In the first instance please contact us using the details below:
John Spence Community High School
Tyne and Wear
Tel: 0191 296 1432 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To contact John Spence Sports Hall: 0191 2961432
Folow us on Twitter: @johnspencechs
Please note all our policies and downloadble forms are available in paper copies from the school office upon request
Headteacher - Jim Stephenson
Assistant Headteachers - Simon Roberts, Louise Bray, Leanne Clay
Associate Assistant Headteachers - Helen Blair, Karen Yellowley
School Business Manager - Melissa Tunney
Each year group has a Head of Year who has oversight of the pastoral and academic development of every student in their year group. Heads of Year stay with their year group as students progress through the school, so students should have the same Head of Year throughout their time at John Spence
The Head of Year should usually be the first point of contact for parents who wish to discuss any concerns they might have. The Heads of Year are:
Year 7 - Marc Burnip
Year 8 - Simon Crowe
Year 9 - Kirsty Wyllie
Year 10 - Leanne Brown
Year 11 - Helen Blair
The Heads of Year team is led by Simon Roberts, the Assistant Headteacher with overall responsibility for student welfare.
Heads of Year should be contacted through the school office.
At John Spence Community High School we believe that it is absolutely crucial for students to attend school as regularly as possible if they are going to succeed. Tony Lion is our ‘Home/School Liaison Officer’ and is available to talk on any issue regarding attendance.
We use an electronic registration system so are aware on a 'lesson by lesson' basis attendance in the school. This means that we can give parents up to date information on the attendance of their child.
If you have any concerns regrding attendance please contact Tony Lion through the school office.
The Governing Body composition is set out below. Anyone wishing to contact members of the Governing Body should do so by writing to them at the school address in the first instance.
Local Authority Governors
Mr I Gordon
Dr A Langman (Chair of Governors)
Mr D Griggs
Mr J Coltman
Mr A Devine
Mrs M Grimmer
Mrs A Coxon
Mrs P Blyth
Mr M Furze
Mrs K Yellowley
We are open 5.30pm - 7.30pm Monday to Thursday.