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About our school

Key Staff

We have a dedicated team of talented and inspirational staff who are committed to delivering the highest standards for each and every child in the school.

The school is led by Colette Macklin, who is supported by a dynamic team of senior leaders and staff. We strongly believe that outstanding staff are essential to delivering an outstanding education. We put a lot of effort into recruiting the very best people. We then invest heavily in their continuing professional training and development.

Colette Macklin (Principal)

Mrs Macklin is an experienced Principal who joined Queensbury Academy in January 2018. She has 22 years’ teaching experience, including 14 years as a senior leader. She is committed to improving educational standards and opportunities for all young people, irrespective of background or starting point. A firm believer in collaborative working, she understands the value of strong partnerships with parents and the wider community. In addition to her school experience, Colette has worked in higher education, business and industry and promotes the involvement of universities and employers in schools.

Mrs Macklin has a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Manchester.

Maria Monoghan (Vice Principal)

Ms. Monaghan is Vice Principal at Queensbury Academy.

She has worked in education for 23 years; 11 years as a senior leader.  She began her teaching career as an English teacher with Blackpool Borough County Council and joined Blackburn with Darwen Borough’s School Improvement Team for 3 years, developing outstanding teaching and learning in the secondary schools in the area. She remained in the Blackburn area for a further 13 years, as a senior leader where during this time Ms. Monaghan delivered training for the SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust). Her areas of responsibility have continually been raising standards of education for all students through excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Ms. Monaghan has an Honour’s degree in English with Music, from Surrey University and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Edge Hill University.

Lyndsay Hall (Assistant Principal) 

Miss Hall has taught at Queensbury Academy for 14 years having started as an ITT and NQT leaving to undertake a second placement at another local school before returning to join the team permanently in 2004. Miss Hall has worked as an Advanced Skills Teacher, which is a role committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning in schools across Bradford by offering tailored support to individuals, departments and through delivering training to groups focusing on areas of professional development. 

In addition, she has worked as a Lead Practitioner promoting high standards of achievement through implementing challenge in the classroom at all levels. She is a firm believer in young people and empowering students to make the best progress possible through personalised learning and knows the power that encourages individuals to be aspirational can have in the classroom.

Miss Hall has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Lancaster University. She is also a qualified Advanced Skills Teacher.

Sue Hosker (Business Manager)

Prior to moving into the education sector, Mrs Hosker had 17 years' experience in banking and 4 years working for the West Yorkshire Probation Service. Mrs Hosker moved into the education sector in 2004 to fulfil her passion to drive up school standards in order to ensure that every pupil flourished and fulfilled their potential in a well-resourced, safe and secure environment.

As part of the Queensbury Senior Leadership Team, Mrs Hosker leads the Business Services, Estates and Facilities Management Team. She has a wealth of experience in the areas of Human Resource Management, Finance, Administration, Customer Service, ICT, Premises Management and Health and Safety.

Under Mrs Hosker’s leadership, the Business Services Team aims to provide a first class customer service for all members of the school community.

Sue Lovell (Students Services Manager)

Miss Lovell has worked in education for 16 years, and has been a practitioner at Queensbury Academy since 2005. Miss Lovell has worked in a variety of pastoral roles within this time and as a Pastoral Head of Year. Currently, she is the Student Services Manager and Designated Safeguarding and PREVENT Lead within the Academy. She is committed to transforming and improving the educational standards and supporting the character development of our young people, with an emphasis on creating a culture that inspires personal growth, development and performance driven outcomes.

Miss Lovell has an Honours Degree in Health and Social Care from the Open University and a Level 4 City and Guilds Diploma in Leadership in Behaviour and Attendance. She is also a qualified Home Office WRAP Trainer and is trained practitioner in the use of restorative techniques.

Kath Cox, Director of Learning: Communications

Mrs Cox has worked in a number of schools across Bradford and has recently been appointed to Director of Learning:  Communications after 2 years as Curriculum Leader for English at Queensbury Academy.  She is passionate about young people and equality of opportunity, believing that every young person has a right to a quality education.

With 12 years’ teaching experience, Mrs Cox now leads the MFL and English departments as well as Literacy across the Curriculum.  She holds strong beliefs about the power of literacy and reading  and the way in which it can shape young people’s lives for the better.

Mrs Cox holds a BA Honours in English Language and Linguistics with Literature from the University of Central Lancashire.

Shaqib Juneja, Director of Learning: Humanities

Mr Juneja joined Queensbury Academy in September 2017. He arrives with 12 years’ teaching experience, including 3 years in a role of responsibility. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Geography from Queen Mary University of London and a Master’s degree in Learning and Teaching from the University of Oxford.

Mr Juneja is passionate about improving the quality of learning and opportunities for the students of Queensbury Academy. He is a strong advocate of collaborative work and action research and values the partnerships between the school, parents and the wider community. In addition to his work in schools, Mr Juneja sits on the Queensbury Community Ward Partnership and has previously delivered seminars through the Oxford Education Society and Culham St Gabriel.

Gemma O’Meara, Director of Learning: Access & Inclusion

Mrs O'Meara has 10 years’ experience working with pupils with a wide range of SEN needs. She has worked in a number of specialist SEN settings which includes working with pupils with profound and multiple learning disabilities and pupils with complex behavioural needs.

Mrs O’Meara has a wide range of experience working with professionals from external agencies, including the wider council services for SEN. She also has a range of experience in training staff in supporting pupils with SEN needs by using a differentiated and inclusive approach in the classroom.

Mrs O’Meara has a BA Honours Degree in Education from Bradford University and a PGCE from Open University. She also holds advanced qualifications in SEN which includes PGCSE National Award for SEN and CPT3a certificate in Access Testing.

Sohaib Tanvir, Director of Learning: Science & Sports

Mr Tanvir is Director of Learning: Science and Sport,  Assessment, Reporting and Recording.

He arrives with a track record of developing strong departments that deliver good results. Alongside line managing Science and Sport, his new role includes: data & exams / internal & external exams / intervention management / report card systems / performance review meetings / Duke of Edinburgh award / interim responsibility for pupil premium

Mr Tanvir is a firm believer in developing independence through strategies that improve a pupil's ability to evaluate their learning.

Mr Tanvir has an Honour’s degree in Pharmacy, from the University of Manchester and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Edge Hill University. He has also completed the NPQML (National Professional Qualification for Middle Leadership) and has recently started the NPQSL (National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership.