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Orchard Infant School

Headteacher Pre- Advert

Closing date: 15/01/2021 at 12:00

Job Start Date: 19/04/2021

Contract/Hours: Permanent , Full-time

Salary Type: Leadership Scale

Salary Details: The indicative pay salary is set at £59,585 to £69,033.

Hours of Work: Full Time

Location of Role: New Forest

Contact e-mail address: eps-recruitment@hants.gov.uk

Job/Person Summary

Coming soon! 

Orchard Infant School is looking to recruit a Headteacher for April 2021 owing to the retirement of our current Head. This is an exciting opportunity for an existing or aspiring Headteacher to take on the leadership of our successful, happy school. 

We are a 3 form entry located in the village of Dibden Purlieu, which is adjacent to the New Forest National Park and within easy reach of the City of Southampton. The school sits on a large site that we share with Orchard Junior School and Noadswood Secondary School. Our school is rated outstanding by OFSTED and the Governors and staff are committed to maintaining and building upon this position of excellence. 

The Governing Body wishes to appoint someone who will lead our school into its next phase by continuing to develop and improve upon the outstanding teaching delivered through our integrated curriculum, and by extending our reach in the community. This leader will need to have a clear vision of what is required, and the dynamism to ensure every child benefits from their first experience of school learning at Orchard.


We are looking for someone who:

In return we promise: 

Application Procedure

This post will be advertised on Friday 27th November 2020.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit the full advert when it goes live for details on visiting the school and how to apply.


Safer Recruitment

Orchard Infant School and Hampshire County Council are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect 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.

About us

Address: Water Lane, Dibden Purlieu, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 4SB

Telephone: 023 8084 3705

Website: www.orchard-inf.co.uk/

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