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About the school

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy is a Centre of Excellence for entrepreneurial education. It is an inclusive school that provides for the students and citizens of Darwen continuous opportunities, and a world-class, high-quality environment for lifelong learning. The Academy’s students are committed, successful learners, who are proud, creative and self-confident, showing respect for themselves, the community and for others. Darwen Aldridge Community Academy is an 11-18 academy situated in the heart of Darwen.

The Academy seeks to develop a passion for learning and an enterprising spirit amongst its students and staff, and amongst members of the local community. In addition, it seeks to create, develop and maintain an education that focuses emphatically on providing opportunities for success for all, recognising and celebrating the achievements of everyone in all aspects of life at the Academy.

In addition, the Academy places considerable value not only on entrepreneurship, but also on sport and healthy living; partnership working; developing strong links with the community, and education for sustainable development.

About Aldridge Education

Aldridge Education is a charitable Trust of entrepreneurial community schools and colleges that help young people to reach their potential. We support our schools’ Principals and teachers in rapidly improving the quality of education on offer at early years, primary, secondary and sixth-form levels in order to transform the life-chances of our students.

Our vision is that every student at an Aldridge school will achieve academically beyond initial personal expectations and prior attainment. That their learning and experiences in education will give them a wide perspective on the opportunities open to them and they will develop the practical skills to access every opportunity they want in life.

Employee Benefits 

Aldridge Education is committed to providing our employees with comprehensive benefits to support wellbeing and job satisfaction. Our employees' benefits package includes: 

  • Access to an employee discount scheme for discounts off items from your weekly supermarket shop, clothes, DIY, days out and travel 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Employee Assistance Programme 
  • Wellbeing events and activities 
  • Coaching, training and CPD 

Additionally, we offer competitive holiday entitlements, sick pay, and holiday pay. We recognise the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance. Our goal is to create a supportive environment that allows our employees to thrive and enjoy coming to work each day.

   Leadership Vacancies 

Assistant Director of Learning - Math`s

The Assistant Principal, under the direction of the principal, will take a role in leading the rapid improvement of teaching, learning and assessment at the Academy through high quality leadership and communication. A thorough and current knowledge of pedagogical theory and practice as well as an understanding of evidence based research and coaching. The role will also have a focus on literacy, raising standards so that all students make at least expected progress.

Closing Date - 15th June 2023
Interview: W/C 
19th June 2023


   Academic  Vacancies 

We do not currently have any Teaching vacancies


  Support Vacancies 

Cover Supervisor

We are seeking to appoint a Cover Supervisor to provide good quality regular cover of whole classes for short term absence and to provide support to students to promote effective participation, enhance individual learning, raise aspirations and achieve their full potential.​The successful Cover Supervisor will be required for 37 hours per week. Term Time plus INSET days.
Responsibilities include covering lessons when staff are absent, ensuring behaviour policies are followed and students are completing the cover work that has been left for them. There will be expectations that the successful Cover Supervisor will cover lessons across the subject and ability range so flexibility and confidence is essential.
It is essential that interested Cover Supervisors have previous experience working with children and young people. Behaviour management is also desired for this position.

Closing Date - 8th June 2023
Interview: W/C 
12th June 2023


 Casual Vacancies  

We do not currently have any Casual vacancies