"We want to recruit the very best people to become part of our future. KBA is a great place to work and we look forward to meeting you. "

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Trainee Teacher Starting September 2024

Are you ready to take the next step in your career?
United Teaching is the initial teacher training scheme for United Learning, a national group of over 90 schools across England.
With us, you can achieve your PGCE and QTS with extensive support from professional mentors, tutors and subject specialists – in a location that suits you. At United Teaching, we don’t just train you to teach – we invest in your potential as a future educational leader, supporting you every step of the way.

Apply today and discover how you can make a difference.

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Person Specification 

Successful candidates will possess the following attributes:

  • Demonstrable ability to be an exceptional member of staff with clear capacity and the desire to improve
  • Potential to progress in your career
  • Possession of a wide range of skills to support our staff, students, parents and community towards excellence
  • The skills, experience and ability to gain the confidence of students and staff
  • Professional presence, capability and clarity with an excellent demonstration of the ability to motivate and empower
  • A clear sense of fun, energy, drive and passion
  • The ability to demonstrate engagement of children, manage their behaviour, attitudes and aspirations, whilst maintaining an un-erring high expectation and focus upon mutually respectful, positive relationships
  • Excellent knowledge of effective strategies to raise achievement and excellence in teaching and learning

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is an awe-inspiring academy which caters for students from ages 4-19.  We have some of the best facilities nationally, bristling with cutting-edge technology to bring education alive in the 21st Century.  Based in Kettering, we are very well situated for travel with easy access to beautiful countryside.  

The academy is rapidly improving.  We recognise that the quality of our staff is the most important factor in achieving our aims and we offer unrivalled career development opportunities and support to help staff develop in their careers and achieve their ambitions.

Kettering Buccleuch Academy is part of the United Learning Group, who seek to improve the life chances of all the children and young people they serve. United Learning makes it their mission to bring out “the best in everyone” – students, staff, parents and the wider community.  Uniquely, the Group includes significant numbers of schools, both in the public and the private sectors, working together for mutual benefit.   

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If there is not a vacancy listed above which interests you, please contact our HR Cluster Manager, Sharon Howell, via email to to register your interest in future opportunities.

Why not come and see for yourself?

We are happy to welcome visitors to our academy at any time so you can have a tour of our impressive facilities and meet our friendly students and staff.  This can be during the school day or evenings by appointment.  Please contact our Principal's PA, Wendy Millsop, on 01536 316367 or email to arrange an appointment.  We would love to meet you.  Miss Millsop will also be happy to deal with requests for a confidential discussion with our Assistant Principal of Continuing Professional Development, Yvonne Ellis, should any candidate wish to make contact prior to applying for a position.

United Learning comprises: United Learning Ltd (Registered in England No: 00018582. Charity No. 313999) UCST (Registered in England No: 2780748. Charity No. 1016538) and ULT (Registered in England No. 4439859. An Exempt Charity). Companies limited by guarantee. Registered address: United Learning, Worldwide House, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough, PE3 6SB.

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