Thriftwood School is looking to appoint two enthsiastic and energetic Learning Support Assistants


          Learning Support Assistant: 25 hours per week  - School Based:  Salary Band 2
          Learning Support Assistant: 30.58 hrs per week - School Based:  Salary Band 2

Please click HERE for further information


Applicants who have been shortlisted for the post will be notified as soon as reasonably practical upon completion of the shortlisting process. 

The school will only contact shortlisted applicants and therefore if you have not received any communication from the school by this date your application has not been successful on this occasion. 

Thank you for your interest in Thriftwood School

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Please see below for community events advertised in partnership with the School and College:

Action for Family Carers

Our Young Carers Projects include Respite Clubs, Trips, Family Support Worker, School Link Work, Young Adult Carer Transitional Support (all services are free of charge). For more information please visit the website www.affc.org.uk

All Stars Cricket

All Stars Cricket gives childrent he chance to play, learn great skills and meet new friends! Galleywood Cricket Club, Clark's Field, Chelmsford CM2 8RW. Click HERE for more information

Animation Camp - Chelmsford Library - October half term

An opportunity to explore a variety of different  animation techniques from drawn to slow motion to help create a film inspired by  WW1 poetry. To book a place click HERE

Autism Friendly Films

Cineworld, Odeon and Vue Cinemas now host Autism Friendly Films:-

If you receive DLA, don't forget to apply for your Cinema Card entitling you to FREE entry for any accompanying adult taking your child to the cinema.

BOSP - Brighter Opportunities through Support Play

We aim to develop the children and young people's independence, self-esteem and social skills in a supportive environment. For more information on what they offer please click here

Bowling Club

Falcon Bowling and Social Club are offering Taster Sessions every Friday night at 6.30pm and Junior sessions at 4.15pm. For more information see the following link

Centre Algarve - Holiday centre dedicated for people with special needs

For further details click here

Chelmer Village Youth Club

Every Friday evening (term time only) between 7.30-9.30pm for ages 9-14-year-olds. Membership £3.00 - Members £1.00. For more information please call - 01245 478679

Chelmsford Child and Family Wellbeing Service - Sept - Dec 2018

Click HERE for further information 

Chelmsford Museum - Relaxed Hocus Pocus - saturday 27th October

Chelmsford Museum are holding an Autism Friendly event of Hocus Pocus for all the family to enjoy. Click HERE for more information

Cinderella - Relaxed Performance

Chelmsford Civic Theatre will be showing a 'Relaxed Performance' of Cinderella on Wednesday 2nd January 2019

Cirdan Trust

Cirdan Sailing Trust provided children life skills about living and working on large vessels. For further information please see the attached below and the following website - www.cirdantrust.org 

CoCoCare - Open Week 24th-30th October 2018

There will be the following throughout the above week- Drop in Open Days, Performances, Celebration Evening, Scary Sketching and Dreadful Drawing, Guest Speaker. Visit cococare to find out more.

Dance 21

Dance 21 is a dance group for young people with Downs Syndrome aged between 5-16 years old. Further details are attached below. Click HERE for further information


This organisation can accommodate people of all ages and abilities with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and mental health illnesses. Their website explains in more depth exactly what they do and who they are http://disability4sport.co.uk

Essex Wildlife Trust

During the October hald term and Christmas break, Essex Wildlife Trust have lots of events on offer. Click HERE for further information.

Families in Focus - Information and Advice Clinic 

1st Wednesday of the month 9.30  12pm at Chelmsford Family Hub, Chelmsford Library CM1 1QH. By appointment only - 01245 283396

One to One support including assistance with Disability Living Allowance (DLA) applications and other benefits. Information, advice and support on educational issues including assessments, SEN support, Education Health Care Plans and exclusions.  

Click HERE for the latest newsletter 

Farleigh - Santa Fun Run - Sunday 2nd December 2018

Farleigh Hospice are holding their annual Santa Fun Run on Sunday 2nd December 2018. If you would like to take part, click HERE for more information. 

Galleywood Youth Centre - YMCA

Essex Youth Service is offering a Youth Centre in Galleywood on Thursdays 6.30-9.00pm. For further information email ben.gibbons@ymcachelmsford.org.uk OR 01245 355677

Grangewaters - October half term

Grangewaters are offering a wide range of acitivites for child age 6+ during the October half term. Click HERE for more information.

GSTARS - School of Dance & Performing Arts

Every Monday at Chelmsford County Girls High School. Beginners Tap, Contemporary, Commerical/Street, Cheerleading. For further information www.gstars.co.uk OR 07900 211137 OR


Health Drop In Sessions - 4-19 Year Olds 

Essex family Wellbeing are holding sessions around topics and issues concerning 4-19 year olds. Click HERE for details on dates and times.


Click HERE for InterAct October - December programme throughout Mid and North Essex 

Jigsaw Chelmsford - Drama / Singing / Dance

Delivering hun and engaging performing arts classes led by professional tutors since 1995. Held at Moulsham High School on Saturday mornings for 3-18 year olds. Click HERE for more information. 

Kids Inspire

Kids Inspire helps disadvantaged young people turn their lives around and gives them back their future. Click HERE for more details regarding what they do.

Kids who lunch club - click HERE

NSPCC - Online Safety Advice Line

If you would like advice on apps, sites, games or general online safety for your child, please call 0808 800 5002 (Mon-Fri 9am-7pm)

Santa Fun Run - Farleigh Hospice

On Sunday 2nd December. Click HERE for further information

Stow Maries - Lift Off Tech Festival

On Saturday 6th October there will be a 'Lift Off Tech Festival to build, design, create. Booking in advance is a must. Click HERE for more information. 

The Hut Youth Centre

The Hut Youth Centre in Braintree currently offers several nights per week for young people to go along. They do not currently have a specific SEN night but if numbers increase they are more than willing to open up another day.

The Hut Youth Centre, Project Charity, 10 Leather Lane, Braintree, CM7 1UZ

Click HERE for further information.

Wickford Trampoline Centre

The Wickford Trampoline Centre has been built for people with disabilities and/or special needs in mind. 1a London Road, Wickford SS12 0AW. Open all year round. For further details contact 01268 906269 OR click HERE 

YMCA Essex - Sound Sessions Youth Group

This group offers Young People a chance to learn and practice music in a safe place. The group includes:

  • Band Rehearsal space, DJ Workshops, Chill Out space for socialising, Drum Workshops, Guitar Workshop and Gig Nights.
  • Price: £2
  • Venue: YMCA Essex, Victoria Road, Chelmsford CM1 1NZ
  • Contact No. 01245 355677 OR click HERE
  • Age Group: 11-17 years old

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