Vacancy: Lead Practitioner (3 x Posts) – Behaviour Intervention Team

Job Title: Lead Practitioner
Employer: New Heights School
NOR: 160 students. School split across three sites. 
Grade: Lead Practitioner Scale
Actual Salary: Point 5 (£52,327)
Contract Type: Secondment Opportunity / Fixed Term (12 Months, in the first instance, subject to funding)
Contract Term: Full time
Location: Liverpool
Start Date: 01 September 2024
Closing Date: 17 May 2024

About the School

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

Join a dynamic and supportive educational community at New Heights School, where we are committed to providing a nurturing environment for students to excel academically and emotionally. As part of our dedicated Behaviour Intervention Team (BIT), we are seeking three Lead Practitioners to play a pivotal role in supporting students with challenging behaviours; one at Key Stage 2, one at Key Stage 3 and one at Key Stage 4. If you are passionate about making a difference in the lives of young people and thrive in a collaborative and inclusive environment, we invite you to apply for this rewarding opportunity.


Job Description:

As a Lead Practitioner within the Behaviour Intervention Team, you will provide strategic guidance and support to students displaying challenging behaviours. Your responsibilities will include offering immediate advice and support to schools, collaborating on behaviour management policies and support plans, delivering specialised training to school staff, and ensuring effective coordination of resources and services. Through your expertise and dedication, you will contribute to creating positive learning environments and promoting the well-being and success of students.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide timely advice and support to schools regarding students displaying challenging behaviours.
  • Collaborate with educational settings to develop and implement effective behaviour management policies and support plans.
  • Deliver specialised training and workshops to school staff on behaviour management strategies.
  • Conduct audits of local services and resources for behavioural support, facilitating effective referral for schools.
  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders to ensure coordinated support for students.
  • Uphold safeguarding policies and procedures to ensure the welfare of students.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent.
  • Significant experience in behaviour management within educational settings.
  • Understanding of behaviour support plans, risk assessments, and inclusive practices.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and collaborative skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of barriers children face in accessing formal schooling and the ability to further build and develop the school’s/staff understanding and strategies in this area.
  • Good time management skills and ability to work collaboratively with the outreach team.

Additional Information:

This is an exciting new opportunity for a passionate and resilient teacher, enthused to work collaboratively with the Outreach Team, who has good communication and time management skills.

Roles are fixed term in the first instance depending on outcomes and funding for future years.


Recruitment Documents (Downloads)

Job Description: Behaviour Intervention Team – Lead Practioner (JD) 

Person Specification: Behaviour Intervention Team – Lead Practioner (PS)

Application Form: Download Document

Advert: Download Document

Contact Telephone: 0151 498 4055

Contact e-mail:


NOR: 160 students. School split across three sites.