Merton Special Teaching Alliance

Our Vision

To ensure the most successful outcomes for all our pupils especially those with special and/or educational needs through a shared moral purpose and the development of outstanding practice across the Alliance.

Who Are We?

The Merton Special Training Association (MSTA) grew from the Merton Special Teaching Alliance which existed between 2012 and 2021. It was formed by Perseid School and Cricket Green School. We work to deliver  support for school effectiveness and specialist best practice which includes School to School support, Continuing Professional and Leadership Development (CPLD) and Initial Teacher Training (ITT). We are aligned with the Wandle Teaching School Hub.

MSTA is headed jointly by Tina Harvey (Headteacher at Perseid School) and Celia Dawson (Headteacher at Cricket Green School.  Matt Ball ( Bishop Gilpin Primary), Alison Jerrard (Ricards Lodge High School ), Carla Chandler (Melbury College) and Katharine Davies (Lead Consultant)  are our strategic partners who collectively  work to set the overall direction of MSTA. Our unique context enables s to offer exciting and relevant opportunities to achieve our vision. MSTA is commited to the principles of Ethical Leadership.

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Tina Harvey - Headteacher at Perseid School

Celia Dawson - Headteacher at Cricket Green School

Our Partners