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Our Schools

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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, English with Music, from Surrey University and a Post Graduate Certificate of Education from Edge Hill University.

Paul Newton (Vice Principal) 

Mr Newton joined Queensbury School as deputy Headteacher in April 2014, he has ten years of leadership experience across a range of schools, passionate about improving young people’s life chances his focus in school is the development of a curriculum that allows all students to achieve success and develop a love for learning.

Paul trained as a teacher of Mathematics at Sheffield Hallam University after a number of years working in business and time in the Armed Forces, he has a BSc in Mathematics from the Open 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.

Angela Aspinall (Assistant Principal)

Having worked as a Senior Leader previously in one of the top performing schools in the country, Angela’s personal vision is that every child should have access to the same life chances and excellent educational provision regardless of their race, faith or background. Angela believes that the school lies at the heart of the community and each young person should be proud to serve as a valuable member of their community.

Angela has both a strategic and operational focus at Queensbury to ensure systems and structures are embedded within the organisation to allow transformational change in creating an outstanding education provision for all. 

Angela has extensive experience in leading on the following areas: Finance, Business Services, HR, Estates and Facilities Management, Health and Safety, Pastoral/Student Services, Safeguarding, Access and Inclusion and Educational Visits.

Angela has the Level 4 Diploma for School Business Management / CSBM, and is also trained to IOSH Managing Safely and Designated Safeguarding Lead standard.