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Our Schools


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, 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 encouraging 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.

Shaqib Juneja (Assistant Principal)

Shaqib Juneja is a newly appointed Assistant Principal who 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 College, University of London and a master’s degree in Learning and Teaching from the University of Oxford.

Shaqib 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, Shaqib sits on the Queensbury Community Ward Partnership and has previously delivered seminars through the Oxford Education Society and Culham St Gabriel.

Sue Hosker (Business Manager)

Prior to moving into the education sector, Mrs Hosker had 17 years of experience in banking and 4 years working for the West Yorkshire Probation Service. Sue 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.