Senior Learning Support Assistant

Thriftwood School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC7063-135 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4, point 6 (Range 6-7)
Position Start Date: 01/09/2022 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/06/2022 Midday Date of Interviews: Wednesday 6th July 2022  

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Senior Learning Support Assistant - 30.58 hours per week


LGPCD Pay Scale: 4, Point 6 (Range 6-7)
Term time plus one week (40wpa to include Inset Days)
Actual Salary: From £14,487.46 (point 6) under 5 years' service to £14,971.75 (point 7) over 5 years' service, per annum (pro-rata) depending on experience and length of service
Closing Date: Thursday 30th June 2022 12noon
Interview Date: Wednesday 6th July 2022

Required 1st September 2022
We have an exciting new opening for a Senior Learning Support Assistant to work with our students on the Fox Crescent site. This is a unique opportunity for the successful candidate to be part of an innovative, inspiring learning environment with high expectations of students and staff. Team-work and the pupils are at the heart of everything we do, making Thriftwood a truly fantastic place to work.

The role includes:

· To work in partnership with Class Teachers to support pupil' needs and learning in line with the curriculum, codes of practice, policies and procedures;

· Provide skilled support to pupils with moderate learning, behavioural, communication, social, sensory or physical difficulties

What we offer:

· An extra paid week of work per year so LSAs can undertake additional training.

· Career pathways - many of our LSAs have gone on to undertake teacher training (with some returning to work for us!)

· Friendly, caring and helpful colleagues

· Interesting, engaging and fun lessons for our students

· High quality professional development opportunities for all staff

· Wellbeing at the heart of everything we do (pupil and staff)

· A supportive Trust

· Varied, interesting work

· Lots of social activities

Don't just take our word for it, come and visit us. Experience is not essential, just the right attitude!

A SEAX Trust application form MUST BE COMPLETED - available on the school & college website at with additional information, Essex Job Scene website or on request from the college office by calling 01245 262779
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Interviews to be held at Thriftwood College, Fox Crescent, Chelmsford, CM1-2BN

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
Slades Lane
Galleywood, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 8RW
Telephone: 01245 262779

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