Merton Special Teaching Alliance

National Teaching Shcool

University Research

Rosie Lawrence, Reception Teacher at Perseid School is co-author of a paper entitled 'Distraction of Mental Arithmetic by Background Speech' recently published in the journal of Experimental Psychology. The read the paper in full, please click here.


 London South Bank University - Mentoring for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum (2015)

Are you aged 18-24?

Are you on the autism spectrum?

Would you be interested in working with a mentor to acheive your goals?

If so, London South Bank University and Research Autism would love to hear from you. For more information, please click here.


SeeAbility Children's Project (2014)

The Merton Special Teaching Alliance works alongside the SeeAbility charity; a charity which works to enrich the lives of people with sight loss and multiple disabilities across the UK. 


What is the impact of introducing an iPad on the pupils I teach with severe learning difficulties?

The MSTA have undertaken a piece of research to measure the impact introducing a class iPad has on the learning of pupils with severe learning difficulties. 


Use of Timelines: Findings of a Small Scale Research Project

MSTA commissioned work from Dan Grant to examine the use of timelines to help young people and their families express significant events impacting on their behaviour, emotional and social difficulties.


ISC Healthy Eating Leading Ladies Programme

MSTA worked with Inner Strength Consulting on the delivery of the ISC Healthy Eating Leading Ladies Programme with the aim of improving healthy eating and wellbeing. The programme took place at the SMART Centre, Merton, between February and April 2015.


An investigation into the teaching of writing in a special school for pupils with learning difficulties: Reconnaissance to inform future action research


Ongoing research that MSTA is involved with includes: