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Job Ref No. ECC7063-98S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4, Point 6
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Fixed
Application Close: 16/04/2021 Midday Date of Interviews: Wednesday 21st April 2021  

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Fixed Term Learning Support/Mentor - To provide additional support to a complex child for the duration of their education at Thriftwood College as well as generalised classroom support for our learners

Required: ASAP
Scale 4, Point 6 (range 6-7)
30.58 hours per week/39 school working weeks per annum to include Inset Days
Actual Salary: £14,238.00 to £14,713.00 (pro-rata) depending on experience and length of service
Paid Leave: 5.6 to 6.2 weeks per annum, depending on length of service (the successful applicant will work each week of term time including non pupil days)

Thriftwood College is a vibrant and outstanding Special School where the wellbeing and achievement of every pupil is our priority. The role of Learning Mentor enables students to work towards overcoming social, emotional and learning difficulties which act as barriers to learning. They bridge academic and pastoral support roles ensuring that individual pupils and students participate more effectively in their own learning and prepare them well for adult life and independent living. The barriers to learning can be wide ranging and often very personal to the individual pupil. A young person may be going through complex transitions and changes in their own lives, within the family or at college. Learning Mentors help to identify these issues and help them to address what it is that is getting in the way of their learning.

The role includes:

· To provide support to an ASD student with a range of learning and behavioural needs.

· Offering 'hover' support during lessons and one to one mentoring as required

· Establishing relationship with parents to ensure continuity of approach

Closing date: Friday 16th April 2021 (midday)

Interview date: Wednesday 21st April 2021

SEAX Trust application form MUST BE COMPLETED - available on the college website with additional information, Essex Job Scene website or on request from the college office.

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The SEAX Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. This includes obtaining references and ensuring compliance with the Disclosure and Barring Service process.

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