An insight into our ethos and values- A message from our Headteacher

A message from Paul Wardle, the Headteacher of Holy Cross CEVA Primary

When I was successfully appointed as Headteacher of Holy Cross in 2013, I spent hours wracking my brains, trying to write a biography that would help me to introduce myself to our community and explain a little about our vision and culture here at Holy Cross…

What I soon realised, however, is that my biography isn’t really the important thing. What really matters here at Holy Cross are the children. They come first. They always will.

Holy Cross is an incredibly special place and that is because we place our children at the centre of everything we do. We want our pupils to be happy, safe, responsible, confident, and for every child to achieve their ever growing potential. For us, nothing else is good enough.

Whenever anyone joins Holy Cross, they are welcomed into our family with respect and love, enjoying the sense of community that this cultivates. We all see ourselves as lifelong learners and we are constantly self-reflecting and developing ourselves in order to achieve excellence. You could call this a ‘growth mind-set’- a fundamental belief that our potential has no limits. With this commitment and belief, we make an awesome team.

We aim to help nurture children into becoming independent, resilient, reflective, and considerate life-long learners who will have the skills to adapt to an ever changing world. We value the vital partnerships of our families and community in helping achieve this. Indeed, we have a whole team of dedicated professionals with the specific remit of engaging with, and supporting, our parents and families.

Finally, we have a genuine desire to work with others because to be able to share strengths is not only a privilege but a responsibility. If you are interested in what we do here at Holy Cross, please contact us to arrange a visit.

“Education is the power to think clearly, the power to act well in the world’s work, and the power to appreciate life.”- Brigham Young


Paul Wardle