Head Teacher Blog

Dear all, The Key Stage 5 results were published last Thursday and, I am delighted to report that our A-level and level 3 vocational results have shown significant improvement and have given us our most successful key stage 5 results ever. Indeed, JCSC is amongst the top performing schools in the county for A-level outcomes […]

Dear Parents and Carers Here we are again – another school year over and it has been a very busy one, and an extremely productive one.  The great thing about working in a vibrant school is that no two days are ever the same. It’s a wonderful, lively and sometimes challenging environment, filled with hundreds […]

Dear all, There’s so much to tell you about in this blog… We have a capital investment to plan, we’ve had a visit from a Royal Navy helicopter, year 5 have been wowing parents with their work on explorers, year 7 are finalising their project on mental health… where should I start?? How about with […]

Dear all, Half term is upon us yet again and, while it seems to have flown by, Christmas seems like a long, long time ago… The final 2018 secondary school performance tables were published late last month, and we were delighted to see that James Calvert Spence College is the joint 5th best performing secondary […]

Dear parents/carers, Here we are again – the end of another year at JCSC, and I’d like to take the opportunity to thank you for your unwavering support. It’s been a busy year (aren’t they all?) but a successful one, and we have so much to look back on, to be proud of and to […]

Dear all, Social media is a wonderful tool. It allows us to communicate with people who we would never be able to reach, and to share our views and opinions with other like-minded individuals and groups. It is, of course, the way that I am communicating with you right now and, as a school, we […]

Dear all, The first week of the 2018-19 academic year is behind us already! Monday and Tuesday were staff training days, and our students arrived on Wednesday morning looking ready to learn! A huge thank you to parents and carers for ensuring that our uniform policy has been followed – if you require any assistance […]

Dear All, Here we are again – another school year over and it has been a very busy one, and an extremely productive one. We are planning some significant changes for next academic year, so I thought that I’d begin by giving some important information regarding JCSC in September: Uniform We understand that you are […]

Dear parents and carers, Usually when there is a weather warning issued, it applies to all other regions of the UK. Sometimes, the north-east of England is mentioned as a potential danger area, but that often means everywhere except the coast. As coastal dwellers, we’re used to summers being a few degrees cooler and winters […]

Dear all, One more week down in this very long half term up to Christmas… and still another week to go! Alongside the usual learning in high quality lessons (which will continue as usual until the afternoon of the very last day of term), we have had some seasonal activities this week with external visits, […]