Establishment John Spence Community High School

URN: 108644

Foundation school

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Preston Road, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE29 9PU
Local authority
North Tyneside (392)
Headteacher / Principal
Jonathan Heath
Phase of education
School type
Foundation school
Gender of entry
URN: 108644, DfE number: 392/4038
UKPRN: 10003503
Establishment status
Admissions policy
Ofsted rating
Good (Last inspection: 30 November 2017)
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Religious character
Not applicable
No boarders
Nursery provision
No Nursery Classes
Official sixth form
Does not have a sixth form
Number of pupils
Open date
Not recorded
Reason establishment opened
Not applicable
Closed date
Not recorded
Reason establishment closed
Not applicable
Special classes
Has Special Classes
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Date last changed / confirmed
20 September 2021
Type of SEN provision
MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
Type of resourced provision
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Resourced provision number on roll
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Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit number on roll
Special Educational Needs (SEN) unit capacity
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Chair of governors

Chair of governors
Name Appointed by From To
Adam Langman Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2024


Name Appointed by From To
Pat Blyth Appointed by foundation/Trust 24 November 2016 23 November 2024
David Grigg Appointed by GB/board 27 March 2015 4 July 2024
Anthony Devine Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2024
James Coltman Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2024
Margaret Grimmer Appointed by GB/board 4 July 2017 3 July 2024
Victoria Watts Parent appointed by GB/board due to no election candidates 8 October 2019 1 September 2023
Kate Lovelock Appointed by foundation/Trust 4 April 2019 3 April 2023
Karen Yellowley Elected by school staff 24 October 2018 23 October 2022
Alison Coxon Appointed by GB/board 10 October 2018 9 October 2022
Ingrid Whitworth Elected by parents 13 March 2018 12 March 2022
Jonathan Heath Ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 1 September 2018 Not recorded
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Regional schools commissioner (RSC) region
North of England
Government office region (GOR)
North East
North Tyneside
Parliamentary constituency
Urban/rural description
(England/Wales) Urban major conurbation
Government Statistical Service (GSS) local authority code
Census ward
Middle super output area (MSOA)
North Tyneside 017
Lower super output area (LSOA)
North Tyneside 017A
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