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.
Gretton Primary School
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:
ECTs would also receive the following:
We are looking for a colleague who has:
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 email@example.com or alternatively post your application to:
Gretton Primary Academy
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.
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.
Colleagues from across the Trust came together for an interactive training session on creating effective social media, led by Sam and Shannon from @AtheneEducation. Tips, tricks, ideas and best practice were shared - follow our school pages to see the results! ⭐️ https://t.co/G05Xc14UAr
It was an absolute pleasure to welcome Dame Kathy August @KathyAugustDBE to speak at the BWT Leadership Academy last night. She inspired everyone by sharing her leadership experiences & the wisdom gained in taking a failing school from inadequate to outstanding. Thank you Kathy! https://t.co/r3ljLrY52h
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