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Compass Primary Academy

The Compass Academy (formerly 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.

Little Explorers is our pre-school which provides a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment for our youngest children.

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: 23/05/2023
    6.67 hrs per week, 38 weeks

    Job Title: Midday Assistant

    Location: Compass Primary Academy

    Salary: £3,077.80 (actual)

    Hours per week: 6.67

    Weeks per year: 38

    About Compass Primary Academy and Midday Assistant role

    Compass Primary Academy is unusual, and exceptional. We are an innovative and ambitious 3-11 primary Academy set in the heart of Kettering. We are committed to supporting and challenging our pupils to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom. Yes, we are driven by the needs of our pupils and our core values. We are never complacent and always restless to improve.

    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

    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! For further details or to arrange a visit to the school, please contact Rebecca Smith, Operations Lead.

    Tel: 01536 532707



    Mrs Rebecca Smith

    Operations Lead

    Compass Primary Academy

    Windmill Avenue



    NN15 7EA

    Safer Recruitment

    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 require proof of identity and as the role is working with children and young people this will also be subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. In line with safer recruitment requirements, individuals shortlisted for a role in school will have online checks conducted on their name across social media platforms and google.

    A copy of the Trust Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy can be found here - Safeguarding and Child Protection.

    The Trusts position on the recruitment of Ex-Offenders can be found under section 7 of the Trust SCR, Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy - Safer Recruitment and Staff Files Policy. Closing date: 23rd May 2023.

    Interview date: 24th and 25th May 2023.

    The post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.

    Apply Here

Jo Fallowell

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

T 01536 532707

Jo Fallowell

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