Governing Body

"Governors are knowledgeable about the school and are ambitious for its pupils. They use their expertise well to support the school. Their high level of challenge is contributing to the fast pace of improvement.” Ofsted, 2013

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.

Click here for the full list of governors.

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.

Governors have regular Board meetings throughout the academic year as well as the following sub committees:

  • Audit Committee - this committee is responsible for monitoring and evaluating the financial management, school facilities and the school’s risk register.
  • Scrutiny Committee – responsible for monitoring and evaluating the School Improvement Plan
  • Search Committee – tasked with recruiting new Governors to the team

Many Governors also have specialist roles or areas of particular focus such as Safeguarding and Special Educational Needs.

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