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Strangford College, Newtownards

Pastoral Team

One of Strangford College’s top priorities is the well-being of all its students. All staff have pastoral responsibilities for the social, moral, academic and spiritual development of the students in their care. Teachers in their role as Form Teachers are given specific pastoral responsibility for their Form Class. They are members of a team consisting of all the Form Teachers of the same year group under the leadership of a Learning Head of year. The Head of Year in turn form a team under the Head of Pastoral Care.

The Form Teacher will care for the students in their Form Class through daily contact. The Form Teacher should also be the first person to whom a student will turn to for help, support or advice. On occasion, it may be necessary to refer a particular matter to the Head of Year, the Assistant Deputy Principals, the Deputy Principal or the Principal.

Heads of Year and Form Teachers 2018-19

Year 8 Heads of Year

Year 9 Head of Year

Year 10 Head of Year 

Mrs G Gibson / Mrs N McBurney

Miss N Hatchell 

Mrs K Boomer / Mrs K Newman 


Year 8 Form Teachers

Year 9 Form Teachers

Year 10 Form Teachers

Ms T Turnbull

Mr G Boal 

Mrs A Cacharo 

Mrs J Beattie / Mrs D Forbes

Mrs J Flaherty 

Mr N Rowntree 

Mrs H Maginnis 

Dr R Murphy 

Mrs P Graham 

Dr A Fulcher

Mr K Beare / Mrs J Bryce

Miss William 

 Miss H Roulston  Ms C Bashford 

Mr J Kelly 


Mrs E Patton  Mr C McGonnell


Year 11 Heads of Year 

Year 12 Head of Year

POST-16 Head of Year 

Mr R O'Connor 

Ms J Lindores / Miss J Purvis 

Mrs N McClean


Year 11 Form Teachers

Year 12 Form Teachers

Post-16 Form Teachers

Mr B Bellinger 

Miss J Cameron 

Mrs L Milligan 

Ms C Van Der Schyff 

Miss A Humes 

Mrs R Beattie / Mr T McCartney 

Mr M Jones 

Mrs D Moore / Miss T Gillespie 

Mrs D Purvis 

Mrs K Priestly 

Ms J Swift 

Mr A Coffey 

Mr D Allen 

Mrs D Peppiatt 



School Counselling Service

The School has the services of Student Counsellor, provided by Family Works. Family Works maintains a strict code of confidentiality and its services are available to all students through self-referral.