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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 Julia Dickinson, 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 school, and all efforts are celebrated with the result that children grow into confident individuals who value their own worth and are confident about going out into the world. The curriculum aims to develop children as self-motivated independent learners.

Latest Vacancy

  • Gretton Primary School

    Teacher - Fixed term

    Start Date: 01/09/2023
    Close Date: 10/05/2023
    Full time, Permanent

    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: Teacher - Fixed term

    Location: Gretton Primary Academy

    Salary: Teacher Main Pay Scale

    Hours per week / Weeks per year: 100%.

    Closing Date: Wednesday 10th May 2023 by 5.00pm

    Interview Date: W/C 15th May 2023

    Start Date: 1st September 2023

    About Gretton Primary Academy and the Teacher role:

    If you are a passionate, dynamic, creative teacher seeking a role in either Key Stage 1 or Key Stage 2 then Gretton Primary Academy is looking for you!  We are a welcoming and friendly school with a strong sense of community which thrives on a team approach and a caring ethos.  “Striving to be better every day” is the core ethos of our Ofsted rated Good school (2020).

    The year group and curriculum responsibility will depend on the expertise and experience of the candidate.

    This is a great opportunity for a talented, aspirational teacher to join our very effective teaching team in our popular, high performing village school.  The successful candidate will have consistently high expectations of themselves and their pupils, be creative and passionate about inspiring a love of learning in children and be an excellent practitioner. 

    We are proud to be a valued member of the Brooke Weston Trust, which gives us the opportunity to work alongside many different schools within the local community and further afield.  This is an exciting opportunity for an ECT or experienced teacher who wishes to work in a continuously improving school, on its journey to become Outstanding. 

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

    • A vibrant and successful school with the drive and determination to ensure that all our pupils reach their full potential.
    • Enthusiastic and well-behaved children who are keen and ready to learn.
    • An outstanding staff team who are friendly, supportive and dedicated to their jobs.
    • Protected non-contact time and high consideration for staff well-being.
    • Enhanced salaries and rapid promotional prospects.
    • Opportunities for continued professional development and access to the excellent offer provided by the BWT Primary Training Hub.
    • A freshly prepared lunch every day.
    • Access to a school laptop and the latest technology throughout the school.
    • Salary sacrifice schemes such as Childcare vouchers, CPC Drive New car scheme.

    ECTs would also receive the following:

    • A professional, experienced mentor to work alongside you.
    • Access to the Early Career Framework CPD programme provided by the Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub.

    We are looking for a colleague who has:

    • A record of excellent classroom practice with high expectations of children’s achievement and behaviour.
    • A commitment to providing creative and inspirational learning opportunities for pupils.
    • A caring and responsive attitude to children’s needs.
    • A commitment to working as part of a mutually supportive team.
    • A commitment to school improvement with a passion for securing the highest quality learning for all.
    • A desire to develop professionally and a willingness to share best practice with colleagues.
    • A good sense of humour and lots of energy!

    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!

    To apply for the job straight away, please complete a copy of the application form included below and return to or alternatively post your application to:

    Gretton Primary Academy

    Kirby Road




    NN17 3DB

    If you would like a tour of the school prior to applying, please contact the school office on 01536 770 366 to arrange a mutually convenient date and time.

    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

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

    Apply Here

Julia Dickinson

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

T 01536 770366

Julia Dickinson

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