Merton Special Teaching Association

Our Vision

Our vision is to ensure the most successful outcomes for all our pupils especially those with special and/or additional needs through a shared moral purpose and the development of outstanding practice across the local area and region. This vision is underpinned by our commitment to the Framework for Ethical Leadership in Education which came out of the Ethical Leadership Commission established by ASCL and others in 2018 because of the lack of guiding principles for ethical leadership in education. We will ensure that we abide by its 7 principles to support our decision making. These principles are;
    Selflessness    Integrity    Objectivity    Accountability    Openness    Honesty    Leadership

In order to achieve our vision we will:

  • Foster a culture of openness, honesty and trust within and beyond MSTA
  • Demonstrate a commitment to improving outcomes for all students including students with SEN / AEN through high-quality teaching and learning
  • Direct activities to impact on standards and ensure that school-based CPD impacts on classroom practice and the progress of students
  • Embrace our collective role in meeting needs across the local area
  • Evaluate our practice to ensure national priorities are met within the local and regional context.

Our working practices 

As leaders we will show leadership through the following personal virtues and ensure that all our work reflects each of the themes as follows:  

Trust   Wisdom   Kindness    Justice   Service   Courage    Optimism