Headteacher, Wiltshire

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The New Forest CofE (VA) Primary SchoolWiltshire
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Start date: 1st September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £53,724 - £62,262 (L13 – L19)
Contract term: Permanent

This is an exciting opportunity to join our happy and buzzing village Primary school on the edge of the idyllic New Forest and lead it through an exciting and pivotal time of growth and improvement as our new Headteacher.

We’re looking for someone who:

  • can inspire and motivate children, and the whole school team, to achieve a new vision and high expectations in all areas
  • has proven experience of prioritising and achieving school improvement, using data driven leadership and management and can then evidence impact.
  • is passionate about children and their learning and has proven experience of rapidly accelerating pupils’ progress and supporting them to achieve their full potential
  • is positive, resilient and committed to displaying and supporting our Christian values and ethos as a Church of England School.

Our Children want their Headteacher to:

  • be “Fun and not really, really strict”
  • be “Kind”, “Helpful”, “Happy” and “Fair”
  • “Listen to us and do the School Council meetings.”
  • “Do a good job for the school.”

You’ll want to join our wonderful school because:

  • we have delightful children who are curious, engaged and motivated to learn and are supported by committed and involved parents
  • we have a dedicated staff and Governor team who always go the extra mile
  • we love offering a wide and interesting curriculum and opportunities for our children to experience a wide variety of sport, music, art and drama, technology, exciting school trips and the wonderful forest around us.
  • we have a well managed and balanced school budget and generous extra funding from our extremely successful PTA to buy additional resources to enrich and support learning across the school.
  • you’ll be able to rely on the invaluable support and advice from the Diocese and Local Authority, the counsel of our Parish Vicar and the peer support and partnership from our cluster of local Primary School Headteachers
  • we will support your Professional Development so that you can do the very best for our school
  • you’ll work in a beautiful area which we love to use to make our learning even more exciting and fun!


If you’d like to find out more please download the information pack, visit our website (www.thenewforestschool.wilts.sch.uk) and arrange to come and see our school on the 11th February (9-11AM) or 15th February (2-5PM). Please contact our Chair of Governors, Natalie Crates, on 07802 626128 or by email: n.crates@thenewforestschool.wilts.sch.uk for more details and to arrange a visit.

Please apply using the “Apply Button” on the Wiltshire site www.wiltshire.gov.uk and include all required details.

Closing date:  22nd February 2019
Interview date:  25th March 2019

The New Forest CofE (VA) Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  References will be sought for shortlisted candidates prior to the interview date. The successful candidate will be required to complete an enhanced DBS check.

We promote equality and diversity and therefore welcome applications regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.

More about The New Forest CofE (VA) Primary School
Address: School Road, Nomansland, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP5 2BY, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1794 390380