John Spendluffe Technology College
 
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John Spendluffe Foundation Technology College John Spendluffe Technology College
Hanby Lane
Alford
Lincolnshire
LN13 9BL
 
Tel: 01507 462443
Fax: 01507 462013
 
Email: office@jstc.org.uk
   
Headteacher:
  Ms Joyce Shorrock
Chairman of Governors:
  Mr P Milson
     
       
 
     
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  Headteacher's Comment      
  John Spendluffe is a converter academy that sits at the heart of the community that it serves and, as a standalone academy, we can plan strategically for the needs of our students. We work creatively and innovatively to unlock the potential in every child and provide a friendly, engaging environment for students to learn. This was clearly identified in our recent Ofsted inspection, “The school has a strong family feel where the children’s needs are nurtured and well cared for”.      
         
  Our curriculum is both broad and exciting. Alongside the core subjects of English, maths and triple science we offer history, geography and two foreign languages. In KS3 we offer an Opening Minds curriculum that enables students to further their love of learning through activities that build confidence, resilience and independence. In addition to this we offer a range of technology subjects including engineering, food and textiles, a vibrant expressive arts curriculum, and high quality vocational courses from IT to Sport. We stand proudly behind the range of assessment structures offered to our students and feel it gives them the widest opportunity to achieve. Students who enjoy their learning will make the best progress and excel in their KS4 qualifications. Ofsted noted that ”…pupils know their targets and say that teachers challenge them to achieve them”.      
         
  JSTC has been rated as ‘good’ or better by Ofsted for over a decade, and in our recent Ofsted in June 2018 we retained our ‘good’ grading. Our ethos is firmly rooted in the three ‘R’s’, ‘respect, responsibility and resilience’. We want our young people to grow into adults, and then to succeed in the world beyond our school gates. Our behaviour code has respect at its core and we encourage our students to become those responsible young adults who will eventually leave JSTC with the qualifications, skills and experiences that prepare them for the world of work and a rewarding career. Together as a learning community we celebrate the successes of students at all levels – whether they leave us to go to sixth form and University, an apprenticeship with a national or local company, or to employment with training. Working together with parents and carers enables us to ensure that students can achieve the goals that will take them to the next level of their chosen career. With excellent careers advice our students leave us with solid foundations for their future.      
         
  We welcome visits from prospective students and parents/carers and embrace the opportunity for you to see what JSTC has to offer your child. Our transition arrangements help a child to settle quickly into secondary school life at JSTC and this again was something identified during our recent Ofsted inspection, “Parents value the strengthened transition arrangements that leaders have implemented so that Year 7 pupils settle into the school quickly and attend well from the start”.      
         
  Ms J Shorrock      
  Headteacher      
         
         
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