Want to Teach?


A career in teaching at JSTC can be hugely rewarding both for you personally and for the students you come into contact with.


As a teacher, you have the ability to change a young persons mindset, goals and aspirations for the children of Alford and the wider community of rural Lincolnshire.


JSTC has a proven track record of nurturing and developing our own trainee teachers. This involves working closely with candidates to develop their skills, pass on the expertise of more established colleagues and to share the passion, commitment and dedication our staff have to providing our students with the best education we have to offer.


There are a variety of different routes for you to get into teaching through many local providers.

These providers will work with you and support you as you gain the qualifications you will need to start your teaching career.


By choosing JSTC as being your host school for your teacher training year we guarantee that you will benefit from an excellent, tailored support programme from our teacher mentors. Their guidance will be invaluable as you develop your skill set and become a talented teacher with the potential for your career to take you as far as you wish to go.


If you want to see how our previous and current trainees find the JSTC teacher training programme then please take a look at some of the promotional materials on this page to find out more.


Alternatively, you can directly contact our Deputy Headteacher, Mr M Whitaker for an informal conversation. His email address is: m.whitaker@jstc.org.uk

Supporting Materials


Before engaging on a career in teaching, there may be a number of questions you need answering in relation to qualifications, funding, UCAS requirements etc. We hope that the following links to both local and national providers will help to better inform you.


Newly Qualified Teacher Salaries start from £25,714 per annum for roles within Lincolnshire and all teachers have access to one of the best pension provisions on the market through the Teachers Pension Scheme. (provide link)


Contact the school for further details – who knows where one initial conversation could lead…

Useful Links


Department for Education Support and Advice:



Information on bursaries and funding:



The UCAS application system:



Application tips:



Lincoln University PGCE Information:



Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance:



Any questions? Contact Mr Whitaker at JSTC.


Events Calendar

Deputy Headteacher

Martin Whitaker


Student Teachers

'Their stories...'

Miss Avis

Miss Bates

Miss Elias

Mr Ramirez

Miss Shucksmith

JSTC Teaching
Career Booklet

John Spendluffe Technology College

Hanby Lane


LN13 9BL