Staff – Senior Leadership Team

Mr I Gaughan - HeadteacherHeadteacher: Mr Gaughan
Mr Gaughan joined Holy Cross as Headteacher at Easter 2014. He has a wealth of experience in Catholic education having been a classroom teacher, Head of Department, Head of Year and Deputy Headteacher. Mr Gaughan is a Music specialist.

 

Mr P McFarlane - Deputy Headteacher.Deputy Headteacher: Mr McFarlane
Mr McFarlane is responsible for overseeing all aspects of school operations. Specific responsibilities include pupil outcomes, the school curriculum (including timetable and options), reporting to parents, external examinations and data management Mr McFarlane is a Mathematics specialist.

 

Mr P Morris - Assistant Headteacher

Assistant Headteacher: Mr Morris
Mr Morris is responsible for the pastoral care and guidance of pupils within school. This role includes attendance and punctuality, the school behaviour and rewards systems and liaising with external agencies who support pupils and the school. Mr Morris is the Designated Senior Leader (DSL) for Safeguarding and is a PE specialist.

 

Mr G Lindley - Assistant HeadteacherAssistant Headteacher: Mr Lindley
Mr Lindley has overall responsibility for whole school tracking and target setting. He is also responsible for Quality Assurance across the school, staff induction, staff development and appraisal. Mr Lindley is a Science specialist.

 

Assistant Headteacher: Miss Marcroft
Miss Marcroft has overall responsibility for Teaching & Learning. This includes literacy & numeracy across the curriculum, assessment, homework and the support of teaching staff in providing a high quality experience in the classroom. Miss Marcroft also oversees the Schools Direct teacher Training Programme. She is a Modern Foreign Languages specialist.

 

Assistant Headteacher: Mrs Hardman
Mrs Hardman has overall responsibility for pupil outcomes for specific cohorts of pupils. She oversees the Learning Support Department and is the SENDCO and Deputy Designated Senior Leader (DSL) for safeguarding. She is responsible for Careers Guidance, Pupil Leadership, Alternative Curriculum, and is the lead contact for Children Looked After (CLA). She is a Modern Foreign Languages specialist.

 

Mrs S Cooper - Business Manager

Business Manager: Mrs Cooper
Mrs Cooper has overall responsibility for financial matters in school, personnel, management of administrative & office staff, admissions and also the catering services. 

 

 

Mr J Smith - Business Manager

Business Manager: Mr Smith
Mr Smith has overall responsibility for the care and management of the school buildings and grounds, the sports facility, health & safety matters and the organisation of school transport. Mr Smith is also the Education Visits Co-ordinator.