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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

    Student Support Officer

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 22/03/2023
    32.5 hours/39 weeks

    Our students come from all walks of life, and we want our staffing body to be reflective of the communities we work within. Brooke Weston Trust does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, culture, age, disability, marital status or socio-economic backgrounds. We encourage and welcome applications from minority groups and foster a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where people can be themselves.

    Job Title: Student Support Officer  

    Location:  Compass Primary Academy

    Salary: £16,373.97

    Hours per week / Weeks per year: 32.5 hours/39 weeks

    About Compass Primary Academy

    Compass Primary Academy is proud to be a member of the Brooke Weston Trust and enjoys close working links with the family of Trust schools.

    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

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

    • Warm, welcoming and inclusive to an incredibly talented team of staff
    • A place that lives and breathes its values, with pupils at the heart of everything we do
    • A school where pupils love learning, want to learn and are deeply curious about their subjects
    • 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

    About the role of Student Support Officer

    We are looking to appoint a motivated, caring and highly-skilled Student Support Officer (SSO) to join our happy, caring, forward thinking Compass Family. Children are at the heart of all that we do and we have worked hard to establish a culture of ensuring our children feel safe, happy and want to succeed. The SSO, will work with our Assistant Principal for Behaviour & Culture to support individual pupils and groups of pupils to ensure that we maximise their opportunities to succeed.  

    At Compass Primary Academy, we are committed to providing every child with the opportunities that they deserve. Not only does that mean providing a high-quality education, but also promoting and nurturing their social, emotional and mental health. The SSO will play a key role in this for some of our more vulnerable pupils.

    If you:

    − have experience of working with children or young people who display challenging behaviour;

    − have experience of de-escalation training would be advantageous;  

    − have high expectations and a commitment to ensuring every child is able to access the opportunities they deserve;

    − have a sound knowledge of child development and children’s social and emotional needs;

    − are flexible, able to work on your own initiative, under pressure and have the ability to prioritise to meet demands;

    − are able to bring motivation, passion, patience and the ability to emotionally support children who are from vulnerable backgrounds and situations;

    Then this is the job for you.

    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


    Address:              Mrs Rebecca Smith                                          

                                    Operations Lead                                       

                                    Compass Primary School                                

                                    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.

    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: Wednesday 22nd March 2023

    Interview date: w/c 27th March 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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