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) was formed by Perseid School and Cricket Green School in 2012. We work to deliver  support for schools in the areas of School to School Support, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Initial Teacher Training (ITT). 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) to set the overall direction of the Teaching School. This provides a unique context for our Teaching School, being led by special schools working in close partnership with mainstream colleagues to ensure our offer meets local need. 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

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