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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

    Teaching Assistant

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

    Teaching Assistant – Level 1


    Start date: ASAP

    Contract type: Full Time, Fixed Term



    We believe that a handful of years spent at Compass Primary 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 Teaching Assistant – Level 1 to start at the Academy as soon as possible. The role will be to support pupils with EHCP plans and as such is a fixed term contract. If this role excites you, please get in touch, or even better, come and visit us. We want to hear from you.


    Our Academy


    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. 


    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 pupils at the heart of every decision
    • A school where pupils 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


    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
    • Lunch for all staff in our restaurant
    • Variety of salary sacrifice schemes



    How to apply


    Further details about the Academy, the above position and details of how to apply can be found on our website or by telephoning 01536 532707.  Applications may be submitted in writing addressed to the Principal or electronically to


    Closing date: 6th January 2020

    Interviews: 9th January 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
  • 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

Jo Fallowell

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

T 01536 532707

Jo Fallowell

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