The Governing Board - Bellerive School

The Governing Board


Sister Josephine Grainger FCJ (Trustee)
Sister Brenda Wallace FCJ (Trustee)
Mrs Pamela Thornton, Chair of Trustees


(known as Governors at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College)


Foundation Governors

Mrs Maria Branigan (appointed by members 01/03/2018)
Sister Josephine Grainger (appointed by members 01/06/2016)
Mrs Pamela Green (appointed by members 01/09/2016)
Mrs Eileen Quinn (appointed by members 01/09/2016) – (Resigned 31/12/2019)
Mr Michael Kennedy (appointed by members 01/10/2019)
Sister Brenda Wallace (appointed by members 07/10/2015)
Miss Clare Whittington-Egan (appointed by members) – (Resigned 12/09/2019)
Mrs Patricia Young (appointed by members 01/11/2018)
Vacancy x 2 Foundation Governor

Staff Governor(s)

Mrs Louisa Allerston (Staff) (31st August 2020)
Mrs Niamh Howlett (Headteacher/Ex-officio)

Parent Governor(s)

Ms Annette Jamieson-Lawson (Elected by parents 01/09/2017) (Resigned 31/01/2019)
Mrs Karen Vives (Parent) (Elected by parents 01/10/2018) (Resigned 16/09/2020)

Clerk to the Governing Body

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 Marie Fidelis Catholic School, London

Miss Clare Whittington Egan is a Governor at Liverpool Hope University

Mrs Patricia Young is a Governor at Upton Hall School, Birkenhead


Governors’ Attendance at Meetings

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

Governors’ Attendance at Meetings 2019-2020

Governors’ Attendance at Meetings 2018-2019

Governors’ Attendance at Meetings 2017-2018


Audit, Finance and Staffing Committee

Mrs Maria Branigan
Sr Jo Grainger
Mrs Pamela Green
Mr Michael Kennedy
Mrs Pamela Thornton
Mrs Niamh Howlett (HT)

Capital Works/Building Developments/H&S Committee

Sr Jo Grainger
Mrs Pamela Green
Mrs Niamh Howlett
Mrs Pamela Thornton

Curriculum and Standards

Mrs Pamela Green (Chair)
Mr M Kennedy
Mrs Pamela Thornton
Mrs Patricia Young
Mrs Niamh Howlett (HT)
Mr P McMenamin (DHT)

Student & Staff Welfare and Development Committee

Mrs M Branigan (Chair)
Mrs P Thornton
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 – Mrs Maria Branigan
Maths Department – Mrs Patricia Young
MFL – Mrs Pamela Thornton
Music – Sr Jo Grainger
PE – Mrs Pamela Green
PSHE – Sr Jo Grainger
Pupil Premium –Sr Jo Grainger
RE/Chaplaincy – Sr Brenda Wallace
Safeguarding – Mrs Pamela Green
Science – Mr Michael Kennedy
SEN – Vacancy
Sixth Form – Mrs Pamela Thornton

Company Secretary

Mrs Pamela Thornton

Scheme of Delegation

 Scheme of Delegation – Financial Powers at Bellerive
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