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Trinity High School operates a Vertical system within Pastoral Support. This means that every member of the Pastoral Support Team has pupils from every year group.  This allows all members of the Pastoral Support Team to focus on a specific issue with a particular year group in a concentrated period of time. The vertical approach also allows one member of the Pastoral Support Team to be responsible for all children in one family group.


An integral part of the administration and record keeping that both informs and enhances Pastoral Support in Trinity High School comes from class teachers.  The ongoing commitment to monitoring timekeeping and attendance, allied to a willingness to do our best for pupils on the part of staff who carry out these duties and has ensured that First Level Pastoral Support in Trinity High contributes to care for pupils in a most effective way. The accuracy of information in reports to parents or panels is an essential aspect of supporting the school’s case.


  • Care for the welfare of your child while at school;
  • Provide pupils with on-going Pastoral, Vocational and Curricular support throughout their school career;
  • Promote a two way communication link between school and home;
  • Promote a Catholic Ethos.


St. Andrew’s House:
Mr McInnes

St. Columba’s House:
Mrs Ingleston
Mr McEwan

St. Margaret’s House:
Mrs Todesco

St. Therese’s House:
Miss McGuigan


Mr Marshall – Headteacher

Mrs Monaghan (DHT) – S2 & S3

Mrs McElroy (DHT) – S4 & S5

Miss Parker (DHT) – S1 & S6

Mr MacDonald (Business Manager)


In addition to promoted Pastoral Support staff, our Home Link staff – Mr Bruce and Mrs Brown – provide much welcome additional support for identified pupils.


If your Pastoral Teacher has returned your personal statement to you then this power point may have some helpful tips on how to improve your application.


To help pupils pass on information and arrange meetings with their Pastoral Teachers, we have a display in the Pastoral corridor headed ‘Every Child deserves a Champion’ which has QR codes for each member of the department.

These codes can be scanned using the camera on a mobile phone.

Scanning the code will open up a form which pupils can complete and send to their Pastoral Teacher (or other ‘trusted adult’ involved in Pupil Support) to pass on information and set up a meeting.

The presentation below shows which members of staff can be contacted by pupils using the display.

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