Learning Support Assistant

Thriftwood School, Chelmsford
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Job Ref No. ECC7063-137 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4, point 6 (Range 6-7)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 29/08/2022 Midnight Date of Interviews: Monday 5th September 2022  

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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: Monday 29th August 2022 (midnight)
Interview Date: Monday 5th September 2022

- Would you like a job in Chelmsford that fits around your personal life?

- Would you like to work with respectful, well-mannered students and join a friendly team of like-minded colleagues?

- Would you like to leave work each day knowing you've made a difference?

Required September 2022
Thriftwood is a well-respected provision for pupils and students with moderate learning difficulties, which was designated 'Outstanding' at its last Ofsted Inspection. Our students have a range of different needs, which may include difficulties with communication, social or physical skills and, because of this, they often need a little extra help to manage everyday activities. At Thriftwood, we believe that learning is life-long and that it applies to everyone, including our staff. Prior experience of working in education isn't therefore necessary - our most important requirement is for someone with a 'can-do' attitude, who is open-minded and willing to learn in the role.

What we offer:

· A range of high quality professional development opportunities

· Varied, interesting and highly rewarding work

· Support to progress your career at Thriftwood and across the SEAX Trust schools

· Very competitive pay, including an additional week's pay per annum to cover training and development

· A commitment to staff wellbeing, including an employee assistance programme offering free counselling to all staff and their close family members

· A social, caring and dedicated team of colleagues, focussed on the best outcomes for all students and staff

· A bright new future


A SEAX Trust application form MUST BE COMPLETED - available on the school & college website at www.thriftwoodschool.com with additional information, Essex Job Scene website or on request from the college office by calling 01245 262779
Return completed application form to gemmabaker@thriftwoodschool.com
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
Email: gemmabaker@thriftwoodschool.com

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