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Gretton Primary School

Gretton 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 recently undergone a major extension which has provided it with a new, state of the art hall and additional classrooms. The delightful grounds in which the school is set, 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 try to help them to develop. As such 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.

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Latest Vacancy

  • Gretton Primary School

    Teaching Assistant

    Start Date: 01/01/2019
    Close Date: 16/11/2018
    Maternity Cover

    Teaching Assistant Position

    Maternity Leave cover

    Gretton Primary Academy is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and reliable Learning Support Assistant for 16.25 hours per week to join our creative, vibrant and high performing village school. This is to cover the maternity leave of a member of staff.

    The role will focus on supporting the academic and social development of pupils. The successful candidate will work alongside the same class teacher each morning to support the delivery of quality first teaching. The post holder will also be working with groups of children or individuals as directed class teachers to implement interventions to close gaps in learning and to enable all pupils to achieve their full potential. The role will also involve the preparation of resources to enhance learning and will require feedback of pupil progress and effective liaison with the class teacher.

    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 for Gretton Primary Academy will:

    • Have experience of working as a learning support assistant with primary aged children.
    • Have an understanding of how children learn in a primary school.
    • Be a caring and patient person.
    • 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.


    Gretton School, as part of the Brooke Weston 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.

    This post is for January 2019.  Visits to the school are warmly encouraged.


    To apply, please complete the Gretton/Brooke Weston Trust teacher application form and email to

    Hours: 16.25 hours per week: spread over 5 mornings. 

    Salary: Level 2 Teaching Assistant FTE: £16,500


    Closing Date: Fri 16th November 2018

    Interviews: Weds 21st November 2018

    Apply Here

Jane MacDonald

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

T 01536 770366

Jane MacDonald

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