Pastoral Senior Leadership Team

Pastoral Senior Leadership Team


The Pastoral Senior Leadership Team consists of three key positions.




The Principal Deputy Head (Pastoral & Wellbeing) oversees the
Whole School provision of pastoral care and is also the Designated
Safeguarding Lead (DSL). They are the primary point of contact
for all issues pertaining to the safety of our pupils and community
and are responsible for coordinating the responses to any such
cases. They act as a line manager for a number of our Houses and
coordinate the strategic direction of the School, and in particular, how
we go about developing our pastoral care.

Deputy Head

(Pastoral and Wellbeing)

Ms. Kirsten McLintock

After graduating from the University of Kent with a BA (Honours) in Sociology & Social Anthropology and post graduate studies at UCL in the Psychology of Education, Ms McLintock followed in the family tradition and completed her PGCE, embarking on a teaching career that spans British, International, state and independent school settings.

Ms McLintock joins Harrow following her role as Head of Wellbeing at Bedales School in Hampshire, an Independent Boarding and Day School for pupils aged 3-18 years. Prior to this she was Director of Pupil Welfare, Designated Safeguarding Lead and Head of PSHE at Stowe School, in Buckinghamshire.

Ms McLintock has previously taught at South Island School, Hong Kong and was a Housemistress and Head of PRS, PSHE and Wellbeing at Harrow International School Bangkok. Ms McLintock is passionate about holistic pastoral practice; she has established pupil peer mentoring and leadership teams, is a Youth Mental Health First Aid Instructor accredited by the Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and is a UK and overseas Team Inspector (Compliance, Curriculum and Boarding) for the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI).

As an educator, Ms McLintock seeks to challenge, nurture and empower students and is passionate about the teaching of PSHE and Wellbeing for which she has designed bespoke programs in each of her previous schools. Ms McLintock believes an academically rigorous and research-led PSHE curriculum fosters self-awareness, sparks curiosity and empathy whilst opening minds.

Ms McLintock enjoys outdoor adventures: hiking, sailing and surfing. She joins Harrow with her certified Pets as Therapy dog, Rosie who is looking forward to receiving her usual tummy rubs and treats when she visits the boarding houses. 




Harrow Hong Kong is privileged to have a third tier of pastoral SLT
in the form of an Assistant Head (Pastoral & Wellbeing). Again,
they undertake the duties of a DDSL and also line manage some of
our House Masters / Mistresses, as well as the Gap Tutors who are
attached to the Prep School. The Assistant Deputy Head (Pastoral
& Wellbeing) manages the day to day running of the pastoral
provision in the Prep School. They also coordinate a number of the
key “stand alone” projects that the School undertakes to enhance its
pastoral provision throughout the year, for example, the Wellbeing
Ambassadors programme, the weekly ‘Pulse’ survey and the School’s
commemoration of World Mental Health Day.

Collectively, these three members of the SLT are responsible for
ensuring that the School’s pastoral provision functions effectively and
continues to remain relevant, dynamic and innovative.