The Governing Board - Bellerive School

The Governing Board


Sister Josephine Grainger FCJ
Sister Brenda Wallace FCJ
Mrs Pamela Thornton


(known as Governors at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College)

Foundation Governors

Mrs Karen Bliss (appointed by members 01/11/2020)
Ms Caroline Braggs (appointed 01/11/2020)
Mrs Pamela Green (appointed by members 01/09/2016)
Mrs Niamh Howlett (ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017)
Ms Julie Johnson (Appointed by members 01/11/2020)
Mr Michael Kennedy (appointed by members 01/10/2019)
Miss Stephanie Kilgallon (Appointed by members 01/11/2020)
Mrs Pamela Thornton (Chair) (appointed by members 01/06/2012)
Sister Brenda Wallace (appointed by members 07/10/2015)
Mrs Patricia Young (appointed by members 01/11/2018)


Staff Governor(s)

Mrs Cath Sharpe (Staff) (Appointed by staff 25/11/2020)

Parent Governor(s)

Mrs Kerry Jones (Elected by parents 25/11/2020)

Ms Lesley Malone (Elected by parents 05/03/2021)



Clerk to the Governing Board

Mrs Clare Brennan

Accounting Officer

Mrs Niamh Howlett, Headteacher


Register of Pecuniary Interests

Sr Jo Grainger is a Governor at Gumley House Convent School, Isleworth

Mrs Pamela Green is a Governor at St Anselms College, Birkenhead

Mr Michael Kennedy is Headteacher at St Mary’s College, Crosby

Sr Brenda Wallace is a Governor at Maria Fidelis Catholic School, London & Director of the FCJ Educational Trust

Mrs Patricia Young is a Governor at Upton Hall School, Upton and St. Edward’s College, Liverpool


Governors’ Attendance at Meetings

Please click on the link below to see Governors’ attendance at meetings:

 Governors’ Attendance at Meetings 2020-2021

 Governors’ Attendance at Meetings 2019-2020

Governors’ Attendance at Meetings 2018-2019

Governors’ Attendance at Meetings 2017-2018


Audit, Finance, Staffing & Resources Committee

Mrs Karen Bliss (Chair)
Ms Caroline Braggs
Ms Julie Johnson
Mr Michael Kennedy
Mrs Pamela Thornton
Mrs Niamh Howlett (HT)


Curriculum and Standards

Mrs Pamela Green (Chair)
Ms Caroline Braggs
Ms Julie Johnson

Mrs Kerry Jones

Mr Michael Kennedy
Ms Stephanie Kilgallon
Mrs Pamela Thornton
Mrs Patricia Young
Mrs Niamh Howlett (HT)
Mr P McMenamin (DHT)

Student & Staff Welfare and Development Committee

Mrs Cath Sharpe
Mrs Kerry Jones
Mrs P Thornton
Sr Brenda Wallace
Mrs N Howlett (HT)
Mr P Taylor (DHT)
Mrs J Westwood (DHT)

Discipline Committee (Staff & Pupils)

Committee to be composed of 3 members, to be convened as required, according to need/circumstances.

Appeals Committee

Committee to be composed of 3 members, to be convened as required, according to need/circumstances.

Admissions Committee

Mrs Pamela Thornton (Chair)
Mrs P Green
Mrs P Young
Mrs N Howlett (HT)

Departmental Link Governors

Bellerive has a Link Governor system where Governors have volunteered to be assigned to a specific curriculum area of the school. This enables effective lines of communication to be established and maintained between the curriculum and the Governing Body.

Design & Technology – Vacancy
English Department – Sr Brenda Wallace
Humanities – Mrs Pamela Green
ICT/Business – Vacancy
Maths Department – Mrs Patricia Young
MFL – Ms Caroline Braggs
Music – Vacancy
PE – Mrs Pamela Green
PSHE – Vacancy
Pupil Premium –Vacancy
RE/Chaplaincy – Sr Brenda Wallace
Safeguarding – Mrs Pamela Green
Science – Mr Michael Kennedy
SEN – Ms Julie Johnson
Sixth Form – Ms Caroline Braggs

Company Secretary

Mrs Pamela Thornton

Scheme of Delegation

 Scheme of Delegation – Financial Powers at Bellerive
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