English Teacher, Blackburn with Darwen

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Darwen Vale High SchoolBlackburn with Darwen

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Start date: January 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Main Scale. TLR Negotiable, dependent on experience
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: Yes

Darwen Vale High School is an Aldridge Academy and as such, part of the national multi academy trust. At a more local level we are part of the North West Cluster of schools that includes 3 other secondary schools and 1 primary school.

Darwen Vale High School achieved unprecedented success in their 2019 examination results. Students performed at levels above national averages in many subjects with outstanding performances in English and Mathematics. Our Progress 8 score increased by 0.42, this means that every student’s performance in the 2018-2019 cohort has increased by almost half a grade in each subject compared to 2017-2018 results.

As our numbers grow, we need an inspirational Teacher of English to deliver high quality lessons to pupils across years 7 -11. There is the opportunity to teach A Level or primary at our partner schools within the cluster.

Applications are welcome from both NQTs and experienced teachers. TLR negotiable depending on experience and skill set of the successful applicant.

We can offer:

State of the art modern facilities.

Great location; straight off Junction 4 of the M65 and within a 30 minute commute for most places in Manchester and Lancashire.

Outstanding CPD opportunities, including working with a partner school (DACA) 


Closing date for applications is: Friday 4th October.
Interviews will take place week commencing 7th October. 

Further details or to arrange a tour of the school are available from Mrs Kenyon, (Principal’s PA), at the school: contact@darwenvale.com

Aldridge Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. References will be taken up for all shortlisted applicants, and successful candidates will be subject to  satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.




More about Darwen Vale High School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Address: Blackburn Road, Darwen, Lancashire, BB3 0AL, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1254 223000
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Darwen Vale High School

Darwen Vale’s original predecessor school, Darwen Higher Grade School, was opened 1894 and in 1929 became Darwen Grammar School. The school moved to its current location in 1938 and continued until 1972 when, under the reorgan...