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Seax Trust

Seax Trust

Seax Trust

Seax Trust

Current vacancies

Thriftwood School Lead


We are looking for a dedicated school leader with a passion for ensuring that all of our pupils have every opportunity to succeed in school and are prepared for life as they move on.


Thriftwood School & College is an outstanding, inclusive and forward-thinking specialist academy for young people aged 5-19. We now have a rare and exciting opportunity to appoint a School Lead, who will be based at the School site, leading and overseeing the provision for pupils aged between 7-14. The School is set in beautiful, mature grounds in the heart of Galleywood, on the outskirts of Chelmsford, yet within easy reach of the A12. It enjoys its own wildlife, horticultural and Forest School areas, a number of play and development environments including a sand barn, soft play zone and gym trail and offers specialist classrooms and facilities for cookery, art, PE and music therapy.


The School and College both have an excellent reputation locally, and beyond, and Thriftwood has been graded by Ofsted as being ‘Outstanding’ for a number of years. Key to this sustained success has been a committed team of staff, working together to provide the best possible education for each individual pupil. Thriftwood’s ethos is built on positive relationships, good communication, recognising and celebrating achievement and mutual support.


Thriftwood is part of SEAX Trust, a Multi-Academy Trust comprising five SEND schools across Essex. The Trust is well respected within the Essex Local Authority and has a single-minded ambition to constantly progress and develop, so that no limits are placed on the achievements of its young people.


This is a very exciting time for Thriftwood, as it continues to develop and enhance all aspects of its provision and offers you an outstanding opportunity to develop your career in an outward-looking organisation. The new School Lead will work closely with the Executive Headteacher, College Lead, Trust CEO and other senior staff to steer further developments, whilst also working strategically to support the needs of a growing and increasingly complex cohort in the area.


To find out more, or to apply, please download the Candidate Application Pack on this page, or telephone 01245 963006. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Class Support Posts


Have you ever thought you’d like a job where you can really make a difference to someone else?

Would you like to be part of a supportive team?

Would you like to have school holidays at home with your own family, or a job that allows you to do the school run yourself?

Would you like to earn up to £25,117*pa?

Have you considered a class support role?


SEAX Trust has schools in Brentwood, Chelmsford and Colchester and we are now recruiting LSAs, Senior LSA’s and HLTAs to work in our schools with our Teachers and students.


All of our schools cater for pupils with a range of special educational needs and moderate learning difficulties. The work is sometimes challenging, but it is hugely rewarding and you will be supported by not only of your immediate colleagues, but also by the SEAX Trust.


Within SEAX, our vision is that we are a Trust which:


puts no limits on what we believe young people can achieve; creating opportunities and meeting individual needs so that our young people can live rich and fulfilled lives


has the courage and drive to challenge and champion change to enable equal opportunity and equity for all


influences, respects, listens and acts and which in turn is known as a voice to listen to, act upon and respect.


Further information is available on the individual schools’ websites, which can be accessed here or you can telephone us on 01245 963006 or email: We hope to be working with you soon.



[*Salary quoted is for a full-time post, 37hpw/52wpa based at our Brentwood School.]

Contact Us

  • Tel:

    01245 963 000
  • SEAX Trust Head Office, Grove House School

    Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, Essex, CM15 9BZ

  • SEAX Trust Head Office is a company registered in England and Wales.

    Company registration no. 07747149, Registered offices Seax Trust Head Office,

    Grove House School, Sawyers Hall Lane, Brentwood, CM15 9BZ