Meet the Team

 

Teaching Staff

Mr M T Wilson, BSc(Hons), PGCE, PQH (NI)

PRINCIPAL

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

VICE PRINCIPAL

Mrs S Rayot, MEd, BA(Hons), PGCE

VICE PRINCIPAL

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

Senior Teacher

Mrs L Campbell Nesbitt, BSc (Hons), PGCE

Senior Teacher

Mr J McMahon, Bach Tech Mech Eng, PGCE

Senior Teacher

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

Subject Leader, Business Studies

Mr P Campbell, BEd(Hons)

Subject Leader, Technology & Design

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 , Moving Image Arts

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

Subject Leader, Physics

Miss H Fair, MSc, PGCE

Subject Leader, PE

(Temporary to cover maternity leave)

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

Subject Leader, Geography

Mrs J Fisher, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, Food & Nutrition, Health & Social Care

Miss L Gibson, MA(Hons), PGCE, PGCEM

Subject Leader, Politics

Mrs N Gilbert, BA(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, Performing Arts

Mr M Johnston, BEd (Hons), MSc, PGDip

Subject Leader, Digital Technologies

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 

(Temporary, 2 days per week)

Ms K McCrory, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Head of MFL, Subject Leader, French

Miss L McKinney, MA, PGCE

Subject Leader, Spanish

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

Subject Leader, English

Mr B McVeigh, BA(Hons), PGCE

Subject Leader, History

Ms C Moore, BEd (on Maternity Leave)

Subject Leader, Girls’ PE/Games

Mr J Orr BEd(Hons)

Subject Leader, Boys’ PE

(Temporary 3 days per week), Technology

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

Subject Leader, Music

Miss S Andrews, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Physical Education

Ms A Berry, BSc(Hons) PGCE

SENCO, Geography

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

English

Mrs K Branagh, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Mathematics

Mrs V Brown, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Mathematics

Ms M Craig, BA(Hons), PGCE

French, Spanish

Miss A Dark, BA(Hons), PGCE

English

Mrs J Dickey, BA(Hons), PGCE

English, Performing Arts

Mrs O Fairgrieve, BSc(Hons), DIS, PGCE

Psychology

Mrs N Fleck, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Chemistry

Mrs E Fullerton, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Mathematics

Mr M Gillen, BSC(Hons), PGCE

Biology, Physics Life & Health Sciences

Mr D Gillespie, BMus, PGCE, ATCL

Music, Religious Studies

Mr M Godwin, BA(Hons), PGCE

English, Drama

Mr C Halliday, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Geography

Mrs L Henry, BSc(Hons), PhD, PGCE

Biology

Mrs J Jackson, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Chemistry

Mrs J Jamison, BTh, MEd, PGCE, (Temporary to cover maternity leave)

Religious Studies

Mrs K Kane, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Home Economics, Health & Social Care

Mrs B Lavery, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Geography

Ms R Martinez, BA(Hons) PGCE

Spanish

Mrs K McCausland, BA(Hons), PGCE

Art & Design

Miss F McCloskey, BEd(Hons)

Business Studies, Digital Technologies

Mrs L McConnell, BEd(Hons) (on maternity leave)

Religious Studies

Mr C McGoldrick, BEd(Hons)

Technology

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

Physics

Mrs A McKibbin, BSc(Hons), PGCE

Biology

Mrs L O’Kane, BSc(Hons), PhD, PGCE

Mathematics, Physics

Mr S Roberts, BA(Hons), PGCE

Art & Design, Moving Image Art

Ms S Watson, BA(Hons), PGCE

History, English

Miss J Wilkinson, BEd(Hons)

Mathematics

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

Mathematics

Support Staff

Mrs H Ingram

Principal’s PA

Mrs C Brennan, BA (Hons)

Bursar

Mr C Browne, BSc (Hons)

ICT Support Manager

Mrs H Greer

Senior Clerical Officer (Finance)

Mrs J Laughlin

Senior Clerical Officer

Mrs A McKnight

Senior Clerical Officer

Mrs A Creighton

Sixth Form Supervisor

Mr P McAuley

Sixth Form Supervisor

Mrs B Gourley

French MFL Assistant

Ms M Miralles Bravo

Spanish MFL Assistant

Miss L Darragh

Classroom Assistant

Mrs T Dinnen

General Assistant

Mrs R Finlay

Classroom Assistant

Ms M Frew

Classroom Assistant

Mrs D Gribbon

Classroom Assistant

Miss A Henry

Classroom Assistant

Mrs J Kelly

Classroom Assistant

Mrs T Kelly

Classroom Assistant

Mrs S Lavery

Classroom Assistant

Mrs S Lavery

Classroom Assistant

Mrs T Lindsay

Classroom Assistant

Mr R McCoey-Allen

Classroom Assistant

Mrs D McComb

Classroom Assistant

Mrs R McKee

Classroom Assistant

Miss B McKeown

Classroom Assistant

Miss K Murdock

Classroom Assistant

Miss M Nesbitt

Classroom Assistant

Mrs W Nesbitt

Classroom Assistant

Mrs M Reid

Classroom Assistant

Miss A Coulter

General Assistant

Mr G Baxendale

Technology Technician, Lockers, Maintenance

Mrs C Carberry

Chemistry Technician

Mrs H Fee

Biology Technician

Mrs C Hanna

Home Economics Technician

Mr C Johnston

Physics Technician

Mrs P Moore

Art Technician, Duke of Edinburgh Lead

Mr A O'Neill

Technician

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 R Cairns

Mr A Cameron

Mr A Hamilton

Mr R McGlaughlin

Mr J McGrath

Department of Education Representatives

Mr D Blair

Mrs T Kennedy

R McCune, MBE, Chairman

*Vacant Positions*

Parent Representatives

Dr I Erskine

Ms K Green

Miss S Truesdale

Teacher Representatives

Mrs L Campbell-Nesbitt

Dr P Finlay

Head Boy & Head Girl

Hello, my name is William Ross and I am privileged to serve as Head Boy at Antrim Grammar School for 2023/24. 

In AGS teachers are committed to educating each child for life through commitment to currency, character, and culture and throughout my time at AGS these core values have made me the person I am today. From a shy timid first year right up to present day I have always felt part of the AGS family. Teachers have taught me the importance of working hard to achieve my goals. Their support and encouragement, and that of my peers, has been invaluable in developing my confidence, my character, my leadership skills and my friendships. I’m honoured to be part of AGS where everyone is valued. 

This year as Head Boy I look forward to working closely with teachers, the Senior Prefect Team, my peers, and pupils from all year groups to build upon and strengthen the core values of AGS. I strive to be a role model in which all pupils can look up too and by working together I believe AGS will continue to be 'A Great School' where pupils feel challenged, empowered, and valued.

 

Hello, my name is Eva Varghese and I am delighted to have been given the privilege of being Head Girl of Antrim Grammar School for the academic year 2023/24. 

My past six years at Antrim Grammar School have been spent in a positive and supportive environment where I felt that I had all the opportunities needed for me to thrive. The dedication and support from my teachers has enabled me to be confident in my own abilities, always striving to do my best. The culture of acceptance and inclusivity here at AGS means that I have built strong relationships with my peers and the focus on pupil well-being means that I’ve never felt like I was alone. Being provided with opportunities to give back to the community has allowed me to do what I value the most - make a difference in our ever changing society. Through my own personal life, I have been able to develop key skills such as resilience and teamwork which I believe will truly help me as I undertake this great responsibility.

Being Head Girl gives me the opportunity to emphasise what we do best at AGS - to educate for life. I have always felt proud to be part of the AGS family and as Head Girl, I will take it upon myself to ensure each pupil feels just as valued as I have felt.  I believe that every pupil has something unique that they can contribute to the school community and I will do my best to ensure that every pupils voice is heard. By working with teachers, pupils and prefects I hope to reinforce our core values to enhance the AGS experience. I am so honoured to have been given this opportunity to be Head Girl of AGS and I look forward to seeing what the year ahead holds for us.