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 has overall responsibility for Key Stage 4, the school curriculum (including timetable & options), reporting to parents, external examinations, data management and a range of other whole school responsibilities. 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 covers a number of areas including attendance and punctuality, the school behaviour and rewards systems and liaising with external agencies and providers who support pupils and the school.


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, the support of teaching staff in providing a high quality experience in the classroom, and she also supports Year 6-7 Transition. Miss Marcroft oversees the Schools Direct Programme and is the lead for the Archdiocese Cluster. 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 and Post-16 Transition, Pupil Leadership, Alternative Curriculum and Work Experience, 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 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.