Brooke Weston Academy
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
About Brooke Weston Academy
Brooke Weston Academy is unusual, and exceptional. We are an innovative and ambitious 11-18 secondary Academy set in the heart of Corby. We are committed to supporting and challenging our students to reach their full potential, inside and outside of the classroom.
Our school was founded 26 years ago in order to transform the education of young people in the community, and we have. Yes, we are outstanding, driven by the needs of our students and our core values. We are never complacent and always restless to improve. Our Academy was born out of the need for change, to be different and innovative; we were designed to be a laboratory of learning in an educational area of disadvantage. We are valued within our community with almost 1000 students applying for the 180 places in year 7 this year.
We are proud to be a high performing state comprehensive with a traditional curriculum but one which also highly values the arts, drama, sport and dance. The success of this vision led to the creation of the Brooke Weston Trust and the Brooke Weston Teaching School Alliance with a mission to 'go to the most difficult places and do good'.
Brooke Weston Trust has grown into a family of 10 primary and secondary schools throughout the East Midlands, united by our mission and values. More than 7,000 students between the ages of 3-18 are now educated in a Brooke Weston Trust school, supported by more than 1000 passionate members of staff.
The Brooke Weston Trust Way
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.
Our schools include:
· Beanfield Primary Academy
· Brooke Weston Academy
· Compass Primary Academy
· Corby Business Academy
· Corby Technical Academy
· Gretton Primary School
· Kettering Science Academy
· Oakley Vale Primary School
· Peckover Primary School
· Thomas Clarkson Academy
We actively encourage applicants to contact us to arrange a visit to one or more of our schools so we can show you how we work, let you see the schools in action and talk to our colleagues.
To find out more about what it means to be part of the Brooke Weston Trust Family please check out the career page on our website here.
Being a member of the Brooke Weston Trust family not only comes with fantastic opportunities, but also great perks;
· Free Breakfast and Lunch for all members of staff
· Car Salary Sacrifice Scheme
· Bike2Work Scheme
· Subsidised Gym Membership
· Emphasis on staff wellbeing, with access to resources such as Education Support Partnership and an Employee Assist Programme
· Staff CPD and access to the Brooke Weston Trust Teaching School
Teaching colleagues who would like to progress into leadership positions can also apply to join the Brooke Weston Trust Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy is an exciting new initiative designed to nurture talent and develop future leaders within the Trust through a programme of mentoring and professional development tailored to the needs of our Trust.