Merton Special Teaching Alliance
Primary (3X72)

QTS full time with salary

Accredited body
Financial support

Qualified teacher status (QTS) allows you to teach in state schools in England and may also allow you to teach in other parts of the UK.

It may also allow you to teach in the EU and EEA, though this could change after 2020.

If you’re planning to teach overseas, you should always check what qualifications are needed in the country you’d like to teach in.

Course length
1 year
Date you can apply from
8 October 2019
Date course starts
September 2020


About the course

A unique opportunity to join our gifted team via the School Direct Salaried route and gain Qualified Teaching Status at our Outstanding School (P.G.C.E qualification possible with study extension - optional).

Cricket Green Special school is offering successful applicants a rare chance to gain QTS whilst completing extensive coverage of SEN and Primary training.

Successful candidates will cover the 4-9 age range in primary placements gaining valuable knowledge, skills and experience of teaching in a mainstream environment. You will also teach for two terms in our special school across KS1, KS2 and KS3 gaining additonal SEN experience and valuable pedagogical insights.

All candidates will be assessed by Equalitas, our established education provider, and will be judged against the Teaching Standards.

Candidates will be employed by CGS for the duration of the course with an annual salary of £21,641. You will be expected to work 5 days per week excluding attendance on Equalitas’ courses. For further details of the course please go to -

School practices: Two terms in the host school, CGS across KS1, KS2 and KS3 - special school placement. One split term in a mainstream primary school covering the current delivery of the National Curriculum; half a term in year 1 and half a term in year 4.

Interested candidates can email: Deputy Head teacher and ITT lead for the school

Interview process

Successful candidates will be expected to complete a half day interveiw comprising of: A presentation for our Pupil Council A micro teach of a KS3 class An interview with our team

Visits to the school are most welcome.

How school placements work

Applicant shortlisting will be based upon the content and quality of applications, qualifications and experience in both SEN and mainstream schools.

Successful applicants will then be scored against the criteria in our interview process.

For details of placements please see the ‘About this course’ section.


This is a salaried course offering Qualified teaching Status. Candidates also have the option to gain a P.G.C.E qualification by completing three distant learning assignments with Leeds Beckett University, an education partner of Equalitas - fee £1600

Successful candidates will be employed by CGS for the duration of the course on a starting salary of £21,641.

Financial support

Financial support isn’t available for this course because it comes with a salary.

If you choose a course without a salary, you may be eligible for financial support while you study, including bursaries, scholarships and loans.



For qualification requirements please visit the Equalitas website:

Personal qualities

In 2018, Cricket Green celebrated its third consecutive Outstanding judgement by Ofsted. Our aim is to strive for continued excellence and innovation.

We are seeking to recruit talented, hard working and passionate aspiring teachers whose ambitions include making a lasting difference to the lives of our very important young children.

We are seeking to recruit applicants with qualities including; strong people skills, self reflection, humility, a sense of humour, creative vision and determination.

About the training provider

MSTA works collaboratively with partners within Merton and beyond in order to bring about the best possible outcomes for pupils in our schools, especially those with special or additional needs. MSTA is led by two Merton (special) schools, Perseid and Cricket Green, along with (mainstream) primary schools Bishop Gilpin, Melbury College and the Smart Centre (special) and one (mainstream) high school, Ricards Lodge, in collaboration with Merton Local Authority. This complement provides a unique context for our Teaching School, led as it is by special schools working in close partnership with mainstream colleagues to ensure that our offer meets local need. MSTA offers trainees access to outstanding schools and outstanding teachers within our network, providing experience in local mainstream primary and specialist settings across Merton. A range of high quality professional development opportunities are available via this training route enabling trainees to fulfil their teaching and learning potential with us. 100% of MSTA ITT trainees who completed School Direct from 18-19 secured employment for 2019. For further information, please visit our website

About the accredited body

We are a large SCITT, working with schools of all kindsin the London area and across southern England. We have rolling recruitment, meaning that trainees can start in September or later in the academic year. Our aim is that all our trainees become excellent teachers. Everything we do is focused on this. In each of the last three years, two-thirds of our trainees have been graded ‘excellent’ in the final assessment for QTS.

Training with disabilities and other needs

MSTA welcomes applications from candidates with disabilities and other additional needs. We will work with candidates individually to accommodate their needs.

Contact details

Perseid School
Middleton Road


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