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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
  • Gretton Primary School

    Classroom Teacher (Mat Cover)

    Start Date: 02/09/2019
    Close Date: 21/03/2019

    Class teacher advert - maternity leave

    Gretton Primary Academy is a popular, high performing village school which thrives on a team approach and a values based ethos. We are on a journey to achieve Outstanding and looking for someone who has the passion and commitment to achieve the highest standards for themselves and the pupils in our school. We are looking to appoint a full time class teacher to cover a maternity leave from September 2019. It is anticipated that this will be for a full academic year so would be suitable for an NQT.

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

    This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic and inspirational teacher to join our very effective teaching team. The successful candidate will have consistently high standards for the children, should be passionate about raising achievement and be an excellent practitioner.

    You will also be working with the supportive, innovative and high-performing Brooke Weston Multi Academy Trust, who are committed to making Gretton Primary outstanding.

    We are looking for a teacher who will have:

    • A record of good to outstanding 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!

    In return, we can offer:

    • 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
    • Experienced Teaching Assistants across the school.
    • Protected PPA time and consideration for staff well-being
    • A real sense of school community, with supportive parents and experienced and motivated governors
    • Access to professional development opportunities in school and through the Brooke Weston Teaching School and the Brooke Weston Trust.
    • Access to PIXL training and resources which keeps us at the forefront of National Initiatives and shared practice from hundreds of primary schools across the country.
    • A super learning environment both indoors and outdoors.


    We are really proud of our school and would love to show you around. If you would like to come and see us with a view to becoming part of our team then please contact the Principal, Jane MacDonald, to find out more about the role.          01536 770366

    The Brooke Weston Trust is fully committed to safer recruitment practice to ensure the safeguarding of all children. All prospective employees are subject to an enhanced disclosures barring service check. We are an Equal Opportunities employer. Applications will only be accepted on the official application form.

    In order to apply, please forward a completed Brooke Weston Trust teacher application form together with a covering letter of no more than two sheets of A4 in length, detailing why you wish to work with us and what you can bring to the school.

    Email to the Principal, Mrs Jane MacDonald:-

    Or post to:

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


    Start date: 2nd September 2019

    Maternity Leave Contract

    Salary: Main scale

    Closing date: applications to be received by 5pm on Thursday 21st March 2019

    Interviews: Thursday 28th March 2019

    Apply Here

Jane MacDonald

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

T 01536 770366

Jane MacDonald

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