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Headteacher Queensbury Academy

Are you a dynamic and engaging leader who has a relentless commitment to high standards of education. Could you build upon Queensbury Academy’s existing strengths and qualities, while rapidly identifying areas for continuous improvement?  

Do your values align with Anthem’s of integrity, collaboration, and excellence?  

Would you welcome the opportunity and work closely with schools and professionals across Anthem, whilst enjoying the autonomy to further develop the school’ unique and distinctive ethos? 

Location: Luton, Bedfordshire

Salary: L33-L39 £97,256 - £112,601

Contract: Permanent

Start Date: 1 September 2023

We are looking to appoint a Headteacher for Queensbury Academy, with a proven track record at either Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher level. Queensbury Academy is part of Anthem Schools Trust, an education charity serving over 8,000 children and young people in 16 schools across the East Midlands, London and the Thames Valley.   

Queensbury Academy is the school of choice in Dunstable as it has been oversubscribed for the past four years. In November 2022 the school received a Section 5 Ofsted Inspection 50206028 ( which validated many of the very positive traits about the provision in the Academy. The inspection team commented on  There is a real family spirit at Queensbury reflected in the schools values, CARE- Cooperation, Aspiration, Respect and Endeavour and the Queensbury Code of Conduct which focuses on Kindness, Presentation, First Time Every Time and Punctuality.   

As an Anthem Leader you will:

  • Be an exceptional leader who can build upon the existing foundations of Queensbury Academy, by quickly understanding the ethos, nature, unique qualities, strengths and areas for improve for the school. Whilst being able to work collaboratively, at pace with the organisations wider school improvement team to address the areas of improvement. 

  • Be able to recruit a high-quality calibre of staff, and deliver the required skills and knowledge to build united and effective teams who share Anthems vision and commitment to the best possible outcome for the pupils and the communities we serve. 

Join Anthem, and we can offer you:

  • Access to a strong and dynamic team of experts who will support you to achieve the highest standards within your school, including high quality leadership coaching and development driven by the Education Director and the wider school improvement team. 

  • An organisation that is passionate about engaging the wider school workforce in a comprehensive Developing People Strategy, ensuring all staff have access to quality and inclusive career development and training opportunities. 

To discover more about this exciting opportunity, please download the attached information or contact 

Visits to the school are welcome. Please contact to arrange a visit. 

Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to arrange an informal discussion with the Education Director, Jane Coley, in the first instance. This can be arranged by contacting the recruitment team by on 0118 902 1637 or by email: 

Applicants must complete the Anthem application form to be considered for the role and email this to The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 15 March 2023 at 9am. Interviews for shortlisted candidates will be held on Tuesday, 28 and Wednesday, 29 March 2023.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and require all staff and volunteers to share and demonstrate this commitment. The successful candidate will have to meet the requirements of the person specification and will be subject to the relevant pre-employment checks which will, where applicable, include a health check, an enhanced DBS check, the Children’s Barred List check, internet checks and satisfactory references.