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Brooke Weston Academy

Brooke Weston Academy is one of the top achieving schools in England and rated by Ofsted as Outstanding.

Led by Associate Principal Shaun Strydom, this innovative school leads the way in educational practices and sets the benchmark for our other Brooke Weston Trust schools.

It has a proud history of educating young people from Corby and Kettering since 1991 and the ideas and ethos pioneered at the academy have been recognised at a national level. Its examination results are regularly top of the local league tables.

Alongside academic achievement the academy also focuses on developing the whole person and seeks to offer many experiences both in and beyond the classroom. These opportunities help to instil in its students the qualities of confidence, respect, compassion, determination, teamwork and pride; all of which are essential in life and stand them in good stead for the years ahead.

Year on year 90% of students leaving Brooke Weston Academy go on to study at University or secure employment with further training opportunities.

In 2021 the Government announced that Brooke Weston Academy, which formerly operated a Teaching School Alliance, was designated as a Teaching School Hub, which will provide professional development and courses for teachers across Northamptonshire.

Latest Vacancy

  • Brooke Weston Academy

    HR Administrator

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 04/10/2021
    Full Time, Permanent

    Job Title:  HR Administrator

    Location:  Brooke Weston Academy

    Salary: £23,230

    Hours per week / Weeks per year: 37 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

    About Brooke Weston Academy 

    We believe that a handful of years spent at Brooke Weston Academy will open up a lifetime of opportunities for children. We believe that these opportunities are created by inspirational people like you!

    We are seeking to appoint into a band new HR Administrator position within the Academy.  Working within the Trust’s policies, the main duties for this person will be the end-to-end administration of our recruitment process, sickness absence monitoring and other HR administration duties. You will be the first point of contact for queries from employees and will be expected to work closely with our external HR advisers to ensure the effective delivery of the HR Service.  Due to the nature of this role it will be necessary for the successful candidate to provide a high level of confidentiality in all aspects of the work operations. This postholder is required to have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be organised and have a good knowledge of Microsoft packages.

    The person appointed will demonstrate a good standard of education, and be able to communicate at all levels, with students, staff and parents. Normal working hours will be 8:15 – 16:30 Monday to Friday, with a half an hour unpaid lunchbreak and a 4:00pm finish on Friday. There will be the need to adapt these hours on occasion to suit the needs of the school.

    For an informal discussion relating to this post or to arrange a visit prior to application please contact applications@brookeweston.org  

    About Brooke Weston Trust

    Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people. 

    Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people. 

    We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School. 

    To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.  

    How to apply

    Having read the advertisement, examined the job description and person specification, if you are inspired and motivated to apply for a position at Brooke Weston Academy these are your next steps:

    • Please complete all sections of the application form.  Please note that a CV will not be accepted without a completed application form. 
    • Write a letter of application on no more than one side of A4 (12 point text). Your letter of application should outline your previous experience and how this makes you a suitable candidate for the position for which you are applying.

    Please submit your letter of application and application form either by e-mail or by post to:

    Mr S Strydom 

    Brooke Weston Academy

    Coomb Road

    Corby

    Northamptonshire

    NN18 8LA

    E-mail: applications@brookeweston.org  

    The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

    Closing date for application: 4th October 2021

    Inteview Date TBC

    Apply Here
  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Teacher of Maths

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 01/10/2021
    Full Time, Permanent

    Salary: MPS/UPS - Full Time, Permanent

    We believe that a handful of years spent at Brooke Weston Academy will open up a lifetime of opportunities for children. We believe that these opportunities are created by inspirational teachers like you.  

    We want to appoint an exceptional Teacher of Maths to start at the Academy on a permanent basis.  As a specialist you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of Maths up to KS5.  If this role excites you, please get in touch, or even better, come and visit us. We want to hear from you.  We would be happy to discuss a full time or part time role.

    Our Academy

    Brooke Weston Academy is unusual, and exceptional.  We are an innovative and ambitious 11-18 secondary Academy set in the heart of Corby.  We are committed to supporting and challenging our students to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom.  Our school was founded 26 years ago in order to transform the education of young people in the community, and we have.  Yes, we are outstanding, driven by the needs of our students and our core values. We are never complacent and always restless to improve.  Our Academy was born out of the need for change, to be different and innovative; we were designed to be a laboratory of learning in an educational area of disadvantage.  We are valued within our community with almost 1000 students applying for the 180 places in year 7 this year. We are proud to be a high performing state comprehensive with a traditional curriculum but one which also highly values the arts, drama, sport and dance. The success of this vision led to the creation of the Brooke Weston Trust and the Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance with a mission to ‘go to the most difficult places and do good’.  

    Proud to be a part of The Brooke Weston Trust

    The Brooke Weston Trust is a family of primary and secondary schools in Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire. Our aim is quite simple; to provide high quality education and learning opportunities across our schools and to ensure that every child, no matter their background or starting point, leaves us with the necessary qualifications, skills and self-belief to fulfil their potential. 

    We have five simple, yet effective core values that underpin all our work:

    • Ambition for All

    • High Expectations

    • Excellent Teaching and Support

    • Working Together

    • Contributing to Society


    Therefore, we are committed to transforming schools within our Trust, to providing students with the ‘tickets for life’ for further education, employment or other destinations beyond school.

    We are proud to educate more than 7,000 students and employ more than 1,000 staff. We have a growing reputation, both within the communities in which we operate, but also at a national level where the Brooke Weston Trust is seen as a ‘can-do’ organisation, taking on the challenge and responsibility of making a difference in some of the country’s more challenging areas.

    We are equally as ambitious for our staff and promote a strong culture of professional collaboration and continuous improvement.

    Teaching with the Brooke Weston Trust can be an incredibly rewarding and satisfying career, which lets you see the real difference you are making to students’ lives and our wider communities. A teaching career also comes with the added benefits of job security, a very strong social team atmosphere, and the opportunity to develop independence and responsibility.  

    Being part of a multi-academy Trust also gives our employees access to a wide range of high-quality training and experience of working in a diverse range of educational settings. We also have our own Teaching School that delivers training and professional guidance to teachers at every stage of the profession.

    Join us

    Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our Academy is:

    • Warm, welcoming and inclusive thanks to an incredibly talented team of staff

    • A place that lives and breathes its values, with students at the heart of every decision

    • A school where students love learning, want to learn and are deeply curious about their subjects: behaviour in our school is exceptional 

    • Committed to creative and bespoke professional learning for all staff

    • An immaculate and professional environment with state of the art facilities, set in a large campus surrounded by beautiful landscape 

    • A high energy and rewarding place to work

    • Highly successful: results in all Key Stages are exceptional and we are incredibly proud of the success we have with our disadvantaged and SEND students.  

    • Our Academy is in the top 5% of schools nationally for progress and subjects are consistently significantly above the national average


    In addition to a fantastic learning environment we offer the following employee benefits:

    • A dynamic and supportive staff body led by a highly experienced leadership team

    • A focus on bespoke professional learning with opportunities to participate and lead Teaching School activities

    • Generous PPA allowance equivalent to one day per week

    • Breakfast and lunch for all staff in our restaurant

    • Variety of salary sacrifice schemes

    • Laptop provided to all staff


    Maths at Brooke Weston Academy

    • Dedicated subject area and classrooms 

    • Fully staffed with specialist teachers

    • Well-resourced departmental budgets and access to cutting edge technology 


    A great place to live and work

    Corby is a vibrant and growing town in Northamptonshire, reinventing itself from its steel past into a popular commuter town for London.  We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and market towns.  This is a community that our team love to work and live in.

    How to apply

    Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website www.brookeweston.org or by telephoning 01536 396366.  Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Associate Principal or electronically to applications@brookeweston.org

    Closing date: 1 October 2021

    Interviews: Week commencing 4 October 2021


    The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

    Apply Here
  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Teacher of PE

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 01/10/2021
    Full Time, Permanent

    Salary - MPS/UPS, Full Time, Permanent

    We believe that a handful of years spent at Brooke Weston Academy will open up a lifetime of opportunities for children. We believe that these opportunities are created by inspirational teachers like you. 

    We want to appoint an exceptional Teacher of PE to start at the Academy. As a specialist you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of PE up to KS5. If this role excites you, please get in touch, or even better, come and visit us. We want to hear from you.

    Our Academy

    Brooke Weston Academy is unusual, and exceptional. We are an innovative and ambitious 11-18 secondary Academy set in the heart of Corby.  We are committed to supporting and challenging our students to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom. Our school was founded 26 years ago in order to transform the education of young people in the community, and we have.  Yes, we are outstanding, driven by the needs of our students and our core values. We are never complacent and always restless to improve. Our Academy was born out of the need for change, to be different and innovative; we were designed to be a laboratory of learning in an educational area of disadvantage. We are valued within our community with almost 1000 students applying for the 180 places in year 7 this year. We are proud to be a high performing state comprehensive with a traditional curriculum but one which also highly values the arts, drama, sport and dance. The success of this vision led to the creation of the Brooke Weston Trust and the Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance with a mission to ‘go to the most difficult places and do good’.  

    Join us

    Quite aside from the opportunity to work with pupils whose energy, creativity and enthusiasm never fail to inspire, our Academy is:

    · Warm, welcoming and inclusive thanks to an incredibly talented team of staff

    · A place that lives and breathes its values, with students at the heart of every decision

    · A school where students love learning, want to learn and are deeply curious about their subjects: behaviour in our school is exceptional 

    · Committed to creative and bespoke professional learning for all staff

    · An immaculate and professional environment with state of the art facilities, set in a large campus surrounded by beautiful landscape 

    · A high energy and rewarding place to work

    · Highly successful: results in all Key Stages are exceptional and we are incredibly proud of the success we have with our disadvantaged and SEND students. 

    · Our Academy is in the top 5% of schools nationally for progress and subjects are consistently significantly above the national average

    In addition to a fantastic learning environment we offer the following employee benefits:

    · A dynamic and supportive staff body led by a highly experienced leadership team

    · A focus on bespoke professional learning with opportunities to participate and lead Teaching School activities

    · Generous PPA allowance equivalent to one day per week

    · Breakfast and lunch for all staff in our restaurant

    · Subsided professional gym on site

    · Variety of salary sacrifice schemes

    · Laptop provided to all staff

    PE at Brooke Weston Academy

    · Dedicated subject area and classrooms with the latest touchscreen technology

    · Fully staffed with specialist teachers

    · Well-resourced departmental budgets, access to cutting edge technology and one of the most beautiful libraries you will ever see in a school

    · In 2018 84% of students achieved 9-4 (A*-C) grades

    A great place to live and work

    Corby is a vibrant and growing town in Northamptonshire, reinventing itself from its steel past into a popular commuter town for London. We are surrounded by beautiful countryside and market towns. This is a community that our team love to work and live in.

    How to apply

    Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website www.brookeweston.org or by telephoning 01536 396366. Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to applications@brookeweston.org.

    Closing date: Friday 1st October 2021

    Interviews: Week commencing 4 October 2021

     

    The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

    Apply Here
  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Teacher of Geography

    Start Date: 03/01/2022
    Close Date: 25/10/2021

    Teacher of Geography

    January 2022

    Full Time, Permanent

    MPS/UPS

     

    Brooke Weston is an Outstanding and oversubscribed Academy in Northamptonshire.  We offer an exceptional working and learning environment, where students are placed at the heart of the learning experience.  As a National Teaching School, Brooke Weston offers excellent professional development and promotional prospects and opportunities to work with like-minded professional partners from our alliance of schools.

     

    We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and motivated teacher of Geography with a passion for their subject and the ability to enthuse and engage students. This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and motivated professional and would be suitable for an experienced teacher or an outstanding NQT who wants to work in a leading Academy focussed on ensuring that all students achieve or exceed their potential.  The successful candidate must be willing to teach other subjects within Humanities.

     

    As a member of staff at Brooke Weston, we can offer you the following:

    • Enhanced salaries and rapid promotional prospects
    • Opportunities for continued professional studies
    • The support of a cohesive and committed team of teachers who work collaboratively to maintain high standards and expectations
    • PPA equivalent to one day per week
    • Breakfast and lunch provided for all staff

     

    As a member of staff at Brooke Weston, you will:

    • Be a consistently Good or Outstanding teacher
    • Be passionate about Geography
    • Be eager to inspire and motivate students to exceed expectations

     

    Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website www.brookeweston.org or by telephoning 01536 396366.  Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to applications@brookeweston.org

     

    Closing date: 25th October

    Interviews: w/c 25th October

     

    The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

    Please be aware that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

    Apply Here
  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Head of Humanities

    Start Date: 03/01/2022
    Close Date: 25/10/2021

    Job Title: Head of Humanities

    Location:  Brooke Weston Academy

    Salary: UPS + TRL  

    Start date: January 2022

    Hours per week / Weeks per year: Full time, Permanent 

    About Brooke Weston Academy and Head of Humanities role

    We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic, inspirational and motivated Head of Humanities with a passion for their subject and the ability to enthuse and engage students.  This is an exciting opportunity for a committed and motivated professional who wants to work in a leading Academy focussed on ensuring that all students achieve or exceed their potential.

    Our Academy

    Brooke Weston Academy is unusual, and exceptional.  We are an innovative and ambitious 11-18 secondary Academy set in the heart of Corby.  We are committed to supporting and challenging our students to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom.  Our school was founded 26 years ago in order to transform the education of young people in the community, and we have.  Yes, we are outstanding, driven by the needs of our students and our core values. We are never complacent and always restless to improve.  Our Academy was born out of the need for change, to be different and innovative; we were designed to be a laboratory of learning in an educational area of disadvantage.  We are valued within our community with almost 1000 students applying for the 180 places in year 7 this year. We are proud to be a high performing state comprehensive with a traditional curriculum but one which also highly values the arts, drama, sport and dance. The success of this vision led to the creation of the Brooke Weston Trust and the Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub with a mission to ‘go to the most difficult places and do good’. 

    About Brooke Weston Trust

    Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

    Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

    We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.

    To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.

    How to Apply

    If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application!

    Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website www.brookeweston.org or by telephoning 01536 396366.  Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to Applications@brookeweston.org .

    Closing date: 25th October 2021

    Interviews: w/c 25th October 2021

    Please be aware that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

     

    Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

    Apply Here
  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Teaching Assistant

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 29/10/2021

    Job Title: Teaching Assistant Level 1  

    Location:  Brooke Weston Academy

    Salary: Grade 1, Point 1 - full time salary £17,750 per annum

    Start date: ASAP

    Hours per week / Weeks per year: Full time, Permanent 

    About Brooke Weston Academy and Teaching Assistant role

    We are seeking to appoint a motivated and committed individual to work as part of an outstanding team of teaching staff in our SEND department.  The individual will support teaching and learning, providing specialist support in an aspect of the curriculum, age range or additional needs.

    Our Academy

    Brooke Weston Academy is unusual, and exceptional.  We are an innovative and ambitious 11-18 secondary Academy set in the heart of Corby.  We are committed to supporting and challenging our students to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom.  Our school was founded 26 years ago in order to transform the education of young people in the community, and we have.  Yes, we are outstanding, driven by the needs of our students and our core values. We are never complacent and always restless to improve.  Our Academy was born out of the need for change, to be different and innovative; we were designed to be a laboratory of learning in an educational area of disadvantage.  We are valued within our community with almost 1000 students applying for the 180 places in year 7 this year. We are proud to be a high performing state comprehensive with a traditional curriculum but one which also highly values the arts, drama, sport and dance. The success of this vision led to the creation of the Brooke Weston Trust and the Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub with a mission to ‘go to the most difficult places and do good’. 

    About Brooke Weston Trust

    Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all of our communities. Working in some of the most challenging contexts, we improve our students’ achievements by making long term commitments to the community and championing new approaches to improve the life chances for young people.

    Our members of staff are essential to realising this vision, and a happy, motivated and supported team will deliver the best possible experiences for our young people.

    We place great emphasis on creating a supportive and collaborative working environment in all our schools, where all staff can share best practice through our colleague networks. Brooke Weston staff get access to first class professional development through our Ambition Hub, which is also home to the Northamptonshire Teaching School.

    To find out more about working for our Trust and the benefits available to staff please check out the BWT Join Us Guide.

     

     

     

     

     

     

    How to Apply

    If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application!

    Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website www.brookeweston.org or by telephoning 01536 396366.  Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to Applications@brookeweston.org .

    Closing date: 29th October 2021

    Interviews: w/c 1st November 2021

    Please be aware that if you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date your application has, on this occasion, been unsuccessful.

     

    Care and respect for others are the values that lie at the heart of our Trust. The Trust is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people. It expects all staff to share this commitment. All posts working with children and young people will be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check.

    Apply Here
Associate Principal

Shaun Strydom

Brooke Weston Academy
Coomb Road, Great Oakley, Corby, Northants. NN18 8LA

T 01536 396366
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Associate Principal
Shaun Strydom

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