Meet the Team

 

Teaching Staff

Mrs J Lendrum, BA(Hons), MEd, PQH(NI), PGCE

PRINCIPAL

Mrs L Aitcheson, BA(Hons), MSc (Ed), PGCE

VICE PRINCIPAL

Mrs J Reid, BA(Hons), PGCE, PQH(NI)

VICE PRINCIPAL

Mr D Byrne, MA(Hons), BA(Hons), PGCE, PhD, PQH(NI), Dip. Adm Man (IAM)

Senior Teacher

Mr J McMahon, Bach Tech Mech Eng, PGCE

Senior Teacher

Mrs V Woods, BSc(Hons), PhD, PGCE, PQH(NI)

Senior Teacher

Mr B Baguley, BA(Hons), MBA, HED

Subject Leader, Business Studies

Mrs L Campbell-Nesbitt, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, Digital Technologies, ICT Strategic Manager

Mrs K Coupe, BSc(Hons), PGCE, PhD

Subject Leader, Biology

Mrs S Craig, BA(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, Religious Studies

Miss Z Crilly, BSc(Hons), PGCE

 Subject Leader, Art & Design and Moving Image Arts

Miss H Drummond, BSc(Hons), MSc, PGCE

Subject Leader, Physics

Mr P Finlay, BSc(Hons), PhD, PGCE

Subject Leader, Geography

Miss L Gibson, MA(Hons), PGCE, PGCEM

Subject Leader, Politics

Mrs N Gilbert, BA(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, Performing Arts

Mr S Johnston, BSc(Hons), PGCE, Ad.Cert. Ed

Head of Science, Subject Leader, Chemistry

Mr N Lennox, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, Mathematics

Mr P Marshall, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, Boys’ PE/Games

Ms K McCrory, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Head of MFL, Subject Leader, French

Ms N McParland, BA (Hons), PGCE, LGSMD

Subject Leader, English

Mr B McVeigh, BA(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, History

Miss C Moore, BEd

Subject Leader, Girls’ PE/Games

Mr J Orr, BEd

Subject Leader, Technology & Design

Mr J Reidy, BA(Hons), PhD, PGCE, LTCL

Subject Leader, Music

Ms C Simpson, BA(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, Spanish

Mrs W Strain, BA(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, Food & Nutrition and Health & Social Care

Miss A Berry, BSc(Hons) PGCE

Geography, Business Studies

Miss A Boyd, BA(Hons), MEd, PGCE, PGCEM

English

Mrs K Branagh, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Digital Technologies, Mathematics (on maternity leave)

Ms N Brown, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Chemistry

Miss M Craig, BA(Hons), PGCE

French, Spanish

Mr R Cullen, BEd

Technology & Design

Miss A Dark, BA(Hons), PGCE

English

Mrs J Dickey, BA(Hons), PGCE

English, Performing Arts

Ms H Dornan Wilson, BEd, BA(Hons), MA

Art & Design and Moving Image Arts

Miss H Fair, MSc, PGCE

Physical Education

Mrs O Fairgrieve, BSc(Hons), Dip Ed

Psychology, English, Health & Social Care

Mrs J Fisher, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Food & Nutrition, Health & Social Care

Mrs N Fleck, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Chemistry, Physics, Health & Social Care

Mrs E Fullerton, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Mathematics

Mr T Gibson, BEng(Hons), PGCE

Digital Technologies

Mr D Gillespie, BMus, PGCE, ATCL

Music, Religious Studies

Mrs S Hanna, BA(Hons), PGCE

SENCO, History

Mrs L Henry, BSc(Hons), PhD, PGCE

Biology

Mrs J Jackson BSc(Hons), PGCE

Chemistry (on maternity leave)

Mrs B Lavery, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Geography

Ms R Martinez, BA(Hons) PGCE

Spanish

Mrs L Maybin, BA(Hons), PGCE

Physical Education (on a career break)

Mrs L McConnell, BEd

Religious Studies

Mr R McKee, BSc(Hons), MSc, PGCE

Physics

Mr C McKendry, BEd(Hons)

Biology

Mrs A McKibbin, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Biology (on maternity leave)

Mrs L O’Kane, BSc(Hons), PhD, PGCE

Mathematics, Physics

Mrs J Stranney, BA(Hons), PGCE

Art & Design

Miss J Wilkinson, BEd(Hons)

Mathematics

Support Staff

Mrs H Ingram

Principal’s PA

Mrs C Brennan, BA (Hons)

Bursar

Mr C Browne, BSc (Hons)

ICT Support Manager

Mrs N Barr

Senior Clerical Officer

Mrs H Greer

Senior Clerical Officer (Finance)

Ms A Hatch

Clerical Officer

Mrs A Creighton

Sixth Form Supervisor

Mr P McAuley

Sixth Form Supervisor

Miss L Darragh

Classroom Assistant

Miss A Dundee

Classroom Assistant

Mrs R Finlay

Classroom Assistant

Mrs D Gribbon

Classroom Assistant

Mrs R Hanna

Classroom Assistant

Mrs D McComb

Classroom Assistant

Mrs N McQuillan

Classroom Assistant, First Aid

Mrs W Nesbitt

Classroom Assistant

Miss A Henry

General Assistant

Mrs M Reid

General Assistant

Miss A Coulter

Supervisory Assistant

Mr G Baxendale

Technology Technician

Mrs C Carberry

Chemistry Technician, AQE/GL and ParentMail Support

Mr D Costello

Physics Technician

Mrs H Fee

Biology Technician,  AQE/GL and ParentMail Support

Mrs C Hanna

Home Economics Technician, Housekeeper

Mr C Johnston

Technician

Mrs P Moore

Art Technician, Support Worker Art, Duke of Edinburgh Lead

Mr P Strain

Support Worker Food and Nutrition 

Mr S Townsend                

Buildings and Cleaning Supervisor

Mr R Corscadden

Assistant Buildings Supervisor

Mrs C Magee

Catering Manager

Board of Governors

Education Authority Representatives

Mr A Cairns

Mr A Cameron

Mr A Hamilton

Mr D Lewis

Mr R McGlaughlin

Mr J McGrath

Department of Education Representatives

Mr D Blair

Mrs T Kennedy

Mr R McCune, MBE

*Vacant Positions*

Parent Representatives

Dr I Erskine

Ms K Green

Miss S Truesdale

Mr A Watt

Teacher Representatives

Mrs L Campbell-Nesbitt

Dr P Finlay

Head Boy & Head Girl

Hello, I'm Ross Mackay and I am delighted to have been given the honour of Head Boy for the 2020/21 academic year.

Here at AGS there is an overwhelming sense of community and togetherness as we collectively strive for a common goal - excellence. In everything we do, we take pride in our school badge which is allied to the school ethos and which reflects a willingness to grow and better ourselves as well as one another.

At AGS we have taken steps to remove the divide between both junior and senior school as well as pupils and teaching staff, providing a stimulating and nourishing environment for all involved in our unique learning experience. As a family we celebrate and embrace change, viewing such as an opportunity to flourish opposed to a barrier, which can only aid us as we look towards challenging times ahead.

My time at AGS has been a colourful and extremely rewarding journey, and I hope to provide those around me with knowledge and guidance to help them to thrive as individuals.

 

Hello my name is Sarah Porter and this year I have the privilege of being Head Girl of Antrim Grammar School. For me one of the most important features of Antrim Grammar School is that whilst it is big enough to provide every student with as many opportunities as possible, it is still small enough to care. AGS prides itself in having a strong Pastoral Care Team which promotes having ‘a mind to be kind’ throughout the school. This encourages us all to be inclusive, respectful and kind within school and beyond.

Every individual who walks through the doors of Antrim Grammar School is a valued member of the AGS community and no pupil goes unnoticed or left to journey through their school years alone. Our dedicated staff team are always there to support and encourage each and every student to achieve their maximum potential both inside and outside the classroom.

As a school we produce excellent exam results but that is not where our education stops. Our school motto is ‘Educating for Life’ and everyday AGS fulfils this by providing numerous opportunities for pupils to develop the person they are, from sports teams to student leadership opportunities, every pupil at AGS is provided with chances to further enhance their character and gain skills that will be invaluable to them in the future.

As a school we embrace change and believe that challenges only bring opportunities for growth individually and collectively. Looking ahead at the uncertainties we face this year I am confident that the AGS community will embrace the challenges that may arise and use them to develop their resilience. Whatever form school may take this year the fundamental sense of community that exists in AGS will still radiate through every aspect of school life. At the end of this school year I hope we can all look back with pride at how much we have learnt and how our characters have grown.