Role:        Assistant Headteacher  – SENco 

Location: Buzz Learning, Ashington, Northumberland

Salary:    Upto £40,000 per annum dependent on qualifications and experience)

Hours:      Monday to Friday (8.30am – 4pm, Term Time Only)

Join our team at Buzz Learning We established in 2004 and are firmly rooted in our local community and committed to providing education and further education to equip our learners with the skills, experience and qualifications they need to progress into successful adulthood.

Our nurturing learning environments cater for students aged 11-16 years at our school and 16-24 years at our Post-16 Provision.

Our ethos is centred around empowering individuals to "be all you can," fostering a culture of growth, inclusivity, and achievement. With a strong commitment to excellence, we pride ourselves on maintaining a Good Ofsted rating, ensuring high-quality education and support for our students.

We are proud of the reputation we have in our community and have been described as ‘A small, friendly School and College’.

We are seeking a passionate and dedicated Assistant Headteacher (SENCo) to join our dynamic team. As an Assistant Headteacher (SENCo) at Buzz Learning, you will play a crucial role in providing personalised learning experiences and support to students with Special Educational Needs. You will have the opportunity to work with students aged 11-24, helping them develop academically, socially, and emotionally in line with our inclusive ethos.

Key Responsibilities:

  •  Support Buzz to achieve outstanding results with Ofsted and other statutory bodies. 
  • Support the management of systems, routines and processes to work effectively in line at least with statutory requirements.  
  • Support the Head in the management, organisation and administration of Buzz Learning with a particular focus on learner progress and interventions.  
  • Work with the Head and SLT to lead and manage strategic areas of Buzz’s development. 
  • Be proactive in establishing communications which foster good relations with all stakeholders, external agencies, individuals and organisations and which, through consultation, seek their positive support and active involvement in Buzz Learning. 
  • Provide information and advice to the Head and Regional Director in accordance with Governance arrangements and support proper accountability processes throughout Buzz Learning. 
  • Engender and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders which ensure the best outcomes for children and young people, to include creation n of Education, Health and Care Plans (EHCPs), EHCP reviews and facilitating PEP meetings etc
  • Take on specific tasks related to the day to day administration and organisation of Buzz Learning. 
  • Take responsibility for specific areas of work which will be reviewed at least annually. 
  • Take on any additional responsibilities which might from time to time be determined.


  • Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) or equivalent in Special Education Needs (SEN) or relevant subject area.
  • Proven experience working with students with SEN, preferably within a school or college setting.
  • Strong understanding of SEN principles, strategies, and best practices.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.
  • Understanding of Ofsted requirements
  • Ability to lead and provide a clear vision
  • Ability to motivate and develop people and the confidence to exercise delegated authority in a lead role

Why join The Outcomes First Group?

Your health and wellbeing are important to us, so you’ll get an exceptional reward package including:

  • Life Assurance
  • Pension scheme with options to increase your contributions
  • “Your Wellbeing Matters” – access to a wide range of first-class mental health support services and physical health checks

And a market-leading benefit offering through our Flexible Benefits Platform, Vista, enables you to choose the package that’s right for you, including:

  • A wide range of health, wellbeing, and insurance benefits
  • 100’s of discount options valid in the UK and abroad
  • Cycle to Work Schemes
  • Electric Car Purchase Scheme
  • Critical illness cover

And that’s not all, we place the outcomes of the pupils and vulnerable young adults in our services at the heart of everything we do, so you’ll wake every day in the knowledge that your role will have a significant positive impact on the lives of others.

We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and young people. All applicants will be subject to social media checks and successful applicants to a fully enhanced DBS.


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