John Spendluffe Technology College, Hanby Lane, Alford LN13 9BL

Job Category
Schools - Teaching
Job Location(s)
Group 5 L25 - L31 (Salary: 76,141 - 88,187 per annum)
Contract Type
Appointment Type
Hours per week
Contact Name
Jon Treasure
Contact Phone Number
01507 464301
Contact Email Address
Closing Date
Job Reference

Required for September 2021

Salary: Group 5 L25 - L31 (Salary: £76,141 - £88,187 per annum)

John Spendluffe Technology College is a popular and oversubscribed, non-selective, converter secondary Academy serving the community of Alford, in Lincolnshire. The town is on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds (a designated AONB) and close to the coast.

Our ethos places the child at the centre of every strategy to enable social mobility and enhance life chances in an increasingly demanding world. Our inclusive, caring and nurturing approach to helping students fulfil their goals and ambitions in life is well respected within the wider community.

The Governors are seeking to appoint an inspirational Headteacher with significant senior leadership experience who demonstrates passion, ambition and drive to lead the school in its next stage of development. The candidate will need to be proactive, strategic, resilient and determined to ensure that the aspirations of our students and their families are achievable goals.

JSTC is an outward facing school, working collaboratively with a range of partners to develop effective professional practice across all of our staff and ambitious leadership at all levels.

Are you:

  • An experienced senior leader?
  • Ambitious for our students to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to achieve their goals?
  • An innovative leader able articulate their vision?
  • A motivator of people?
  • A skilful leader able to engage all stakeholders to continue the strategic improvements already underway?

JSTC provides a broad, knowledge rich curriculum at both KS3 and 4. With improving outcomes at KS4 the future strategic development of the curriculum will enable the school to meet the demands of the students as they seek increasingly diverse careers paths as well as to prepare them for the challenges in our society.

We are looking for a charismatic, innovative and versatile senior leader who demonstrates:

  • The energy, drive and enthusiasm to build on current strengths and develop new ones;
  • The ability to nurture our culture of high aspirations and expectations of staff and students;
  • The ability to focus consistently on putting personalised learning at the heart of the community;
  • Warmth, flexibility, creativity, a sense of humour and a sense of perspective;
  • The achievement, development and welfare of students as your main priority;

We can offer:

  • Committed and enthusiastic staff
  • Well behaved students and an excellent pastoral team
  • Supportive and engaged Governing Body

For an application pack, further details or an informal conversation please contact our Business Manager / Clerk to Governors, Jon Treasure at John Spendluffe Technology College, Hanby Lane, Alford, Lincolnshire, LN13 9BL, direct on 01507 462443 or email j.treasure@jstc.org.uk

Closing date: 17:00 hours on Monday 15 March 2021

Provisional Interview dates: Thursday 25 / Friday 26 March 2021

JSTC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students and young people in their care.

We expect all of our staff, governors' contractors and volunteers to share this commitment. 

All post holders are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) Disclosure. Therefore, the successful candidate will be required to adhere to this process.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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