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 us to offer exciting and relevant opportunities to achieve our vision. MSTA is committed to the principles of Ethical Leadership.