Governing Body

Humphrey Perkins converted to Academy status in 2012; the articles of Association are the Governing Document for the Academy Trust and the Governing Body and set out how the Governing Body is formed and operates.

Who we are

Governors are volunteers from the local community who wish to make a positive contribution to the school and the education of the young people at Humphrey Perkins School.  Our committed and enthusiastic governors bring a wide range of experience and knowledge to the role. The Governing Body may include up to 15 governors and 3 Associate Governors at any one time.

Apart from the Head teacher, a Governor’s term of office is 4 years after which time they may stand for re-election or re-appointment.

What we do

We work together to:

  •       Set the school's strategic direction: its mission, ethos, core values, overall aims and objectives
  •       Secure accountability for the school
  •       Support school self-evaluation and improvement planning
  •       Monitor and evaluate the school's performance
  •       Set the school’s budget

Our role is mainly strategic and we do not get involved in the day-to-day running of the school as this is the responsibility of the Headteacher with their staff.  Governors conduct monitoring visits throughout the year when they visit the school to see policies in action and scrutinise/evaluate particular areas of the school’s performance.

The Governing body meets six times a year. Certain members have specific responsibilities, for example, for Safeguarding or as the SEND link.

Governor meeting dates can be found in the school calendar.

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 Clerk to the Governors, Mrs Jacqui Yeomans either through the school switchboard or by email at

Governor Attendance Register 2016 - 2017 pdf_small
Governor Details 2017 - 2018 pdf_small
Business Declaration List 2016 - 2017 pdf_small
Business Declaration List 2017 - 2018 pdf_small
Articles of Association pdf_small