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Queensbury Academy


  • Expiring soon
Job type:
Full Time, Permanent
Start date:
January 2018
Apply by:
26 October 2017

Job description

We are looking for an outstanding Head of Science

To start January 2018 or sooner if possible

Salary – MPS / UPS + TLR1b

Relocation package will be considered for a suitable candidate

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Queensbury School part of Feversham Education Trust – an outstanding, expanding multi academy trust. Queensbury is a friendly, thriving and stimulating place to work and study. We set high aims for every student and we wish to appoint staff that can inspire, have high expectations and will raise the aspirations of young people. 

This is an excellent opportunity for a well-qualified committed professional teacher who has successful leadership experience, is inspirational, enthusiastic and forward looking to demonstrate the ability to lead a fantastic team. You will have the vision to build an outstanding department whilst adapting to the rapidly changing context of the new curriculum and exam reforms. The successful candidate will work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and will have the opportunity to contribute to the strategic developments of the school and across the Trust.

Queensbury School can offer you:

  • Positive and polite students.
  • The opportunity to join a high performing multi academy trust focused on learning.
  • An excellent CPD programme and opportunities for all staff.
  • The chance to be part of a successful and hardworking Science Department.
  • Professional and friendly colleagues with a ‘can do’ attitude.
  • A Senior Leadership Team who believe in support and challenge in equal measure and see staff wellbeing as vital for all to be the best they can be. 

We are seeking an individual who:

  • Can use outstanding pedagogy and inspirational leadership to drive up results to ensure our students have every possible chance of success in life.
  • Can be an outstanding practitioner, with an unwavering commitment to the highest standards for teaching and learning.
  • Possess a strong desire to develop an outstanding department in which innovation is encouraged and excellent teaching can be accessed by all.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and presentational skills. 
  • Have the ability to plan strategically. 
  • Can be receptive to change and have the ability to work under pressure. 
  • Can be flexible, collaborative and resilient. 
  • Is able to work well as part of a welcoming, hard-working and committed team. 
  • Have the ability to lead whole school initiatives. 

We positively welcome applications from all sections of the community. Queensbury School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students and all posts are subject to enhanced DBS checks and satisfactory references. 

More information about the post and a downloadable application form can be found on our website: www.qbury.com. Please contact Sue Hosker on 07435 752105 or sue.hosker@qbury.com with any queries. 

Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Friday 27 October 2017 

Interviews will take place on Monday 30 October 2017

About Queensbury Academy

  • Queensbury Academy
  • Deanstones Lane, Queensbury, Bradford
  • West Yorkshire
  • BD13 2AS
  • United Kingdom
+44 1274 882214

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Queensbury Academy is a mixed, non-selective, non-denominational secondary school with sixth form in West Yorkshire, serving students from the age of 11-18. The secondary school, situated in Queensbury, Bradford has approximately 900 students on record. It is part of the Feversham Education Trust.

Queensbury Academy converted to academy status in 2016. It has been on its current site since 2015.

Executive Principal

 Mrs C B Macklin 

Values and vision

Queensbury Academy wants to be a friendly and inspiring learning environment for all students to achieve their full potential and enjoy learning, with the motto: “Everybody will achieve their best.” The secondary school encourages parents to get involved with their children’s education to ensure that learners receive the best possible support and encouragement both in class and during their home life. The school works to ensure that staff are committed to helping raise student’s aspirations and nurture them throughout their learning as confident, resilient, responsible and motivated learners. Students are expected to show respect and tolerance for each other and to be open minded and sensitive to other cultures and beliefs that differ from their own. It is the aim of the school that students leave fully prepared for the modern and ever changing 21st century and that they go on to contribute positively as active citizens. Queensbury Academy holds specialist status as a Maths and Computing college.


“Effective support ensures that disabled students, those with special educational needs and who speak English as an additional language achieve well. Students feel safe in school and most behave well around the school and in lessons. The governing body has improved its effectiveness.” 

View Queensbury Academy’s latest Ofsted report

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