Governing Body

Governance Structure

Members of the Trust

Members ensure that the Trust adheres to the Articles of Association. They appoint some of the trustees and can remove trustees in exceptional circumstances.

The Board/Governing Body

The Board (also known as the Governing Body) carries final responsibility for the Trust. The Board is made up of governors who are at one and the same time charity trustees and company directors. The key functions of governance include ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction; holding the Headteacher to account for the educational performance of the school and its pupil, and the performance management of staff; ensuring the financial and operational performance of the schools, making sure that money is well spent.

Several of the governors were appointed in November 2017 following the requirement that governance should be strengthened following the latest Ofsted report.

Our Chair of Governors is Mrs Chris Swan.

Chris Swan - Web

Contacting Governors

Please note that Governors do not intervene on behalf of parents or other members of the community. Please contact the school through the normal channels should you wish to speak to someone about a concern and the staff will ensure that the right person deals with this for you.

All correspondence to members of the Governing Body should be addressed to them at the Humphrey Perkins School, Cotes Road, Barrow Upon Soar, LE12 8JU.

If you wish to contact a governor in any other way please call or email the PA to the Headteacher, Deb Philips, either through the school switchboard or by email on d.phillips@humphreyperkins.leics.sch.uk

The Chair of Governors can be contacted on chairofgovernors@lionhearttrust.org.uk

Current Governors/Trustees

 

Term

Type

Appointed by

Louise Dallow: Vice Chair

Director of Governance & Policy, Leicester College

1st November 2014 – 1st November 2018

Member Governor

Members

Caroline Mansfield

Teacher, Mountsfield Lodge Primary

1st November 2014 – 1st November 2018

Parent Governor

Parents

Paula Vaughan

Deputy COO East Leics & Rutland CCG

1st September 2016 – 31st December 2019

Co-opted

Members

Chris Swan: Chair of Governors

National Leader in Governance

27 November 2017 – 26 November 2021

Co-opted

Members

Kath Kelly

CEO, Lionheart Trust

27 November 2017 – 26 November 2021

Co-opted

Board

Jenny Piper-Gale

Deputy CEO Lionheart Trust

27 November 2017 – 26 November 2021

Co-opted

Board

Alison Merrills

Principal, Sir Jonathan North CC

27 November 2017 – 26 November 2021

Co-opted

Board

Jason Smith

Headteacher, The Cedars Academy

27 November 2017 – 26 November 2021

Co-opted

Board

Gavin Brown

National Leader in Governance

27 November 2017 – 26 November 2021

Co-opted

Board

Jill Walton

Headteacher, Humphrey Perkins

Ex officio 1 September 2017

Ex officio

 

Byron Chatburn

Business Owner

19 February 2018 - 18 February 2022 Co-opted Board

Alex Allison

Headteacher, Broomfield Primary School

19 February 2018 - 18 February 2022 Co-opted Board

 

Current Members

  Term

Louise Dallow

1 November 2014

Caroline Mansfield

1 November 2014

Chris Swan

27 November 2017

Governors/Trustees no longer in post

 

Term

P Nutkins

Resigned 31 December 2016

J Davison

Resigned 3 April 2017

C Barton

Resigned 17 February 2017

R Williams

Resigned 10 July 2017

H Fryer

Resigned 10 October 2017

R Shields

Resigned 3 October 2017

R Wilson

Resigned 29 November 2017

Members no longer in post

 

Term

P Nutkins

Resigned 31 December 2016

J Davison

Resigned 3 April 2017

C Barton

Resigned 17 February 2017

R Williams

Resigned 10 July 2017

H Fryer

Resigned 10 October 2017

R Shields

Resigned 3 October 2017

R Wilson

Resigned 29 November 2017

 

Register of Business Interests for Governors/Trustees and Members

September 2017 to August 2018

Name

Name of business / charity / educational establishment

Nature of business / charity / educational establishment

Nature of interest

Date interest began

Jill Walton – self

Accounting Officer

Humphrey Perkins

Education

Employee - Headteacher

September 2017

Christine Swan – self

Also Member

Swansweb Ltd.

Educational Governance Limited Company

Director and shareholder

July 2014

Oadby Baptist Church

Church

Member

December 1991

Birstall Stakeholders

Community Networking Group

Chair

September 2014

Oadby Stakeholders

Community Networking Group

Chair

September 2012

Lionheart Academies Trust (LAT):

 

 

 

Riverside Primary School

Governance, school within the LAT

Chair of Governors

March 2016

Cedars Academy

Governance, Academy within the LAT

Chair of Governors

January 2015

Beauchamp College

Governance, school within the LAT

Vice Chair of Governors

September 2011

Hallam Fields Primary School

Governance, school within the LAT

Vice Chair of Governors

June 2017

Judgemeadow Community School

Governance

IEB Member

February 2017

Christine Swan – husband

Helping Hands

Advice and support charity

Trustee

June 2012

Oadby Baptist Church

Church

Member

December 1991

DHL

Logistics company

Employee – VP Operations

January 2002

Kath Kelly - self

Lionheart Academies Trust

Multi Academy Trust

Employee – Principal Beauchamp College / CEO LAT

 

Jenny Piper-Gale - self

Beauchamp College (LAT)

School within the LAT

Employee - Vice-Principal

September 2015

Lionheart Academies Trust

Governance, LAT

Deputy CEO / Trustee

 

Louise Dallow – self 

Also Member

Leicester College

Further Education

Employee

April 2000

Caroline Mansfield – self

Also Member

Mountsfield Lodge

Education

Employee - Teacher

August 2006

Paula Vaughan - self

None

None

None

 

Alison Merrills - self

Sir Jonathan North Community College

Education

Principal and Governor

1 January 2007

Judgemeadow Community College

Education

IEB member

February 2017

Slater Primary School

Education

Vice Chair

December 2016

Jason Smith - self

The Cedars Academy (LAT)

Education

Employee - Headteacher

April 2015

Alex Allison

Broomfield Primary School Education Employee - Headteacher January 2013

Byron Chatburn

None None None None

Register of Business Interests for Governors/Trustees and Members

September 2016 to August 2017

Name

Name of business / charity / educational establishment

Nature of business / charity / educational establishment

Nature of interest

Date interest began

Louise Dallow - self

Leicester College

Further Education

Employee

April 2000

Caroline Mansfield - self

Mountsfield Lodge

Education

Employee - Teacher

August 2006

Paula Vaughan - self

None

None

None

 

Clare Barton - self

None

None

None

 

Jon Davison

None

None

None

 

Hilary Fryer

Charnwood Borough Council

LA

Elected representative Barrow and Sileby West, Cabinet member

May 2003

Barrow Upon Soar Parish Council

LA

Elected Representative for Barrow Upon Soar

May 2003

Conservative Party

Political Party

Member & Regional Officer

September 2000

Peter Nutkins - self

Loughborough College

Further Education governance

Governor

 

Robert Shields - self

Burton on the Wolds Prestwold Parish Council

LA

Elect4ed Representative for Burton on the Wolds and Prestwold

May 2015

Rowena Williams - self

None

None

None

 

Richard Wilson

None

None

None

 

Governor/Trustee Attendance Register 2016-17

In 2016-17 the Governing Body formally met 6 times during the year. Attendance during the year at meetings of the Governing Body was as follows:

Full Governing Body

Trustee

Attended

Out of a possible

L Dallow

6

6

H Fryer

4

6

R Shields

5

6

R Williams

5

6

R Wilson

4

6

P Nutkins

2

2

P Vaughan

4

6

J Davison

3

3

K Butwilowska

4

4

C Barton

2

2

C Mansfield

4

6

Finance and Audit

The Finance and Audit Committee was a sub-committee of the main Governing Body. Its purpose is to oversee the financial and operations of the school, to receive the audit report and to monitor progress against the audit action plan. Attendance at meetings during the year was as follows:

Trustee

Attended

Out of a possible

R Shields

3

3

R Wilson

2

3

P Nutkins

2

2

P Vaughan

2

3

J Davison

3

3

C Barton

1

2

Quality Learning and Teaching

The QLTA Committee was a sub-committee of the main Governing Body. Its purpose was to oversee the academic and pastoral areas of the school. Attendance at meetings during the year was as follows:

Trustee

Attended

Out of a possible

L Dallow

2

2

H Fryer

2

2

R Williams

2

2

P Nutkins

1

1

C Mansfield

0

2