboration and support we are able to deliver excellent continued professional development for our staff so that education for all the students in our schools is the very best. Teaching and Learning is at the heart of everything we do and is informed by the best practice honed by the latest educational research and by classroom based research.

Both Bonner and Morpeth Schools have a strong belief in the reciprocal nature of learning in terms of CPD. We therefore seize all opportunities for staff to work together and also to engage in dialogue with the many visitors we welcome, from ‘home and abroad’. Telling our story is, of course, also a means for reflecting on the strategies we have chosen. Maximising that reflection for a range of staff creates a culture and ethos of professional learning. All schools in the alliance share an ideology of equity and democracy.

The alliance is also an opportunity to maintain and increase the recruitment of high quality teaching and support staff to support the needs of children and schools in Tower Hamlets. We fully exploit our unique context to provide training and experience across a wide range of settings within very close geographical proximity: with our strategic partners we offer experiences from nursery to post 16, in both mixed and single sex institutions including a special school.