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Learning Support Assistant - Thriftwood College
HOURS: 30.58
FIXED TERM Senior Learning Support Assistant - Thriftwood College
HOURS: 30.58

Learning Support Assistant - Thriftwood College

HOURS: 30.58 DEADLINE 10 Jul 2022

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: Sunday 10th July 2022 (midnight)
Interview Date: Wednesday 14th July 2022 

Required 1st 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.

  • 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?

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

Full documentation can be obtained by clicking the links below: -

Learning Support Assistant Job Advert

Learning Support Assistant Job Description

Application Form

SEAX Information Sheet

Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement

Privacy Notice

FIXED TERM Senior Learning Support Assistant - Thriftwood College

HOURS: 30.58 DEADLINE EXPIRED

Senior Learning Support Assistant – 30.58 hours per week

FIXED TERM – 1ST SEPTEMBER 2022 -31ST AUGUST 2023

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
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

Full documentation can be found by clicking the links below: -

Senior Learning Support Assistant Job Advert

Senior Learning Support Assistant Job Description

Application Form

SEAX Information Sheet

Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement

Privacy Notice

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