Executive Principal Announcement

I am pleased to be able to write to you to inform you that with immediate effect, Mr Loughran has now been appointed to the permanent position of Executive Principal for the Aldridge Education North West family of schools. Mr Loughran had been appointed previously to this position on an interim basis, but after a recent interview process, he has been appointed to the permanent position.
This confirms our intention to provide additional leadership capacity across our current schools, Darwen Aldridge Community Academy, Darwen Aldridge Enterprise Studio, Darwen Vale High School and Sudell Primary School. It enables further development of our partnership work, spreading best practice and raising standards for the benefit of all of the children in our schools.
Mr Loughran will continue to work at Darwen Vale High School with the staff and students there, and in particular with Mr Hallam who will continue in the role of Acting Principal at DVHS in the spring term.
The recruitment process for the permanent Principal position at Darwen Vale High School will commence immediately, and you will be notified of the outcome of this in the New Year.
It is an exciting year at Darwen Vale High School, but please be assured that myself, members of the Local Governing Committee and all of the staff will remain focused on getting the very best outcomes for your child.
If you have any questions relating to this letter, please in the first instance contact Val Townsend, Clerk to the Governors who can be contacted on val.townsend@daca.uk.com.
As the end of term approaches, may I also take this opportunity to wish you a Happy Christmas and best wishes for 2017.