DACA Principal Designate Lisa DolanLisa took up the role of Principal at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy in September 2017. Prior to her appointment, Lisa was Vice Principal of the Nuneaton Academy in Warwickshire, where she was part of the Senior Leadership Team which enabled the Academy to move out of special measures and increase its benchmark 5 A*-C grade GCSE pass rate by 10% in one year.

Lisa has also held roles as Assistant Headteacher at St Thomas More Catholic School in Walsall and Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Chenderit School in Northamptonshire. She started her professional career as a French and German teacher at Wednesfield High School in Wolverhampton and the Sneyd School in Walsall.

As it’s new Principal, Lisa aims to build upon the successes of Darwen Aldridge Community Academy since it’s establishment in 2008.