Lisa Dolan

Lisa Dolan, Principal of Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

Lisa Dolan is Principal of Darwen Aldridge Community Academy and was appointed in September 2017 to continue to build upon the success of the Academy which has now been recognised as good by Ofsted in 2013 and 2017.

She was previously Vice Principal at The Nuneaton Academy, Warwickshire and Ms Dolan’s responsibilities included leading on teaching, learning, assessment, staff professional development and appraisal. She was part of the Senior Leadership Team which enabled Nuneaton Academy to move out of special measures within 5 months and increase its benchmark 5 A*-C grade GCSE pass rate by 10% in one year, thereby increasing student numbers, attendance and quality of teaching and learning.

Prior to that, Ms Dolan was Assistant Headteacher of St Thomas More Catholic School, Walsall. As Head of Modern Foreign Languages and part of the Extended Leadership Team at Chenderit School, Northamptonshire Ms Dolan played a key role in leading the school to an outstanding Ofsted judgement. Starting her professional career as a French and German teacher she has also taught at Wednesfield High School, Wolverhampton, and The Sneyd School, Walsall. Ms Dolan has worked in education for 26 years.

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Phone: 01254 819500