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Feversham Nursery Undercliffe

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 Richard Hanson, 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.

Richard Hanson (Principal)

Mr Hanson has worked in education for 25 years, including 17 years as a senior leader.
Throughout his career Mr Hanson has held a wide range of leadership roles; the knowledge and experience gained from these have enabled him to forge and then exhibit his genuine passion for ensuring every child, regardless of background or starting point, has high aspirations and achieves their full potential by developing their qualities and skills to prepare them for employment or further and higher education.
For the last five years Mr Hanson has been part of the Senior Leadership team within the Outwood Grange Academies Trust where he has demonstrated a consistent record of leading rapid school transformation from Special Measures to Outstanding.
Being born and raised in Bradford, Mr Hanson was excited and proud to be appointed Principal at Queensbury Academy and looks forward to embedding his principles to ensure the best educational provision for the pupils of this academy to make them highly employable individuals and respectable members of the local and wider community.
Mr Hanson has an Honour’s degree in Musicianship from Salford University, a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Leeds University and an NPQH from EMLC. ​

Maria Monaghan (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.

Graham Waters (Assistant Principal)

Mr Waters has worked in education for 32 years; 13 years as a senior leader. He began his teaching career as a Maths teacher at Hymers College, Hull then progressed to subject leader for mathematics at Priory School, Barnsley in 1996, before becoming first an Assistant Headteacher and then a Deputy Headteacher for 8 years at Mexborough Academy in Doncaster. Mr Waters has since held the post of SENDCO at Netherthorpe School, Chesterfield before joining the senior team at Queensbury Academy.

Being born and raised in Portsmouth, Mr Waters was happy to move away from his roots to undertake his first role in teaching in 1987! He then joined Queensbury Academy as Assistant Principal for Inclusion in April 2019.  Mr Waters is determined to ensure that any barriers to learning are broken down so that all students at the academy can leave with the best possible life chances for their future career.

Mr Waters has an Honour’s degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics from Warwick University.

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 (Student 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 Deputy Designated Safeguarding 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.

Julia Hayne (Director of Learning: Mathematics)

Miss Hayne has worked in Education for 29 years. She has worked as a senior leader and as an Accredited School Improvement Advisor, successfully raising attainment and improving teaching and learning, particularly in mathematics, across several schools. Working for National Strategies and other Trusts, Miss Hayne has delivered training for teachers, in many schools and at training events.

Miss Hayne has a passion for mathematics and believes in recognising an individual’s potential and is compassionate in promoting strength, self -belief and success in this subject.

Miss Hayne has a B.Ed. Honours Degree with B.Sc. Mathematics from Nottingham Trent Polytechnic. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma in Education from Teesside University.

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.

Esther Waters (Director of Learning: Communications)

Mrs Waters began her teaching career in Physical Education with English and Music as second subjects some 27 years ago. She then moved her teaching career to warmer climes and has taught English full time as a classroom practitioner for the past 5 years. Previous to this Mrs Waters held a variety of leadership roles in schools within Derbyshire for 10 years and leading teams has always been her passion.

She sets exceptionally high expectations for herself and others and has a 'can do' attitude to success at all levels, with a firm belief that each individual has talents that should be nurtured and developed to allow them to be their very best. Mrs Waters has a genuine enthusiasm and a determination to contribute to the continued success of Queensbury Academy.

Ahsan Khan (Director of Learning: Computing and Technology)

Mr Khan has worked in education for 20 years in a variety of leadership positions. He began his teaching career as a teacher of ICT and Business in Leeds and was then appointed the National Strategy lead for KS3 ICT within my school. Mr Khan hosted a regular network Hub to bring together and share “good and outstanding” practices in Leeds. He then moved into the Head of Department role for ICT/Computing to focus on improving student attainment at KS4 and help train staff on new qualifications within this subject area.

After a successful spell of running and improving the ICT department, Mr Khan was appointed Data, Tracking and Intervention (DIT) manager for ICT/Computing across the school to ensure students met and exceeded their target grades.

Since 2014 he has worked in Bradford as Academic and Pastoral leader for Year 11. This role has enabled Mr Khan to focus on how attendance and behaviour can impact pupil achievement and how these barriers can be overcome to help these pupils.

Mr Khan has a BA Honour’s degree in Business Organisations, from University of Bradford and a Bachelor of Education degree in Business and Computing from Huddersfield University.

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.