Values & Ethos

John Port Spencer Academy – A value led community

John Port Spencer is a values-led community which is centered on the needs of students. Our focus is on supporting students to develop as individuals with a strong sense of moral purpose, and the resilience to thrive under challenge.

School values are inculcated through the modelling of good practice and through debate. We aim not to instruct, but to support students as they make informed judgements, leaving young people with the skills they need for life. As part of this, John Port Spencer encourages students to embrace change,  difference and positive contribution.

The school focus on values includes the ‘British Values’ identified by government. We support, and promote a belief in individual freedoms; tolerance of others; personal and social responsibilities, and respecting and upholding the rule of law.