Teaching Schools

Merton Special Teaching Alliance

The Merton Special Teaching Alliance was formed by Perseid School and Cricket Green School teaching schools in March 2012.

Their vision is to ensure the most successful outcomes for pupils with special and/or additional educational needs through a shared moral purpose and the development of outstanding practice across the alliance.

The Merton Special Teaching Alliance serves local schools by offering:

  • Initial Teacher Training

The Alliance offers teaching practice placements for PGCE and BA QTS student teachers, specialist option tuition for PGCE students and a successful School Direct Programme.

  • Continuous Professional Development

We have developed a comprehensive programme of courses and conferences to enhance teaching and learning.

  • School to School Support

The Alliance provides expert school to school support for member schools and for schools outside the Alliance.

  • Leadership Development

Leadership programmes and opportunities run by the Alliance enable experienced teachers to develop their leadership skills.

  • Research & Development

Merton Special Teaching Alliance carries out practitioner enquiry and research in order to enhance teaching and learning for learners with a wide range of SEND.