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Seax Trust

Seax Trust

Seax Trust

Seax Trust

The Hawthorns School

The Hawthorns is rapidly moving forwards with much progress being made. It is all getting very exciting as plans take shape!


Just to let you know - we are currently looking for a range of staff, particularly:

  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • HLTA
  • LSAs

This is a unique chance for staff to help us together, shape our vision, culture, values and curriculum, so don’t delay and get in touch with us - contact details are at the bottom of the page and you can also apply through the website:

We are a school for children with autism and a real opportunity for a speech and language therapist to help shape a service with opportunities to train and help influence the direction of the school.  Not many opportunities come along like this!

Are you working as a member of support staff with some experience of SEND and autism who wants progression or to develop their experience?  Maybe you should consider applying for the HLTA role.  You never know what you can do! 

If you are an LSA with an interest in SEND and autism then please do apply. You don’t necessarily need extensive experience as we will support your development and training. Maybe you work in the care sector or maybe you volunteer somewhere and are looking for further fulfilment?

We are a supportive team already developing who work in a spirit of community and support for each other.  This may just be the place where you can gain further experience within a caring environment as part of a very supportive Trust committed to the future of young people.

Talk to us if you want to find out more


The school is going to initially be situated on the Thriftwood College site in Fox Crescent, Chelmsford and we are excited that construction has already started and every step forward is a step nearer to opening. 

We are working closely with Kier and Thriftwood to make sure everything is just right and making good progress to be completed in early December.  We will then get everything ready inside to greet families and for our new pupils to start in January.


We are very much looking forward to welcoming new pupils and families and carers to the school in January and we are already planning parent welcome meetings in December. 

We should know our first year cohort later in November. That’s when we can look at transition and working with families and carers to get the best start possible.

For further details please call either Carrie Massey on 01245 207607 or email her on or email


Current Vacancies

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