The Team


Miss L Dixon


Designated Safeguarding Lead


I have held a Leadership role within the MILL Academy for three years and am excited to start my fourth year as Headteacher at Finstock Church of England Primary School.

I started my teaching journey at De Montfort University in Bedfordshire where I studied BEd in Primary Education. This was the perfect setting for me as the university also specialised in Physical Education and Sports so I was able to continue my love for playing competitive sports and keeping active whilst studying for my degree.

Since then I have worked in a variety of primary schools, teaching throughout the primary ages. Over my 14 years in education I have enjoyed a variety of roles including Key Stage Leader, Assistant Headteacher, Acting Headteacher and SENDCO.

Having previously taught in a Church of England school for 8 years, I value the significance of developing our children's understanding of the world through faith teaching.

I am proud and feel extremely lucky to be part of a challenging and most rewarding profession.


Miss A James-Bott

Class teacher

Oak Class

Since qualifying as a teacher in 2015, I have worked across schools in both Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire and have now taught across years 1, 2 and 3. I have taught in Church of England schools for 5 years and I aim to promote the school's Christian values. 

I have spent the last year obtaining a master's degree in Psychology. I have always loved working with children and am looking forward to returning to teaching.

I am passionate about computing, art, and maths and hope to pass my love for these subjects on to the children I teach. I enjoy making learning as creative as possible. 

I feel very lucky to be a part of this wonderful team!

Ms C Pearce

I qualified from the University of Chichester with a degree in Primary Education and Teaching in 2014, and since then I have had the wonderful opportunity of working with children from nursery age to Key Stages 1, 2 and 3.

My specialism is in teaching English and Literacy, and I enjoy promoting a love for reading and writing among children. I have an MA in journalism and like to read in my spare time.

I have taught in London, Hampshire and Oxfordshire, and I am now really excited to be teaching at Finstock.

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Mrs J Velasquez

After gaining a PGCE from Roehampton University, I started my teaching career in London.  I moved to Oxford in 2013 to help set up a free school, and have since taught in schools across Oxfordshire, teaching children from aged 2 to Year 6.

I have held a variety of leadership roles during this time and I am a trained KS1 moderator.  I particularly enjoy the learning that happens in the Early Years Foundation Stage and have specialised in this area.  Having worked for the MILL Academy since 2017, I have enjoyed working across both Primary Schools, and it has felt so good to be back at Finstock after returning from maternity leave.  

Mrs N Harris

Nursery Nurse

Cherry Class

I chose to work with children as I believe children whatever their age are important to me and for our future. Every child is as important as the next and one of a kind. I want every child that I have the pleasure to meet and teach to achieve however big or small in their life experiences. All children need encouragement, support and curiosity to excel in their talents and to believe in themselves.

My personal values, qualities and teaching are respect, manners, honesty, patience, kindness, encouragement, support, time, to listen, understanding, to feel secure, trust, believe, love and a sense of humour. I feel this is the foundation to great learning experiences and to grow into a well-grounded adult ready for a great work ethics, building relationships, confidence and a “ I can attitude.”




Mrs J Lamb

Office Administrator

Designated Safeguarding Lead

(Currently on Maternity Leave)


Mrs S Symons

Office Administrator

(Covering Maternity)