Learning Support Assistant - Thriftwood College

Thriftwood School, Chelmsford

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Job Ref No. ECC7063-185 Position Type: Teaching/Child Support Pay Range: Scale 4, point 7 (Range 7-8)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: To be Confirmed  

Job Description

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LGPCD Pay Scale: 4, Point 7 (Range 7-8)

Actual Salary: From £17,637.00 to £17,933.00 (These figures include the holiday pay entitlement for someone with less than five years' continous service, as specified by the Essex County Council Modification Order).

Closing Date: Friday, 12th April 2024 (Midday)
Interview Date:TBC

Required as soon as possible

  • 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?

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

To Apply: Please complete a SEAX Trust Application Form available at www.thriftwoodschool.com and www.essexschoolsjobs.co.uk

For additional information and queries please telephone Gemma Ellis on 01245 262779.

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 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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Information about the school

Contact Information

Gemma Ellis
Tracey Imhof
Slades Lane
Galleywood, Chelmsford
Essex, CM2 8RW
Telephone: 01245 262779
Email: gemmabaker@thriftwoodschool.com

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