Second in Science, 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 - UP TLR negotiable
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

Applications are welcomed from an excellent classroom practitioner with the desire, energy and drive to assist in the leadership of the Science department to further improve standards of achievement and ensure teaching is of the highest quality across all key stages.

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.


The successful candidate will join Darwen Vale High School at an exciting stage and the Academy is  committed to building a team of exceptional leaders and teachers in a positive and supportive learning environment. This post would suit a teacher who wishes to develop his/her career in a positive learning environment where staff are committed to the success of the pupils.


English pass rates continue to be very strong with 75% of students achieving grades of 4 or above, again ahead of the national average. 62% of students achieved grade 4s in both English and Maths and nearly 40% have achieved grade 5s. Other subjects deserving of special mention include Chemistry, Biology, Physics and Dance, in each of which students achieved pass rates of 80% or above at grade 4, and PE, where 95% achieved grade 4 or above. 


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


Closing date for applications is Friday 4th October

Interviews will take place week commencing 7th October


The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all its students and expects all staff to share this commitment. Appointment is thus subject to a satisfactory enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. 




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...