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 Humphrey Perkins School, an 11-16 academy in Barrow upon Soar, is a gem nestling in the countryside. We are proud to be part of an outstanding multi-academy trust, the Lionheart Educational Trust, led by Beauchamp College in Oadby, a nationally recognised Outstanding school. In March 2020, just prior to Lockdown, we were judged to be a ‘Good’ Provider by Ofsted and, in November 2020, we were very proud to be declared “Leicestershire Live’s School of the Year”. We now are looking to build upon our fantastic team through recruiting outstanding members of staff, who share our belief that every child deserves the very best standard of education.

We are a warm and friendly village school of approximately 800 students, taking students from our local and surrounding villages and are fortunate to have excellent parental support. Many of our students enter the school with high prior attainment and are courteous, polite and respectful.

Staff and students enjoy the benefits of being based on a large site, with lovely open green spaces and set within a safe and vibrant village setting, with excellent transport links to larger towns and cities within the East Midlands.

We believe in supporting and developing colleagues to achieve excellence and allow them to pursue their professional goals. We are a forward thinking school and value staff wellbeing. At Humphrey Perkins, we are committed to improving and aspire to excellence amongst our students and our staff.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Della Bartram

Associate Principal, Humphrey Perkins School


Humphrey Perkins School is steeped in history and tradition dating back to 1717, when The Humphrey Perkins School was founded as a 'Free Grammar School' in the will of the Barrow upon Soar born Reverend, Humphrey Perkins, rector of Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, who left money for the School to be built in Barrow-on-Soar. The Humphrey Perkins Grammar School was built on an orchard near the centre of the village in 1735. In 1902 the School moved to larger premises on Cotes Road with the school's first non-clergyman Headmaster and 33 students.

Until 2011, Humphrey Perkins was an 11 -14 school; in 2015 the first cohort of students sat their GCSEs; the first public exams to be sat at the school since the early 60s.

In October 2018, Humphrey Perkins joined The Lionheart Educational Trust, currently comprising a family of eleven schools based in and around Leicestershire. Each one of our schools is unique in that it reflects the students and local community in which it is a part. With the support of the Trust, Humphrey Perkins introduced a new Governing Body with a new Chair, a new Executive Principal and Associate Principal.

In normal times, Humphrey Perkins students enjoy a wealth of extracurricular activities from Dance Club to Debate Club. We have high achieving Sport Teams including Football, Cricket, Netball and Basketball. Students enjoy sport workshops run by Leicester Tigers and UK Badminton. Students are welcome to join our Librarian every day for Book Club, Homework Club and Chess Club in our original library, which is run by our dedicated Learning Champions. The Performing Arts Department produces the Annual School Show, which is enjoyed by both the school and village community, with over 100 students involved in the cast and backstage; the show is a sell out each year!

Student Leadership is a huge focus for us and we currently have a large number of student leaders, ranging from Anti-Bullying Ambassadors through to Sport Leaders. We are proud to have an excellent day and residential trip programme that runs throughout the year for all year groups, from theatre trips and university taster days to New York and Skiing Residential trips.

There are strong links with the local community, with many families now seeing second and third generations enjoying life at Humphrey Perkins. We regularly support the Parish Council with village community events. Through our Charity Team, we raise funds for local charities and organise collections to support members of the community.

Staff benefit from the wealth of knowledge and support from The Lionheart Educational Trust including whole Trust training days, sharing best practice and ensuring our staff have an exceptional professional journey. Our Middle Leaders enjoy the support from dedicated Trust Directors who ensure professional and inspirational support for our teams. We have a dedicated Teacher and Learning Teams led by a member of SLT who runs weekly CPD sessions and pathway options that are bespoke to staff needs and in line with department and whole school priorities. Staff enjoy a robust and supportive Performance Management cycle to ensure continued career development.

Humphrey Perkins takes Staff Wellbeing seriously; staff enjoy Wellbeing Weeks in the Autumn and Summer Terms, which include activities, guest speakers, sport events and discounts at local gyms, businesses and shops. We are proud to have received the Carnegie Mental Health Award, affiliated with Leeds Beckett University, which demonstrates our commitment towards staff and student wellbeing. We also hold “Beyond Bullying” award at Gold Level.
Humphrey Perkins is a happy place in which to learn and work, where great careers are launched and genuine friendships are forged.

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  • Job Title

    Teaching Assistant

  • Location

    Barrow upon Soar

  • Posted

    11th July 2022

  • Salary

    LCC Grade 5, Point 7 / Salary £14,166 (approx.)

  • Hours

    Term Time

  • Description

    Teaching Assistant Permanent contract to start September 2022 Salary: LCC Grade 5, Point 7 / Salary £14,166 (approx.) Hours: 32.5 hours per week, Term Time plus three days We are ...

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  • Option to join Benenden Healthcare
  • Comprehensive CPD including external talks, part or fully-funded studies
  • Enrolment into generous pension schemes
  • Opportunities for career development across the Trust
  • Free parking across most of our sites
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for purchasing bikes and electrical equipment
  • The opportunity to join our equality, diversity and inclusion staff groups
  • Golden Time - paid time off so you don’t have to miss out on special occasions
  • Generous annual leave entitlement


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