Mutual Respect
Caring and Responsible
Meeting the Needs of the Individual
Success for All
Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care
Effective pastoral care is instrumental in the creation of a supportive atmosphere in the school for both pupils and staff. Pastoral Care supports the development of the whole pupil intellectually, spiritually, socially, emotionally and personally. It is the responsibility of all teaching staff, therefore, it is fully incorporated into the classroom, however each student has specific pastoral teachers responsible for their well-being.

  • Class Tutor - Class Tutors monitor the progress of all students in their form class, including issues such as attendance and punctuality. The class tutor is the first port of call for any student with an issue or any parent wanting to discuss concerns they may have over their child’s progress or well-being.
    Class Class Tutor Class Class Tutor
    8A1 Mr S Hinds 8A2 Miss L Ballentine
    8A3 Mrs C Hamill 8A4 Miss M McKitterick
    9A1 Miss A Clarke 9A2 Mrs E McConnell
    9A3 Miss S Thompson/Mrs K Stanfield 9A4 Miss J Longridge
    10A1 Mrs L McGarry 10A2 Mrs H Dowse
    10A3 Mr A Porter 10A4 Miss L McGahie
    11A1 Ms P Turney 11A2 Mrs M Clarke
    11A3 Miss L McCulla 11A4 Mrs K Bell
    12A1 Mr A Owens 12A2 Mr C Bell
    12A3 Mr N Reid 12A4 Mr M Totten
    12A5 Ms M McWilliams
    13B1 Miss L Smyth 13B2 Ms M Finnegan
    14B1 Miss R Wethers 14B2 Mrs L Smith

  • Year Head - Each Head of Year has extensive experience in the field of guidance and Pastoral Care and takes a keen interest in every student in their designated year group. The Year Head is there as a support for class tutors and to assist in any pastoral concerns that may arise.
    Year Group Year Head
    Year 8 Mr P Barrett
    Year 9 Mrs B McSherry
    Year 10 Miss L Sherry
    Year 11 Miss A Johnston
    Year 12 Mr N Tinney
    Year 13 Mr J Gardiner
    Year 14 Miss R Wethers
    School Group Group Head
    JUNIOR Dr B McKinstry
    SENIOR Mrs L Murray
    Sixth Form Miss S Black
  • Head of Pastoral Care - Mrs L. Knipe co-ordinates pastoral care across the entire school, heading up the many staff who make up the Pastoral Care Team. She provides a source of information and a listening ear for students and staff alike and works alongside the school counsellor, and other external agencies, to ensure every student is supported. All pupils at Lisnagarvey have access to a Google Classroom, dedicated to Pastoral Care.

Parents and pupils are able to refer themselves/ their child for counselling through the Familyworks website: ICSS Counselling Referral Form

Every teacher has a pastoral role and every contact between teacher and pupil presents an opportunity to develop the caring and learning environment which we seek to provide at Lisnagarvey.
The staff of Lisnagarvey High School strives to eradicate bullying behaviours in school through the series of anti-bullying initiatives. The clear message in our school is that bullying behaviour will NOT be tolerated. We want any pupil who feels threatened to know that they may report their fears in the knowledge that the person displaying bullying behaviour will be firmly dealt with.

The school’s Anti-Bullying ethos is reinforced throughout the year as the topic is discussed in lessons, at dedicated assemblies and during national Anti-Bullying Week. Every student knows what action to take in the event that they are a pupil experiencing bullying behaviour, or witness to a bullying incident, and all staff are well trained in dealing with issues swiftly.

Pupils displaying bullying behaviour will be sanctioned for their actions but the main focus of staff is to provide support to all pupils involved. Pupils displaying bullying behaviour often act as a response to ongoing issues in their own lives. We support those students, as well as offering security and support to the pupils experiencing bullying behaviour.

The full Anti-Bullying Policy is available here.
Safer Schools App
The award-winning "Safer Schools NI" app has now been extended to include a version for young people to help keep them safe online. It provides an invaluable support and we would encourage all of our pupils to download it.

This amazing app can be downloaded for free on iPhone and Android by clicking on the link below:

Click here to download the parent information letter.