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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 at the Academy.

The school is led by Rehana Shafquat, 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.

Rehana Shafquat (Principal)

Rehana is an experienced educational leader with over 20 years’ working in Bradford Education, in school leader positions since 2001, culminating in Head of School positions at Feversham College and Queensbury School. Rehana is dedicated to using her skills to encourage aspirations for high achievement and a positive working environment for all at her school. ​

Lyndsay Hall (Vice 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.

Stephanie Robertshaw (Assistant Principal)

Mrs Robertshaw has been teaching for 15 years and has undertaken various leadership positions at different stages of her career, including head of department and team leader for Pearson exam board. In her previous position at Feversham Academy, she led a pastoral team, managed the transitions from KS2-3 and KS3-4, and managed achievement for KS3. She is dedicated to all areas of school life, including taking on the role of staff governor for the last 3 years. She has successfully completed her NPQSL and is currently completing her SENDCO qualification.

Nicola Oakland (Business Manager)

Nicola has almost a decade’s experience of working in Finance within the Education sector at schools in the North of England. She is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians with a strong desire to continue professional development of herself and those around her. Nicola is passionate about developing the children of Bradford through a safe, strong educational setting.

Nusrat Sadiq (Director of Learning - Communications) 

Nusrat began her journey as a teacher in the 1990s and holds graduate qualifications in Education and Middle Eastern Political and Contemporary History. Nusrat is a passionate and outgoing practitioner of her subjects, aiming to assist learners to achieve their best with positivity and passion.

Theresa Rose (Director of Learning - Science and Sport)

Theresa has worked in schools for nearly 20 years, many in good and outstanding schools, after a career in laboratory working. She has a strong track record in achieving great results for pupils throughout secondary education. Theresa is keen to encourage all around her to achieve their best results.

Sammina Riaz- Director of Learning: Maths and Computing

Sammina has experience of Teaching Mathematics for over 23 years, and has been in leadership positions in numerous Faculties. She is passionate about inspiring and enabling all students to achieve their maximum potential.
She holds a Masters in Teaching and Learning, and is currently completing her NPQSL Qualification.