Senior Learning Support Assistant - Thriftwood School

Thriftwood School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC7063-196S Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 30/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: TBC  

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Thriftwood School & College, Slades Lane, Galleywood, Chelmsford CM2 8RW

30hrs 35min per week: 08.40-3.10 with 25mins lunch
£24,294.00+ pro-rata
Required: September 2024

  • Would you like a job in Chelmsford that fits around your personal life?
  • Would you like to join a friendly team of like-minded colleagues?
  • Would you like to leave work each day knowing you've made a difference?

Thriftwood is a well-respected, 'Outstanding' provision for pupils with moderate learning difficulties. 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 an open-minded, 'can-do' attitude, who is willing to learn in the role.

We can offer you:

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

LGPCD Pay Scale: 4, Point 7 (Range 7-8)
Actual Salary: From £17,637.00.00 (point 7) under 5 years' service to £17,868.00 (point 7) over 5 years' service, per annum (pro-rata) depending on experience and length of service

To Apply: Please complete a SEAX Trust Application Form available at and

For additional information and queries please telephone Tracey Imhof on 01245 266880.

Due to our safer recruitment policy a SEAX Trust Application Form must be completed in full. We do not accept applications via CV only.

Thriftwood is part of the SEAX Trust group of special schools

The SEAX Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This includes obtaining references, medical checks 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 SEND provisions across Essex

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 Ellis
Tracey Imhof/Gemma Ellis
Slades Lane
Galleywood, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 8RW
Telephone: 01245 262779

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