Our School

John Spendluffe Technology College

JSTC is a non-selective 11-16 co-educational school in a selective area. We are a popular, over-subscribed school of around 629 students. Despite being a secondary modern school, we have the full ability range including gifted and talented students. We are proud of the work that we do with our young people to enable them to challenge themselves academically and reach the highest of aspirations. At our most recent Ofsted inspection we were rated as ‘requires improvement’ with ‘good’ in Leadership and Management and Behaviour. We strongly encourage prospective candidates to read our positive Ofsted report which recognises that we have made much progress already towards re-gaining our ‘good’ grading. As a school we are working hard to develop our already broad curriculum offer to students to ensure that the new Ofsted framework recognises the excellent education we offer our students. We are a single academy trust but have developed strong networks and links with a range of partners and other schools locally (Specifically QEGs Alford) and throughout the county, including the Lincolnshire Teaching School Alliance, Kyra Teaching School and Humber Teaching School.


The School Site

The school site has been enhanced in recent years to include two new classroom builds, a re-furbished English teaching block, a remodelled, modern canteen, and refurbishment of the original, attractive 1930s building. Car park facilities on site are free. The school has it own swimming pool, all-weather pitch and gym facilities which are all available for staff use.


School Ethos and Values

Supporting our students and their families to achieve the highest possible aspirations to a bright future lies at the heart of our daily work in school. High quality, extensive pastoral provision enables us to fulfil this mission. Our aim is to empower our students to become ‘resilient, respectful and responsible’ in readiness for the next step of their educational journey. We are committed to serving each other, the students, and the wider community.


Our students

Our students are our best ambassadors. They come from a wide rural and coastal area with the majority travelling by bus to school. Many students are not confident about the talents and abilities when they first arrive but through the hard work of our staff, we enable our students to develop and thrive into young adulthood. Students take part in a range of activities in and out of the classroom and visitors are frequently impressed with their courtesy, and the pride that they have in their school. Our students behave well and want to learn. Some students find academic work difficult and our experienced SEND team work hard to ensure that students have an appropriate curriculum and personal support. JSTC offers its students excellent opportunities to develop skills for life as well as academic qualifications. We want all of our students to develop into caring, active citizens. JSTC has a strong coaching culture; a wide range of staff coach Year 11 students to help them improve their resilience, independence, and self-efficacy.


Committed and Friendly Staff

Our dedicated staff believe passionately in improving outcomes for all students and this can be seen in the positive relationships with each other and in the classroom. Staff are happy to teach at JSTC and want to stay. There is a low turnover of staff each year as we believe in providing opportunities for career progression at JSTC.