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Gretton Primary School

Gretton Primary is a small village school which has a strong family feel. In March 2016 it was rated as Good with Outstanding features by Ofsted which highly praised its leadership, governance, early years provision and its focus on the personal development of every child.

The school, which is led by Principal Jane MacDonald, has undergone a major extension which has provided it with a new, state of the art hall and additional classrooms. The delightful grounds provide an exciting and stimulating environment including a trim trail, woodland storytelling and adventure area, canopied outdoor classroom, willow tunnels and garden plots, in which the children can enjoy their learning.

Gretton Primary believes that all children are individuals and every single child has their own strengths which the school helps them develop. All children are valued in the school, all efforts are celebrated with the result that children grow into confident individuals who value their own worth and are confident to go out into the world. The curriculum aims to develop children as self-motivated independent learners.

Latest Vacancy

  • Gretton Primary School

    Teaching Assistant

    Start Date: ASAP
    Close Date: 15/10/2021

    Part-time SEND Teaching Assistant position

    Job Title:             SEND teaching assistant –  part time – 18.5 hours per week

    Location:             Gretton Primary Academy

    Salary:                  LSA level 2  FTE £18.050

    Gretton Primary Academy (part of the Brooke Weston Trust) is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable SEND Learning Support Assistant (level 2) for 18.5 hours per week to join our creative, vibrant and high performing village school.

    The position will include providing one-to-one support  for a pupil in our Year 1 class with developmental delay and language and communication difficulties. The role will support the child’s social development and learning needs within the classroom and in the outdoor environment through 1:1 and small group work as directed by the Class Teacher and SENDCo.

    This child requires a multi-sensory, highly visualised approach to learning so the role will involve the delivery of specific visual and sensory programmes as well as speech and language input daily.  It will also involve the preparation of learning resources to enable the pupil to fully access the curriculum and so achieve her full potential.

     The post holder will be expected to maintain working records and to effectively liaise and feedback progress to the Class Teacher and SENDCo.

    We can offer you a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, a forward thinking, creative and inclusive ethos and a staff committed to providing an excellent education for all.

    The right person to support this child at Gretton Primary Academy will:

    • Be a caring and patient person.
    • Have experience of working with children with Special Needs in a school setting.
    • Ideally have experience of delivering speech and language programmes to young children.
    •  Ideally have experience of supporting a child’s sensory needs.
    • Have an understanding of how children learn in the Early Years of a primary school.
    • Be confident in using technology in the classroom to enhance learning and be competent in using a computer to produce learning resources.
    • Have good communication skills and enjoy working as part of a team
    • Have the ability to deal professionally and sensitively with children, parents and teachers and outside agencies as required.
    • Have a good level of English and Maths (preferably GCSE or equivalent).
    • Have a willingness to undertake further training as required.  

    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, as well as being able to access a range of first-class professional development opportunities through our Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance

    Benefits of working at Brooke Weston Trust

    Being a member of the Brooke Weston Trust family not only comes with fantastic opportunities, but also great perks;

    •             Free Lunch for all members of staff

    •             Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme

    •             Bike2Work Scheme

    •             Emphasis on staff wellbeing, with access to an Employee Assist Programme

    •             Staff CPD via access to the Brooke Weston Primary Training Hub

    If you think you can contribute in this role and to our organisation we welcome your application.

    Gretton School and BW Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and safer recruitment practice.  An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful candidates and references will be requested.  Any offers of employment will be pending appropriate references and DBS clearance.

    To apply, please complete the Gretton/Brooke Weston Trust teacher application form which can be found on the school and Brooke Weston Trust website. Please email applications to or post to the school.

    Discussions with the Principal prior to application are most welcome. Visits to the school may be possible after school – in line Covid-19 restrictions.

    The hours of work:  18.5 hours per week: Every morning plus one afternoon

    This contract is linked to a child’s EHCP.

    Closing date: Please return completed applications to the school by 5pm on Fri 15th October 2021. 

    Interviews: Wednesday 20th October 2021

    Start date: 1st November or as soon after as possible

    Apply Here

Jane MacDonald

Gretton Primary School
Kirby Road, Gretton, Northamptonshire NN17 3DB

T 01536 770366

Jane MacDonald

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