Teaching & Learning

Students come to school to learn and, therefore, the fundamental role of a school is to teach.

At John Spence, we believe that quality teaching and learning must sit at the core of everything we do. Our training programmes and quality assurance processes are all aligned to support and enhance the quality of experience we provide.

To exemplify our commitment to providing consistently high quality teaching, we have devised a set of John Spence Teacher Standards specific to our School. These are standards which not only meet the criteria specified by the Department for Education, but also embody our distinctive school ethos.

Teachers at John Spence are qualified with specialist subject knowledge and offer varying levels of student intervention and support. John Spence teachers proactively encourage student participation, passionately facilitate learning and progress, provide meaningful assessment and feedback and carefully manage student attitudes for learning by consistently applying rewards and sanctions whilst wholeheartedly promoting our ‘Fit for Life’ ethos.