The Trust is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Patrick Caldwell as the new Headteacher of Sacred Heart Catholic Secondary School.

Dr. Patrick Caldwell

I was born and brought up in Gloucester, attended St. Peter’s Catholic High School and Sixth form centre before leaving to study for my Masters degree in Chemistry at the University of Warwick. Following that my degree took me into postgraduate study at York university where I gained my PhD in inorganic chemistry.

My teaching career started in Ripon Grammar school, North Yorkshire where I taught Chemistry and developed my passion for getting the very best from pupils. After that I moved to St John Fishers, Harrogate as Head of Chemistry. Leading a department and all the challenges that brought, spurred me on to move into senior management which led me to Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School, Leeds as assistant headteacher and later to the deputy headship.

Moving to take up the headship at Sacred Heart is a wonderful opportunity which realises my desire to lead a fantastic Catholic school and secure for its children the same opportunities and encouragement that I received in my own life.