Departing Staff

Mrs Jenny Lendrum

Mrs Lendrum, Principal, joined Antrim Grammar School as Vice-Principal in 2014, before taking lead of the school in 2017. Jenny’s five years as Principal have been extraordinary and exceptional. Throughout her time here she has enriched and enhanced the lives of our school community and has made a difference through her leadership and friendship.

Mrs Lendrum has always had a clear vision for AGS. She’s owned her impact, brought us the 3 C’s, established the AGS Way, reinstated the House System and championed the Solihull Approach. Despite the challenges Covid brought, Mrs Lendrum has led our school with creativity, drive and passion. This ensured that even when times were tough we were able to get together online as a school community, when we couldn’t be together in person. She works so hard and is committed to her calling. Mrs Lendrum is leaving AGS with a true legacy, one that must be supported and nurtured as well as harvested in the years to come.

Quite simply Jenny is remarkable and has made a difference to each and every one of us. She will be greatly missed. Someone once said, ‘the reward for work well done, is the opportunity to do more’ and so this is the case as we wish Mrs Lendrum all the best as she takes on her new role as Principal of Methodist College, Belfast.

It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.

Mrs Jennifer Reid

Mrs Reid started Antrim Grammar School in 2002 and has served Antrim Grammar School for the past 20 years. During that time, she has been committed to making a difference to pupils, staff, and the whole school community. She has enjoyed many roles in school including Teacher of English Language, English Literature and Journalism, UCAS Team member, Head of Sixth Form, Senior Leader and for the past 5 years Vice Principal. Her passion for learning is inspiring and she has always led with integrity and commitment. We wish her well as she takes up her new post as Curriculum Vice Principal in Methodist College, Belfast. Mrs Reid has made a real difference in Antrim Grammar School and will be missed.

Mrs Sarah Hanna

Today we say farewell to Mrs Hanna, who has been a member of the History Department since 2008. During that time, Mrs Hanna has worn many hats as Teacher of History, Teacher of English, Year Tutor, SENCo, Hockey Coach and School Show Director. Regardless of the capacity that pupils or parents have known her, one thing has always rung true and that is that she is one of the most caring people you can meet. She has given so much to the school and I know we will all have fond memories of her. Mrs Hanna, we wish you all the very best in your new post as Pastoral Vice-Principal at Lurgan College. 

Ms Carol Simpson

Ms Simpson is retiring (early!) after being Head of Spanish for the past 9 years. She has enthused and inspired her classes with her knowledge and passion for the Spanish language and culture, her wit, humour, creativity and charismatic teaching. Her pupils have developed a love of Spanish and have achieved top grades in public exams. As a Class Tutor her students have flourished under her kind and caring guidance.

Ms Simpson has also supported many students with their UCAS applications and preparation for Oxbridge interviews. She has run several study tours to Spain and helped students with entries for competitions such as the QUB A-Level Spanish debating competition and Hispanofest. She will be greatly missed in school but we wish her all the best for her retirement.

Miss Courtney Jones

This week we say goodbye to Miss Jones, she will be missed in the Digital Technologies department and throughout the wider AGS community. We would like to say a massive thank you for all that you have done for us over this past year. You have impacted the lives of our pupils more than you know and we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all the very best in your future career. We are sad to see you go but we hope you enjoy teaching in your new school from September. Thank you, you really have made a difference in AGS.