Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to our website and thank you for taking an interest in our school. At John Spence we are committed to being the very best we can be for our students and community. We believe that with the right support all students can achieve and it is our aim that every individual is celebrated for their achievements.


Jonathan Heath Headteacher at John Spence

As part of the Pele Trust we are a fully inclusive school that sits at the heart of our community and recognise that in order to excel students need to be supported and challenged through every stage of their school journey.

Our ‘Fit for Life’ ethos encapsulates our purpose as a school; we want our students to thrive in their communities when they leave school as resilient, skilled and considerate individuals. These attributes will develop through the opportunities that each student will receive both within and beyond the classroom. All we ask of our students is that they seize these opportunities and participate fully in school life.

To succeed in our ambition, that all individuals leave us ‘Fit for Life’, we work in collaboration with local schools and organisations. Good relationships with parents and carers are very important to us. This partnership is essential if our students are to succeed and we are delighted that our parents work closely with us by supporting the school in the standards and expectations that we have. The connection between school and home is of paramount importance and sits at the heart of our values.

The staff and governors are passionate in their drive to provide the very best education.  We seek to create an inspiring environment where students feel safe to take risks in their learning and where achievement is celebrated by all.