7 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    September 2023 or earlier if availability allows

  • Closing date

    2 February 2023 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    19 January 2023

Job details

Key stage

Key stage 3, Key stage 4

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What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an outstanding teacher of RE and Humanities. If you are looking for a challenge and have a passion for RE, History and Geography we would love to hear from you. We are a rapidly improving school who place classroom excellence and the development of our teachers at the heart of everything that we do. It is for this reason that we are so obsessed with the coaching of our staff and the Uncommon Schools approach to teaching and learning, which we believe allows for stimulating, exciting and inspiring practice to flourish. We warmly welcome you to come and visit prior to completing your application.

What the school offers its staff

Darwen Vale High School is an 11-16 academy situated in the heart of Darwen. We opened in brand new buildings in September 2012 and over the last two years have grown from year groups of 150 to 240 and anticipate that within the next three years we will be a full school of over 1,200 students

DVHS has been recognised as a rapidly improving school. Our academic standards have improved dramatically. English results have improved to 75% at Grade 4 in 2019 which was above the National average. Maths results improved by over 20% in 2019 when students last sat GCSE examinations resulting in 70% gaining grade 4 or better and 50% gaining grade 5 or better. Combined English and Maths results were 47% for grade 5 in 2019 and 64% for grade 4. Our teacher assessed grades for 2020 and 2021 indicate a continued pattern of improvement with improved outcomes in all curriculum areas.

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About Darwen Vale High School

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 16
Education phase
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School size
944 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16
Phone number
01254 223000

Darwen Vale High School is an Aldridge Academy and as such, part of the national multi academy trust. At a more local level we are part of the North West Cluster of schools that includes 3 other secondary schools and 1 primary school. 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.

Arranging a visit to Darwen Vale High School

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