Darwen Vale Principal Matthew LittleMatthew became the Principal of Darwen Vale High School in June 2017, joining South Shore Academy, Blackpool, where he held the role of Vice Principal.

At South Shore Academy Matthew played a key role in the school achieving record GCSE results in August 2016.

Previously Matthew also held roles as Vice Principal at Kearsley Academy, Bolton, and Deputy Headteacher at both George Tomlinson High School, Bolton, and Harrop Fold High School in Salford.