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.

Bespoke Support

Within the Merton Special Teaching Alliance, we are in a position to provide a range of support for schools within the Alliance and for schools outside.

Consultancy Support

MSTA provides bespoke support from trained teachers who can support your setting with consultancy advice or training. To book any of our staff to work in your setting please email teachingschoolbookings@perseid.merton.sch.uk.

Emma Westwood, Acting Assistant Head of Early Years

Emma is Assistant Head and Head of Early Years at Perseid School, having taught in both mainstream and special schools for the past 10 years.

Emma is a member of the Perseid School Behaviour Support Team, a PROACT SCIPr-UK Instructor, a Signalong Tutor and regularly provides training on ASD, Challenging Behaviour and Early Language Development.

Emma is involved in an extensive range of outreach work with local mainstream and special schools to support specific students, develop schemes of work and facilitate staff development.

Kim Bulman, Lead Teacher for Behaviour Support at Perseid School

Kim’s specialist area of interest is behaviour support and pupils with ASD. She is currently Lead Teacher for Behaviour Support at Perseid School. She oversees a team of 3 instructors and leads the development of behaviour support across the school – including staff training and support. Kim is a PROACT SCIPr-UK Instructor (Positive Behaviour Support) and is trained in PECS and TEACH.

She has taught in SLD schools since 1994 across KS2, 3,4 and 6th Form, and has a Bed (Hons) and Masters in Learning Difficulties. She regularly provides consultancy advice to local schools.

Riana Jackson, Special Needs Teacher and Intensive Interaction Trainer

Riana is a special needs teacher and Intensive Interaction Trainer who supports students with severe and complex learning and communication difficulties aged from 3 - 19 years. She has over 12 years’ experience working with these students as well as implementing and embedding Intensive Interaction into a specialised school curriculum. She has worked with Dave Hewett since 2009 and has completed a Masters Degree in Education (with distinction) at the University of Birmingham, specialising in the field of Intensive Interaction. She provides a range of consultancy advice to schools and other organisations.


Sammy Tebano, Key Stage 2 Teacher and Sensory Rooms Coordinator

Sammy is currently a Key Stage 2 teacher at Perseid School and the Sensory Rooms Coordinator. She has a range of experience as a Signalong Tutor – ranging from delivering 1day introductory courses to the Signalong Foundation Course.

She has 5 years of teaching experience in Special Needs, and holds a Psychology Degree, PGCE and a Postgraduate Certificate in Special Education from the University of Birmingham.