Vice Principal, Darwen

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Darwen Vale High SchoolDarwen

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Start date: 1st September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: L17 - 21 £58389 - £64417
Contract term: Permanent
Suitable for NQTs: No

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional and inspirational leader to the post of Vice Principal. This is an exciting time to join our rapidly expanding and improving school, and be part of a dynamic and expanding Multi Academy Trust. 

We are looking for someone with vision, drive and strong leadership skills with a proven track record. Final responsibilities will be  negotiated according to the strengths of the successful candidate although areas of responsibility are likely to include the oversight of assessment and intervention strategies, quality assurance processes and the line management of middle level leaders. We are  particularly interested in candidates who share our commitment to improving the life chances of young people regardless of background. 

This is a superb opportunity for an ambitious senior leader who is aspiring to headship and is ready to take the next step. 

You must be capable of working independently as well as collaboratively. You should be able to contribute to our drive for school  improvement building on a track record of improving student performance. We want someone who shares our commitment to high standards of professionalism and for the academic achievement of all of our students. If you are an outstanding practitioner with a  commitment to high standards we would be delighted to hear from you and look forward to receiving  an application.

Darwen Vale is one of four schools in the growing northwest regional cluster of Aldridge Education’s national multi-academy trust.    All of our schools share a common sense of purpose which is to make all of the provision in our town truly outstanding.

If you would like to discuss the position further, please contact Mr M Little on 07930 451 881. Visits to the school are welcomed. Contact Cathy Kenyon, PA to the Principal, to arrange on 01254 223000/ ckenyon@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.  

Closing date for applications is: 12.00 noon, Monday 30th April 2018  

Interviews will take place:  w/c 14th May



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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
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...