About GHS

Senior Leadership 

Meet the members of the school’s Senior Leadership Team.

Mr Hodge | Vice Principal
Key Role: Safeguarding

I started life at the school in 1991 as a science teacher. Since then I’ve been Environmental Awareness Coordinator, Outdoor Pursuits Coordinator, In-School Support Centre Manager, Head of Science, Senior Teacher and, now Vice Principal.

Something you may not know about me

I’m a keen sea kayaker!

Mrs McCartney | Senior Teacher
Key Role: Co-ordinating School Policies & Wellbeing

I started teaching History in GHS in 1988 (for one year) and have never left!
Since then I’ve been Health Education Co-ordinator, Personal and Social Education Co-ordinator, Citizenship Co-ordinator and Head of Year. I still teach History, which I love.

I’ve been a member of the school family for a long time and have seen many changes to prepare young people better for the world of today, helping them to learn, grow in confidence and succeed.

Something you may not know about me

For my birthday a few years ago my family took me out in a sea plane. We flew over the island of Malta, and landed on water. It was amazing and I would recommend it to anyone!

Mr Clarke | Senior Teacher
Key Role: Teaching and Learning

I started Glengormley High School in 2004 as a temporary teacher of Technology and Design. I have been a Head of Year, Pastoral Learning Leader and Acting Vice Principal. My goal is to inspire pupils to achieve their full potential.

Something you may not know about me

I met my wife outside the Library on her first day here as a new sixth former way back in 1996!

Mrs Naughton | Senior Teacher
Key Role: Data / Tracking and Reporting

I joined the school as a Maths teacher in 2008. Previously I have been Examinations Officer, Pastoral Learning Leader, Head of Year and Reporting, Tracking and Data Manager. I’m committed to doing my best so that every pupil here is equipped with the skills and knowledge they need for life.

Something you may not know about me

I grew up working life in my parents’ shop, where I developed my mental arithmetic skills – and love of chocolate!

Mrs Fox | Senior Teacher
Key Role: Pedagogy

I joined the school in 2015 and have been Head of the English Department since 2017. My role involves a whole-school approach to learning across all subjects, giving a voice to both staff and students. The most rewarding thing is hearing what students want/need and then working with staff on how to make the pupils’ learning experience as positive as possible, with a clear focus on their individual progress.

Something you may not know about me

I was in one of the first groups of people to complete the fastest zip line in the world, travelling at speeds of over 100mph!

Mrs Kerr | Senior Teacher
Key Role: Pedagogy

I started teaching in Glengormley High School in 2007. My role as SENCo is to co-ordinate the support for all pupils with SEN and additional learning needs. This means providing teachers with training and advice, and I also work closely with parents, carers and external agencies. Part of my role involves leading our large team of Teaching Assistants, who also provide such valuable support to all our pupils.

Something you may not know about me

I’m a qualified make-up artist!

Mrs Clarke | Senior Teacher
Key Role: Leading Whole School Attendance, Student Voice and Parent Voice

I previously taught in Belfast Model School for Girls for 17 years as an ICT Teacher and held a range of roles including Head of Year and Head of Department.  I returned to Glengormley High School in June 2021 having left in 6th Year in 1998, I have such fond memories of my time in the school as a pupil and I was delighted when an opportunity presented itself to return to Glengormley High School.  From the moment I joined the school, I have felt as if I have always been here, I love being part of the local school community and I am excited to be part of the transformative journey which lies ahead for our school.  

Something you may not know about me

I got married on a cruise ship in the port of Miami before setting sail around the Caribbean.

Mr McDowell | Senior Teacher
Key Role: Curriculum Planning
I started my Glengormley journey back in 2009 as a Teacher of PE.  I love teaching at GHS and especially enjoy managing our great school teams.
I am really fortunate to have had many leadership opportunities in school.  Pastorally I have been a Pastoral Learning Leader and Head of Year, for which I now lead Sixth Form.
In terms of whole school, I also build our school Curriculum Model and Timetable which is fun as I enjoy doing puzzles.
What many people dont know about me
I am a two time GHS Pool Champion