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Parbold Douglas Church of England Academy

'Let your light shine'

Shining Lights Teaching School Alliance


Parbold Douglas is the lead school of Shining Lights Teaching School Alliance. The alliance is a forward-thinking, collaborative network of schools from across Lancashire. 


Our core aims are:

  • To provide supportive and collaborative learning climates that enable new and early-career teachers to enter the profession with the skills, attributes and attitudes that will underpin their career-long development.
  • To create professional learning cultures and development opportunities that enable every member of our teams to shine.
  • To create environments of support and trust within and between schools so that excellent practice can be shared and developed.


In achieving these goals, we hope to secure the best possible teaching and provision in our schools so that outcomes are enhanced for every child. Excellence, we believe, is defined by a never-ending desire to be better. This attitude underpins our approach.


Discover more about the work of Shining Lights by following these links:

Our School Direct PGCE programme is offered in conjunction with the University of Cumbria: