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  • Sister Josephine Grainger FCJ
  • Sister Brenda Wallace FCJ


The Trustees are known as Governors at Bellerive FCJ Catholic College and there are different categories of Governors, which are determined by the way in which they are appointed/elected.

Foundation Governors

  • Mrs Karen Bliss (appointed by members 01/11/2020) Chair
  • Ms Julie Johnson (Appointed by members 01/11/2020) Vice Chair
  • Ms Caroline Braggs (appointed 01/11/2020)
  • Mrs Niamh Howlett (ex-officio by virtue of office as headteacher/principal 01/09/2017)
  • Mr Michael Kennedy (appointed by members 01/10/2019)
  • Miss Stephanie Kilgallon (Appointed by members 01/11/2020)
  • Sister Brenda Wallace (appointed by members 07/10/2015)
  • Mrs Patricia Young (appointed by members 01/11/2018)
  • Sister Lynne Baron (appointed by members 01/09/2022)
  • Sister Mary Kathleen McDermott (appointed by members 01/09/2022)

Staff Governor(s)

  • Ms Esme McCarthy (Staff) 

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

  • Mr Brendan Hickey, Interim Headteacher

Chief Financial Officer

  • Mr Andrew Eckford, Director of Finance & Business

Register of Pecuniary Interests

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

Committee Terms of Reference

The Terms of Reference for the Committees can be accessed below:

Audit, Finance, Staffing & Resources Committee

  • Ms Julie Johnson (Chair)
  • Mrs Karen Bliss
  • Ms Caroline Braggs
  • Mr Brendan Hickey (Interim Headteacher)
  • Mr Andrew Eckford (Director of Finance)

Curriculum and Standards

  • Mrs Patricia Young (Chair)
  • Ms Julie Johnson
  • Mrs Kerry Jones
  • Mr Michael Kennedy
  • Mr Brendan Hickey (Interim Headteacher)
  • Mr P McMenamin (DHT)

Student & Staff Welfare and Development Committee

  • Ms Stephanie Kilgallon
  • Ms Lesley Malone
  • Ms Esme McCarthy
  • Sr Brenda Wallace
  • Mr Brendan Hickey (Interim Headteacher)
  • 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 Karen Bliss (Chair)
  • Mrs Patricia Young
  • Mr Brendan Hickey (Interim Headteacher)

Departmental Link Governors

Bellerive has a Link Governor system where Governors have volunteered to be assigned to a specific area of the school. This enables effective lines of communication to be established and maintained between the curriculum and the Governing Board.  Governors are able to act as critical friends and gain further insight into the working of the school in these link roles.

Quality of Education
  • SLT Link - Mr Paul Mcmenamin (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Mrs Pat Young
  • Mr Mike Kennedy
  • Ms Caroline Braggs
Leadership & Management
  • SLT Links - Mrs Niamh Howlett (Headteacher) & Mr Andy Eckford (Director of FInance & Business)
  • Mrs Karen Bliss
  • Ms Julie Johnson
  • Sr Brenda Wallace
Behaviour & Attitudes
  • SLT Link - Mrs Jenni Westwood (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Ms Stephanie Kilgallon
  • Mrs Kerry Jones
Personal Development
  • SLT Link - Mrs Helen Taylor (Deputy Headteacher)
  • Mrs Lesley Malone
  • Ms Esme McCarthy

Company Secretary

  • Mr Andrew Eckford (Director of Finance)

Publication of Executive Pay

The trust must publish on its website in a separate readily accessible form the number of employees whose benefits exceeded £100k, in £10k bandings, for the previous year ended 31 August. Benefits for this purpose include salary, employers’ pension contributions, other taxable benefits and termination payments.

Information for the Year to 31 August 2021 is shown below

Number of employees: One

Salary: £80k to £90k

Employers Pension Contributions: £20k to £30k