Learning Support Assistant - Thriftwood School

Thriftwood School & College (Part of SEAX Trust), Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC7063-81S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Band 2
Position Start Date: 07/05/2019 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 26/03/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: Morning of Monday 1st April 2019  

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Thriftwood School is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and motivated LSA to to join our team.

30.58 hours per week - Salary Band 2* / 40 weeks per annum

Working pattern: Mon, Wed, Thur, Fri: 0845 - 1510/ Tuesday - 0845 - 1545

CLOSING DATE:12 noon - Tuesday 26th March 2019

INTERVIEW DATE:Morning: Monday 1st April2019

START DATE:As soon as possible after interview

*Fixed Term Contract to 31st August 2020.

Thriftwood School caters for young people aged between 5-13 years. All learners have a learning disability and additional complex difficulties - Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, Social Communication Difficulties, Emotional and Behavioural difficulties.

Some pupils require the administration of daily medication and, on occasion, emergency medical support.

All learners undertake part of their learning in a community setting and staff are expected to accompany the learners and take part in any off site activity, e.g. swimming, horse riding, games, sporting activities and social events.

The Learning Support Assistant will be working in partnership with class teachers to assist pupils' with moderate learning difficulties and additional complex needs, in line with the curriculum, codes of practice and school policies and procedures. The role of the Learning Support Assistant at Thriftwood requires a level of physical fitness and mental agility that may far exceed the demands found in mainstream schools.

The successful candidate will work during each week of term time including non-pupil days.

Information about the School

Thriftwood is an outstanding SEND School and College, offering a wealth of opportunities and experiences to its pupils, their families and staff. It is based on two sites in Chelmsford; Thriftwood School site lies in Galleywood and Thriftwood College in Melbourne. It forms a part of the SEAX Multi-Academy Trust, which encompasses provisions across Essex and the Trust Headquarters are based at Thriftwood College.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Gemma Baker/Tracey Imhof
Thriftwood School
Slades Lane
Galleywood, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 8RW
Telephone: 01245 262779
Email: traceyimhof@thriftwoodschool.com

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