Vacancy: Class Teacher – English

Job Title: Class Teacher (English)
Employer: New Heights School
Job Type: Teaching & Learning
Job Phase: Secondary
NOR: School split across three sites. Post located at Fazakerley.
Grade: Main Pay Scale / Upper Pay Scale (+ 1 SEN point)
Actual Salary: National teaching salary scales
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time
Location: Liverpool
Start Date: Monday, January 1st, 2024
Closing Date: Tuesday, October 24th, 2023

About the School
New Heights School is looking for a dynamic, progressive and resilient individual to help 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 help lead the school in its growth and development. New Heights School (Key Stage 3) is a short-stay school that provides educational opportunities for up to 66 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 secondary schools.

About the Role

Key role:

  •  To enable and inspire learning which allows students to achieve high standards in English.
  • To share the responsibility for the well-being, education and discipline of students.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  •  Hold QTS with a passion for working with children who have challenging behaviour.
  • Ensure effective teaching of KS3, including the setting and marking of work.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of present curriculum development, particularly those relating to English.
  •  Have excellent knowledge/experience of teaching English across KS3.
  •  Experience in planning an appropriate and challenging curriculum.
  •  Use teaching methods which keep pupils engaged including effective questioning, clear presentation and good use of resources.
  •  Differentiate effectively to progress the learning of different ability groups.
  • Identify clear learning objectives/targets, content, lesson structures appropriate to the subject matter and the students being taught.
  • Mark, grade and give written/verbal feedback as required.
  • Assess record and report on the development, progress and achievement of students and to keep such records as are required.
  • Implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for students and to support a designated curriculum area as appropriate.
  • Facilitate and encourage a learning experience which provides students with the opportunity to achieve their individual potential and to provide opportunities for personal and learning growth.
  •  Contribute to raising standards of pupil achievement.
  •  Communicate effectively with parents/carers of pupils as appropriate.
  •  Participate in meetings at the school which relate to the curriculum or the administration or organisation of the school.

Personal Qualities

Candidates will also:
  • Support the management/leadership in the efficient and effective organisation of the school and conduct of staff and pupils.
  • Establish effective working relationships with professional colleagues and be a very enthusiastic team player.
  • Play a full part in the life of the school community, support its aims and ethos and encourage staff and students to follow this example.
  • Promote the school’s policies and comply with the school’s Health and Safety policy and undertake risk assessments as appropriate.
  • Take responsibility for their own professional development and to keep up to date with research and developments in pedagogy and in the subjects they teach.
  • Set a good example to all students in their presentation and their personal conduct.
  • Evaluate their own teaching critically and use this to improve their effectiveness.

How to Apply
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 to arrange a chat with the Head of School, please contact the school by email: •

Recruitment Documents (Downloads)

Job Description: Download Document
Person Specification – Teachers: Download Document
Application Form: Download Document
Advert: Download Document

Closing Date: Tuesday 24th October 2023
Short Listing Date: Tuesday 24th October 2023

Contact Details
New Heights School
1A Dyson Hall Drive
L9 7HA

Contact Name: Ross Bissette
Contact Telephone: 0151 498 4055
Contact e-mail:
NOR: School split across three sites. Post located at Fazakerley.