Darwen Aldridge Community Academy

About Us

Darwen Aldridge Community Academy is the lead school in a School Direct alliance based in Pennine Lancashire between Blackburn and Bolton. We have a successful School Direct programme which has seen our trainees leave us with the highest grades and moving straight into permanent teaching posts. Through outstanding teachers and leaders at DACA and with outstanding colleagues at our partner schools we offer a high quality training programme which offers flexibility, rigour and personalisation and aims to take recruits on their journey into teaching. Our applicants come from a range of backgrounds and experiences, from recent university graduates to career changers, from those already involved in education to those who have always wanted to teach and have decided that now is the time. At Darwen Aldridge Community Academy School Direct Partnership we are passionate about training teachers to become outstanding professionals who can inspire learners. We have a proven track record of successful outcomes for our trainees. So, get into teaching with us and shape a generation with us.

Staff & Team

Adam Turner (Leader of Professional Learning to September 2016)
Andrea McGovern (Leader of Professional Learning from September 2016)
Trish Dobson (Assistant Leader of Professional Learning)

Partner Schools

Darwen Vale High School
Blackburn Road
Darwen
BB3 0AL

Blackburn Central High School
Haslingden Road
Blackburn
BB2 3HJ

Darwen Aldridge Studio School
Police Street
Darwen
BB3 1AF

Ashleigh Primary School
Ross Street
Darwen
BB3 2JT

Sudell Primary School
Sudell Road
Darwen Aldridge Community Academy
BB3 3EB