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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 Principal Peter Kirkbride, this innovative school leads the way in educational practices and sets the benchmark for our other Brooke Weston Trust schools.

It has a proud 25-year history of educating young people from Corby and Kettering 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 leave Brooke Weston Academy and go on to study at University or secure employment with further training opportunities.

Latest Vacancy

  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Finance Officer

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 06/01/2020
    Permanent

    Finance Officer

    Start date: January 2019

    Contract: 37 hours per week, 42 weeks per year

    Salary: BWT Grade 7 (£27,000 FTE)

    Closing date: Monday 6th January 2020

    Brooke Weston Academy is seeking to appoint a Finance Officer to join the team to provide outstanding financial administrative support. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate relevant experience and/or qualifications appropriate to this role and will be highly numerate with excellent ICT, organisational and interpersonal skills. Experience of working with school finance systems would be advantageous. Key to success will be an ability to build effective relationships and communicate clearly and confidently at all levels. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate enthusiasm and passion for the role. 

    Brooke Weston operates outside of the usual term dates. The role will work during term time, plus an additional two weeks per year, totalling 42 weeks. The term dates for this academic year are as follows:

    Term 1 -  19 Aug 2019 - 11 Oct 2019

    Term 2 -  28 Oct 2019 - 19 Dec 2019

    Term 3 -  7 Jan 2020 -  28 Feb 2020

    Term 4 - 16 Mar 2020 - 8 May 2020

    Term 5 - 27 May 2020 - 17 Jul 2020

    About the 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.  

    About the Trust

    Brooke Weston Trust has grown into a family of 10 primary and secondary schools throughout the East Midlands, united by our mission and values. More than 7,000 students between the ages of 3-18 are now educated in a Brooke Weston Trust school, supported by more than 1000 passionate members of staff.   

    We operate under the guiding principle of: ‘Is this good enough for my child?’ at all times.  As a Trust, our schools work together to support each other, develop innovative ideas and share best practice. By joining Brooke Weston Trust you are joining an organisation with integrity and professionalism that is totally committed to improving the life chances for all students, irrespective of their background or starting points.

    How to apply

    If you think you can contribute in this role we welcome your application. Full details, including the job description, person specification and application form are available in the attachments below

    Please submit a letter of application (no more than 2 sides of A4) stating how your experience to date has prepared you for this role, with close reference to the job description and person specification. Please submit your letter alongside a completed application form.

    If you would like to arrange an informal discussion prior to application please contact Debbie Tysoe, Finance Director: dtysoe@brookewestontrust.org

    Applications to: dtysoe@brookewestontrust.org by 5pm, Monday 6th January 2020.

    Apply Here
  • Brooke Weston Academy

    Senior Student Support Officer

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 28/01/2020

    Senior Student Support Officer

     

    Start date: As soon as possible

    Contract type: Full Time, Permanent

    Salary FTE: £23,000 (actual £21,995)

     

    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 want to appoint an exceptional Senior Student Support Officer to start at the Academy as soon as possible.  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
    • Breakfast and lunch for all staff in our restaurant
    • Subsided professional gym on site
    • Variety of salary sacrifice schemes

     

    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: 28 January 2020

    Interviews: Week commencing 3 February 2020

     

    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 Science

    Start Date: 01/05/2020
    Close Date: 03/02/2020

    Teacher of Science

    Start date: May 2020

    Contract type: Full Time, Permanent

    Salary: MPS/UPS

    Suitable for NQTs

     

    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 Science to start at the Academy from May 2020.  As a specialist you will play a pivotal role in the delivery of Science 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

     

    Science 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 Principal or electronically to applications@brookeweston.org

    Closing date: 3 February 2020

    Interviews: Week commencing 3 February 2020

     

    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

    Senior Assistant Principal

    Start Date: 01/04/2020
    Close Date: 10/02/2020

    Brooke Weston Academy

     

    Senior Assistant Principal – Data, Assessment and Reporting

    Required to start at Easter

     

    Leadership Scale

     

    Brooke Weston Academy is a high performing and oversubscribed school in Northamptonshire.  We offer an exceptional working and learning environment, where students are placed at the heart of the learning experience. We seek to appoint a Senior Assistant Principal to join the senior leadership team and contribute to the continued success of this outstanding and high achieving Academy.

     

    This post is critical for our Academy as we move to a new management information system (SIMS).  We are already a highly successful institution, but we continuously strive to be even better. Brooke Weston Academy is a very fast paced environment with all of the exciting challenges and opportunities you would expect to face in a fully comprehensive academy.  We need leaders who can thrive in our environment. 

     

    As a Senior Assistant Principal, you will join the senior leadership team rated as outstanding by Ofsted and committed to excellence in all areas of its operation. Working closely with the Principal, you will undertake whole Academy leadership and management responsibilities. In the first instance this role will be the leadership and management of data, assessment and reporting.  You will be responsible for the strategic use of data and the creation of timetable structures to support the curriculum.

     

    In addition to your whole Academy role, you will be an excellent classroom practitioner with a proven track record of success. You will be able to evidence this success in both subject and whole school outcomes. You will currently hold an existing senior leadership role and have the clear potential to become a Vice Principal. Able to demonstrate evidence of leading with impact whole school improvement, you will have high aspirations for staff and students alike. You will be a determined and resilient individual with high levels of integrity, a commitment to effective teamwork and a strong vision for the Academy.

     

    As a Senior Assistant Principal at Brooke Weston Academy, we can offer you the following:

    • Highly professional learning environment
    • Co-operative students who are eager to succeed
    • Laptop to support your role
    • Breakfast and lunch provided
    • Twelve periods per week teaching timetable (subject to annual review)

     

    Further information 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.

     

    Potential candidates are welcome to visit to the Academy prior to the closing date. If you would like to arrange a visit please contact Claire Allsopp, Operations Leader, at callsopp@brookeweston.org.

     

    Closing date for applications: 10 February 2020

    Interviews: week commencing 10 February 2020

     

    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 a disclosure barring service check.

    Apply Here
Principal

Peter Kirkbride

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

T 01536 396366
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Principal
Peter Kirkbride

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