Darwen Aldridge Community Academy is an original sponsored Academy which opened in September 2008. We are an 11-18 school specialising in Entrepreneurship and Sport, located in the town of Darwen, situated in Pennine Lancashire. Since the Academy opened exams results have significantly improved. In 2013 the Academy was recognised by the SSAT as the 7th most improved school in the country in terms of GCSE results, and OFSTED (2013 framework) have graded the Academy as a ‘Good’ school in every respect. During this time achievement in Humanities has improved and the faculty has been increasingly innovative in offering programmes of study which meet the needs and aspirations of its students.
We are seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher who will join our committed team in providing outstanding learning opportunities for all our students. Health and Social Care is taught to students in key stages 4 and 5; recruitment to this subject is strong and results are outstanding.
We are looking for a passionate, dedicated, team player who puts the interests of the students first. Applications are invited from both experienced teachers, perhaps seeking to broaden their careers, and those wishing to take the first step in their teaching career. Enthusiasm, potential and a desire to help young people achieve their goals are more important than experience. Informal visits to the Academy by prospective candidates are welcomed.
Our staff enjoy high levels of support, there is at least 20% PPA/non-contact time for all teachers, and rarely cover has meant never cover (for most staff since we opened). We run comprehensive induction programmes and there are thorough professional development opportunities for all. For further details and an application pack or to arrange an informal visit, please contact the Principal’s PA Sam Grimshaw, firstname.lastname@example.org at the Academy. Closing date for applications is noon on Friday 20th October 2017 with interviews taking place during the following week.
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy 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 disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.
“This school continues to be good.”
“The school stands like a beacon in the heart of Darwen.” Ofsted, May 2017