Ringwood Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 8JH


Bransgore Church Of England Primary School

Growing in the forest




Role:                     Headteacher

Location:             Bransgore Church of England Primary School

Start Date:          1st January 2025

Salary Range:     Leadership Scale (L15 – L22)

Contract:             Permanent, Full Time

Closing Date:      6th September 2024

Interview:            26th & 27th September 2024

Do you have a passion for education, a vision for leading a thriving village school, and a commitment to Christian values?

Bransgore Church of England Primary School, nestled in the heart of the New Forest, seeks an inspirational and experienced School Leader to join our vibrant school community. We are a friendly and welcoming school with a strong focus on inclusion and nurturing every child's potential. We describe ourselves as a Loving School and celebrate difference and diversity.

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate individual to lead our school on its next chapter of growth and success.

About the Role:

As Headteacher, you will be responsible for providing professional and effective leadership to ensure every child reaches their full potential.  You will uphold the Christian vision and values of the school while promoting a safe and secure environment for all pupils and staff.  You will be a strategic leader, setting the direction for the school's development and ensuring high standards are maintained across all areas.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Uphold and articulate the Christian vision, values, and ethos of the school while fostering inclusivity.
  • Ensure strong academic performance with a focus on effective teaching, assessment, and raising standards, particularly in writing and for vulnerable groups.
  • Develop a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and collaboration among staff.
  • Provide effective leadership for all staff, fostering professional development and career progression.
  • Strengthen partnerships with parents, governors, and the wider community.

You are the ideal candidate if you:

  • Hold Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) with significant senior leadership experience in a primary school setting.
  • Possess a strong commitment to Christian values and the ethos of a Church of England school.
  • Demonstrate a proven track record of raising standards and leading successful school improvement initiatives.
  • Have experience in developing a strong SEND provision and ensuring inclusive learning for all.
  • Are an excellent communicator with a collaborative leadership style.

Bransgore Church of England Primary School offers:

  • The opportunity to lead a successful and well-resourced school with a supportive governing body.
  • A dedicated and talented staff team who are passionate about education.
  • A vibrant school community, with pupils who enjoy coming to school and look forward to learning.
  • A beautiful setting in the heart of the New Forest National Park.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package.

Application Information 

Headteacher recruitment information

Application form

Equalities monitoring form 

Documents for information

Child protection policy

Code of conduct

Equalities policy statement

We welcome visits to the school, please contact Becky Murphy by email b.murphy@bransgore.hants.sch.uk to arrange a suitable time for your visit.

Candidates should complete the application form together with the Equalities Monitoring form and return it by email to b.murphy@bransgore.hants.sch.uk so that it is received no later than 12 noon on 6th September 2024.

When submitting your application, please use the following format as the email subject heading: Bransgore C of E Primary Headteacher – Your Name.

Receipt of Application

Applications are acknowledged within two working days of receipt. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within this time, please contact the Recruitment Team immediately at b.murphy@bransgore.hants.sch.uk

Selection Procedure

Shortlisting will take place on 9th September and applicants will be advised within three working days whether they have been successful or not.

Further details will be sent to those candidates called for interview.

Failure to send your application form to the above email address may invalidate your application.


Bransgore C.E. Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.



Teaching Assistant

Job start: September 2024

Salary: Grade B - FTE £22737  (pay award pending)

Contract term: 1 Year Fixed Term

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 30th August 2024

Interview: TBC

We are looking for 1 full time TA and a part time TA, we would be willing to split the full time TA role if part time is more suitable. Full time hours are 08:30 - 15:30 (35 hours per week). Part time hours for the morning are 08:30 - 13:15 (23 hours and 45 minutes per week), afternoon hours are 12:00 - 15:30 (17 hours and 30 minutes per week). 

The part time TA role will be for the afternoon 12:00 - 15:30.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic teaching assistant to offer 1-1 support to some of our most vulnerable pupils. This is a challenging but very rewarding role and you will receive the full support of a highly trained and friendly team. The post involves working 1:1 in all aspects of a pupil’s day (learning, playtimes, lunchtime and emotional support/nurture.)

Full support, coaching, training and breaks will be a priority. You will be joining a very dedicated and friendly team who are both hard working and supportive of one another. The teaching and support staff work closely to bring about the best possible outcomes for the children in their care.

We offer a full week of new staff induction to help you find your feet. We provide staff with a basic level of private health insurance through Medicash, which offers money back on treatments such as dental and opticians. All staff benefit from a valuable pension scheme that school contribute to, if you sign up.

We enjoy lots of social activities to build teamwork. We will also provide you with bespoke training to ensure that you feel well supported and confident to carry out your role.

We would ask that applicants outline any prior experience and strengths that they bring to the role taking particular note of the desirable and essential criteria set out in the person specification. Any specific SEND or behaviour experience or training will be of particular interest.

Application Pack:
Letter from Headteacher
Job Description
Person Specification
Application Form
Equalities Monitoring Form

For Information
Child Protection Policy 
Code of Conduct
Equality Policy Statement 

If you experience problems accessing documents please contact Becky Murphy, on 01425 672272 or email: b.murphy@bransgore.hants.sch.uk. Visits to the school are welcomed, please contact Becky to arrange this.

Bransgore CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. All successful candidates will be subject to Criminal Records Bureau checks along with other relevant employment checks, this may include online searches.


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