School profile

Brooke Weston Academy

Brooke Weston Academy is one of the most successful comprehensive schools in the country. We are an innovative and ambitious 11-18 secondary Academy set in the heart of Corby. Our focus on outstanding teaching, deep pastoral care and a creative curriculum means that every student thrives.
We work hard to develop curiosity, a love of learning, resilience and kindness in our students. Brooke Weston Academy’s success has been recognised by Ofsted and we are helping lead the education system through our work as the lead school of the Brooke Weston Trust. We take a lead in providing excellent quality professional development for our staff that is evidence-informed and cutting edge.

About our school experience

Details

We recognise how important it is for prospective teachers to gain some first hand insight into how a school runs.

Our days may include:
Talking to Hub staff about the teacher training scheme
Talking to existing trainees about their experiences
Asking teachers about their typical day
Observe teaching
Observe tutor times
Watch a range of subjects being taught.

You will also get the chance to gain advice on how to complete a training application and gain valuable insight into some of the skills you can showcase in your personal statement.

No DBS is required because you will also be with a member of staff but you will be able to interact with students and watch how they engage in their learning.

Start and finish times
9:00am to 1:00pm - Flexible

Other times can be negotiated with our Team.

Dress code

Business dress, Cover up tattoos

Teacher training

We are very proud to be a lead delivery partner for the School Centred Initial Teacher Training programme designed by the outstanding Teach First and led by Northamptonshire Teaching School Hub. An industry leader in early career development for teachers.

Find out more about our teacher training

Links to more information about our school

Entry requirements

You must:

    • Must not have been accepted onto another teacher training course
    • Must have a degree
    • Photo identification: For example a passport or driving licence
    • Must be considering apply to our schools to start teacher training in September of the next academic year.
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Placement availability

We offer a range of different opportunities to come into the school by application to the Teaching School Hub. Please request some times and dates when you contact us. We avoid busy exam times and holidays.

School experience type
In school

Location

Address
Coomb Road, Corby, Great Oakley, Northamptonshire, NN18 8LA
Map showing Brooke Weston Academy
Parking

Yes - on site parking provided

Please park in the slanted visitor bays to the side of the building.

Disability and access details

We offer facilities and provide an inclusive environment for students, staff and school experience candidates with disability and access needs. We're happy to discuss your disability or access needs before or as part of your school experience request.

Access needs policy

Address
Coomb Road, Corby, Great Oakley, Northamptonshire, NN18 8LA
School phases
Secondary (11 to 16), 16 to 18
DBS check required

No, candidates will be accompanied at all times.

Subjects
  • Biology
  • Computing
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Maths
  • Physical education
  • Spanish