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Compass Primary Academy

The Compass Academy (formerly known as the Kettering Science Academy Primary) opened its doors under its new name in September 2016. It has been part of the Brooke Weston Trust since 2013 and is led by Principal Jo Fallowell.

We recognise that we can help our children make the most of their talents throughout their life through our core values of Aspiration, Responsibility, Respect, Resilience & Co-operation .

Our children are our top priority; we keep them at the heart of our work. To support our children to achieve their best possible outcome, we equip them with the skills and aspirations they need to start exploring the world and their place within it.

We value each child as an individual and throughout their time with us we aim to nurture the whole child. We believe that education is most successful when there is a strong partnership between school and home. With your help and support we aim to work together to provide a caring and stimulating environment in which your child will thrive and develop as an individual.

Latest Vacancy

  • Compass Primary Academy

    Midday Assistant

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 28/02/2020

    Midday Assistant Vacancy


    Here at Compass Primary we would like you to consider becoming part of our dedicated team. We are looking for a Midday Assistant who is willing to work with our wonderful and enthusiastic children. Compass Primary School is a member of the Brooke Weston Trust and Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance.

    We are looking for someone who will:

    • supervise pupils in the dining area, classrooms and playground ensuring their safety and wellbeing

    • actively participates in organising games and activities for the pupils

    • monitor pupil behaviour, positively discouraging anti-social and poor behaviour
    • deal with minor injuries (having completed a one day first aid course), providing emotional support and liaising with first aiders and management as appropriate
    • assisting children at meal times, encouraging good table manners
    • setting up the dining area, cleaning, clearing, sweeping and putting away


    We are looking for someone who is:


    • an excellent team worker
    • caring, kind, yet assertive
    • firm but fair and willing to apply this approach
    • committed to school life, excellent timekeeper
    • creative and innovative


    What we can offer you is:


    • a friendly and pleasant environment in which to work
    • polite and articulate children
    • a supportive leadership team
    • opportunities to develop professionally




    Why should I consider a career with Brooke Weston Trust?

    Our Trust was formed more than 25 years ago with a simple and clear mission – to transform educational performance in all our communities. 

    Our five core values are:

    AMBITION FOR ALL - we are ambitious for all our students and our staff, providing everyone with the      opportunity to develop and succeed

    HIGH EXPECTATIONS - we are committed to going the extra mile and constantly asking 'is it good enough for my child'?

    EXCELLENT TEACHING AND SUPPORT - we seek to be a source of inspiration and encouragement for our students, regularly reminding ourselves that we want to have a positive impact on students' lives

    WORKING TOGETHER - we are not about competition; we work as a team to share ideas, resources and best practice to ensure we are providing the very best for our students and staff

    CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY - we champion diversity, inclusion and tolerance; we celebrate the ways in which we are making a difference in the local community; we encourage our students to become a positive influence on society by providing them with important life skills to succeed in the future 



    The post is a permanent position for 6.67 hrs per week for 38 weeks per year.

     The Pay scale (FTE) is £16,300 (actual £2,459.22)

    Compass Primary School is a member of the Brooke Weston Trust and Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance.

    The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are subject to satisfactory references and DBS checks.

    For further details or to arrange a visit to the school please contact Rebecca Smith in our school office.

    Tel:                         01536 532707


    Address:                Mrs Rebecca Smith                                          

                                    Senior Administrator                                       

                                    Compass Primary School                                 

                                    Deeble Road



                            NN15 7EA



    Closing date: Friday 28th February 2020

    Interview date: Wednesday 4th March 2020

    Anticipated start date: ASAP

    Apply Here
  • Compass Primary Academy

    Classroom Teacher

    Start Date: 01/09/2020
    Close Date: 16/04/2020


    Permanent Position

    September 2020 Start




    At Brooke Weston Trust we are proud to educate over 7000 children and young people. We employ over 1000 members of staff, teaching and support, to deliver an excellent quality service to the students in our care.

    Compass Primary Academy, is a rapidly developing school in Kettering, It is a large primary school with 450 pupils on roll and nursery provision on site. We have a strong and committed leadership team who are dedicated to ensuring that our children explore, discover and dream. Our vision is modelled in our curriculum design, where we believe in advantage over disadvantage. We actively promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical qualities of all our children, believing that this is ‘the thread that binds everything together’.

    As a member of staff at Compass Primary, we can offer you the following:

    • Enhanced salaries and rapid promotional prospects.
    • Opportunities for continued professional development and access to the BWT Teaching School and Leadership Academy
    • The support of a cohesive and committed team of teachers and support staff who work collaboratively to maintain high standards and expectations
    • Freshly prepared lunch provided for all staff
    • Access to a academy laptop and the latest technology throughout the academy
    • Salary Sacrifice schemes such as child care vouchers & CPC Drive New car scheme.
    • A dedicated Wellbeing Committee, creating a positive work life balance and ensuring staff wellbeing is a key priority for all.

    NQTs would also receive the following:

    • A professional experienced mentor to work alongside you in school
    • 10 sessions of NQT training at the Brooke Weston Teaching School

    This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, inspirational & committed Teacher. The position is suited to individuals who can work as part of a dynamic and passionate team, to support with planning and implementation of a brand new curriculum currently being designed by the Brooke Weston Trust, which aims to powerfully address disadvantages by introducing children to the best that has been thought and said. This is an exciting opportunity for a Teacher who wishes to work in a continuously improving school.


    We are looking for a colleague who is;

    • An excellent team worker
    • Able to demonstrate outstanding teaching practice
    • Committed to school improvement
    • Creative and innovative
    • Able to motivate and inspire colleagues

    Posts working with children and/or vulnerable adults will be subject to the disclosure of criminal records. This Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. References will be sought prior to interview.

    Application forms and further details such as the job description and person specification can be found on information/ Vacancies) and (Careers)

    To apply, please write a detailed and coherent letter outlining your suitability to carry out the role. This should reference your skills, attributes, experience and track record of impact in your current role. It should also clearly outline an understanding of the role in its broadest context and how you will go about supporting our drive for strategic improvement.


    Please send the completed letter to


    Closing Date – Thursday 16th April

    Interview Date – Monday 20th April


    Please be aware applicants shortlisted for interview will be notified by email.

    Apply Here

Jo Fallowell

Compass Primary Academy
Windmill Avenue, Kettering, Northamptonshire, NN15 7EA

T 01536 532707

Jo Fallowell

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