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Respectful. Resilient. Resourceful.

Current Job Opportunities

Compass Academy Trust is currently a four-school primary multi academy trust based in Bromley.  Exciting times are ahead however, and with effect from September 2024, we will be merging with Connect Schools Academy Trust. Please also take a look at the current Connect Schools vacancies which can be found here:

Teaching Assistants

Posted date:  

9 July 2024

Closing date:  

19 July 2024 12:00pm

BR5 Points 13-17 depending on experience.
Full Time Equivalent £24,125-£25,588
£17,222-£18,266 based on 30 hours a week

Unicorn Primary School, Creswell Drive, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3AL

30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year
Monday to Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm (incl. 60 mins unpaid break)

Teaching Assistants

Unicorn Primary School


An exciting opportunity exists for two enthusiastic and motivated individuals to join the Teaching Support team at Unicorn Primary School, a thriving 2 -form entry school which was rated “good” by Ofsted in 2019.

Unicorn and other schools within Compass Academy Trust are set to launch as a new Trust in September 2024 as Compass Academy Trust and Connect Schools Academy Trust join to become Mosaic Schools Learning Trust.


Hours:                                30 hours per week, 39 weeks per year

Monday to Friday 8:30am – 3:30pm (incl. 60 mins unpaid break)
£17,222-£18,266 based on 30 hours a week


Status:                               Permanent


Salary:                               BR5 Points 13-17 depending on experience. Full Time Equivalent £24,125-£25,588

Primary Location:           Unicorn Primary School, Creswell Drive, Beckenham, Kent BR3 3AL


Employer:                        Compass Academy Trust


The successful applicant will:


  • Have experience of working with children across the primary phase
  • Be fully committed to both aspects of the role: working with children with additional needs on a 1:1 basis when assigned and supporting the class teacher as a general teaching assistant.
  • Have the skills to support the learning, social interaction and welfare of individual pupils with a range of needs.
  • Support the class teacher to provide the best opportunities and outcomes for our children
  • Be motivated, flexible and understanding
  • Have a willingness and enthusiasm to develop new skills


In return, we can offer:


  • A friendly, supportive and enthusiastic staff who work as a team
  • Relevant training and development
  • Opportunities to contribute to whole school and Trust development
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme


Closing date for applications:      Friday 19 July 2024 12:00pm                     

Interviews will be held on:          Tuesday 23 July 2024     

Based on the quality and quantity of applications received, the Trust reserves the right to close this vacancy sooner than the specified closing date. Applicants will be notified of this where possible. Therefore, early applications are encouraged.


As a Trust we have clear vision and values which supports us in achieving excellence for every child every day. We are bound by a strong moral purpose and a commitment to our 3 R’s of being respectful, resilient and resourceful. As a ten school Trust each of our schools is unique in its own right and we promote that individuality. However, we also acknowledge that together we are better, together we can achieve more for the children in our schools.

As a Trust, we are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals, we all bring something unique to the role regardless of any protected characteristics which is why we treat all members of our community equally, without compromise. We are committed to providing equality and fairness through our recruitment and employment practices and not to discriminate on any grounds.


Compass Academy Trust is committed to equal opportunities and to the safeguarding and promoting of children and young people’s welfare. We expect all staff to fully comply with this commitment.


Please note that employment contracts with Compass Academy Trust contain a mobility clause and whilst your primary place of work will be Unicorn Primary School, you may be requested to work at another location as required to meet the needs of the Trust.  


Successful applicants will be subject to DBS clearance and other relevant employment checks including an online search.  References will be requested prior to interview for candidates who are short-listed.


Applications can be downloaded from the following websites: Teaching Vacancies Services, London Borough of Bromley or Compass Academy Trust.  Alternatively, please email your request to Completed application forms to be returned to or to Compass Academy Trust C/o Marian Vian Primary School, Shirley Crescent, Beckenham, Kent BR3 4AZ

School Governors

Posted date:  

28th June 2022

Closing date:  



Marian Vian, Oak Lodge and Unicorn Primary Schools

Part Time

Volunteering at Compass Academy Trust - Could you be a school governor?


  • Are you committed, open, confident, curious, transparent, collaborative, critical, creative and trustworthy?
  • Do you have an interest in how the school runs?
  • Want to make a difference for our children?
  • Want to support a school in your local community?


The local governing bodies at Marian Vian, Oak Lodge and Unicorn play an important role in supporting the schools and holding it to account for standards. All governors volunteer their time and are mainly either parents or members of the local community.


Our Local Governing Bodies are currently looking for members of the local community to become governors. To take on this role you don't need to be an expert in education or have current links with the school. What is really important, is being committed to the successful running of the school. In particular, this means being available to give your time to be in school and to attend meetings at various times throughout the year. This commitment would ideally suit someone who is perhaps retired, works part-time or has a job that is flexible. 


In return, you'll find that being a governor is hugely rewarding and that you develop new skills and knowledge.


If you would like to find out more or would be willing to become a governor we would love to hear from you. As a school that is committed to building a diverse community, we're particularly keen to hear from people from underrepresented groups and with protected characteristics, particularly older people and those with disabilities.


For more information or to express an interest please contact the Trust Governance Manager, Joyce Munro at



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