Welcome to Bellerive FCJ Catholic CollegeFrom our Headteacher Mrs N Howlett BSc, MSc, NPQH
It gives me great pleasure to introduce myself as the new Headteacher of Bellerive FCJ Catholic College. I am honoured and privileged to have been appointed by the Governors and Trustees to lead such a wonderful school. I am determined that this school will continue the success it has worked hard to achieve.
I have taught at St Anselm’s College, a Grammar school for boys, on the Wirral for the past 22 years and have been a deputy headteacher for the past 11 of those years. I am looking forward to working with the whole community as we strive for even greater success with all of the young people you have entrusted to our care. Parents have a crucial role to play in this and by working together we can ensure that all students enjoy their time at school, make excellent progress and leave us with the necessary skills, attitudes and qualifications to lead successful and fulfilling lives.
Regular attendance in school is vitally important. A teacher cannot teach an empty chair and the school target for attendance is a minimum of 97%. Department for Education guidance means that I cannot authorise school holidays in term time so please do not be offended if you make a request and it is turned down.
I have been very impressed with the appearance of Bellerive pupils; they are a credit to you and to the school. Thank you for your cooperation with maintaining such high standards. I firmly believe that this counts and fosters a sense of belonging and pride.
The teaching accommodation at Bellerive is second to none and the completion of the work on the new Sports Centre will add to the existing portfolio of facilities which will allow your child to flourish here and to strive for excellence. I am very grateful to Sr Brigid, the Governors and Trustees of the school who have had the vision to bring all of this to fruition.
My daughters were educated at Upton Hall FCJ on the Wirral, so I have always recognised how an FCJ education inspires students to become the best they can be and to stand out as beacons of hope in a difficult world. I can assure you that the FCJ values of gentleness, hope, dignity, justice, companionship and excellence will guide my leadership of this school so that it continues to grow as a community of personal and academic excellence.
I look forward to meeting you at many of the events during the year including welcome events, Open Evenings, Parents’ Evenings and Prize Giving.
Mrs N Howlett BSc, Msc, NPQH