Mr Gaughan – Headteacher

Mr Gaughan joined Holy Cross School 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.  For the academic year 2019-20 Mr Gaughan was also Executive Headteacher of another school in the Archdiocese. Mr Gaughan is a Music specialist.

Mr Lindley- Deputy Headteacher

As Deputy Headteacher, Mr Lindley has responsibility for the day to day operations of the school. His specific responsibilities include organisation of whole school events, Curriculum Development, Timetable, Staff Appointments and Interviews, OFSTED preparation, Leadership of Exams and overall responsibility for the School SEF. Mr Lindley is a Science specialist.

Mrs Hardman – Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Hardman has been at Holy Cross for 8 years.  As SENDCo she oversees the Learning Support Department and is our Deputy Designated Senior Leader (DSL) for safeguarding.  Mrs Hardman is also responsible for the alternative curriculum.  She is a Modern Foreign Languages specialist.

Mrs Henderson – Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Henderson joined Holy Cross in January 2017.  Mrs Henderson has overall responsibility for Teaching and Learning: this includes the implementation of the curriculum; literacy and numeracy across the curriculum; assessment; homework, development of lead teachers, ECT induction and supporting staff in delivering high quality teaching and learning for our pupils.  Mrs Henderson is also responsible for staff appraisal and induction.  She also leads continuing professional development for all staff.  Mrs Henderson is an English specialist.

Mrs Hitchen – Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Hitchen joined in September 2013.  Mrs Hitchen has overall responsibility for all aspects of our pupils’ personal development, extended curriculum opportunities and whole school rewards.  Mrs Hitchen is our Educational Visits Co-ordinator and is also responsible for staff wellbeing.  Mrs Hitchen is a History specialist.

Mrs Huddy – Assistant Headteacher

Mrs Huddy joined Holy Cross in 2010.  She has responsibility for Quality of Education and Leadership of Data.  Specific responsibilities include Quality Assurance,  Curriculum Implementation, Target Setting, Reporting and Setting in Year 7 – 11. Mrs Huddy oversees the KS2/3 transition programme.  She is a Modern Foreign Languages specialist.

Mr Morris –  Assistant Headteacher

Mr Morris is in his 10th year at Holy Cross.  He is responsible for the pastoral care and guidance of pupils within school.  This role includes the school behaviour, attendance 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.

Mrs Cooper – Business Manager

Mrs Cooper has overall responsibility for financial matters in school, personnel, management of non-teaching staff and catering services. Mrs Cooper also has overall responsibility for the care and management of the school buildings and grounds, the sports facility, health and safety matters and the organisation of school transport. Mrs Cooper has been at Holy Cross since 2002.

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Open Evening

Our Open Evening will take place on Thursday 13th October 2022.

Join us between 6pm - 8pm.