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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    15 March 2024 at 3pm

  • Date listed

    21 February 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Headteacher

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2, Key stage 3, Key stage 4

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

L29 (£93,902)

Pay scale

L29 (£93,902)

What skills and experience we're looking for

New Heights School is looking for a dynamic, progressive and resilient individual to lead the school and ensure high quality learning for a group of children who present very challenging circumstances. A maintained school within Liverpool City Council, the school is looking for someone with proven experience who is willing to lead the school in its growth and development.

New Heights School is a Key Stage 2, 3 and 4 short-stay school, on three separate sites, that provides educational opportunities for up to 160 pupils, who have been, or who are at risk of being permanently excluded. It serves the whole of the city and is a key resource in shaping education for vulnerable students from its partner schools. The school was judged as ‘Good’ in its recent Ofsted inspection in December 2023.

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an exceptional candidate who:

  • Has a clear vision, strong leadership and effective management skills
  • Understands the needs of vulnerable young people and their families
  • Has experience of working with young people who can present with challenging behaviour, using a consistent and fair approach
  • Has experience of partnership working to achieve successful outcomes
  • Has experience and sound understanding of budget management
  • Has dedication to provide a personalised and outstanding education which enriches the lives of a diverse group of children.
  • Has confidence and experience to inspire, manage and motivate in order to achieve an 'outstanding' OFSTED rating.
  • Is a strategic thinker.
  • Is passionate about learning.
  • Is committed to building a high trust environment in the school.
  • Has a highly developed emotional intelligence.
  • Can demonstrate an ability to build capacity and develop sustainable leadership.
  • Supportive, proactive Governors who seek to facilitate future professional development
  • An innovative and talented team of committed staff who offer a wide range of skills and experience
  • The opportunity to forge a vibrant and effective relationship with local schools that are committed to inclusion and partnership.

What the school offers its staff

We can offer you:

If you think you can make a difference to vulnerable young people and are excited by the challenge of building on the already existing good practice and would like to know more, to arrange a visit or a conversation with the Chair of Governors, please contact R. Bissette (Operations Director):

  • recruitment@newheights.liverpool.sch.uk

We look forward to hearing from you.

Commitment to safeguarding

Safer Recruitment

New Heights School and Liverpool City 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 all other Department for Education pre-employment checks.

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About New Heights High School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
School size
93 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
0151 498 4055

School Website: www.newheightsschool.co.uk

Arranging a visit to New Heights High School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@newheights.liverpool.sch.uk.

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