Job Title: Executive Headteacher
Employer: New Heights School
Job Type: Leadership
NOR: 160 students. School split across three sites. 
Grade: Leadership
Actual Salary: L29 (£93,902)
Contract Type: Permanent
Contract Term: Full time
Location: Liverpool
Start Date: 01 September 2024
Closing Date: 15 March 2024

About the School

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.

About the Role


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.

How to Apply

We can offer you:

  • 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.

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):

We look forward to hearing from you.


School Visits


Visits to the school are welcome. The following scheduled dates/times are available for a visit to our school sites:

  • Friday 01 March
    • 9:30 am – meet at our Fazakerley site
  • Friday 08 March
    • 9:30 am – meet at our Fazakerley site
  • Friday 15 March
    • 9:30 am – meet at our Fazakerley site

Please contact our recruitment email or telephone the school and arrange with R. Bissette.




Recruitment Documents (Downloads)


Job Description: Download Document

Person Specification – Teachers: Download Document

Application Form: Download Document

Advert: Download Document

Closing Date: Friday 15 March 2024

Short Listing Date: Monday 18 March 2024

Interviews: Monday 25 and Tuesday 26 March 2024

Contact Name: Ross Bissette

Contact Telephone: 0151 498 4055

Contact e-mail:


NOR: 160 students. School split across three sites.