The Team

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Miss L Dixon

Headteacher 

Designated Safeguarding Lead

SENDCo

I have held a Leadership role within the MILL Academy for four years and am excited to be the 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.

 

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Miss E Palin

I am originally from Cheshire but have lived in Oxfordshire for 3 years: I love living here! I studied a BA in Primary Education at the University of Reading and graduated in 2020. Whilst there, I specialised in English and literature which has helped to develop and instil a love of reading in the children that I teach. Whilst studying, I was privileged to work alongside teachers in two different schools in Finland and experience their education system. This has allowed me to experience education across other cultures. I have a passion for music and languages and the arts. I am excited to start teaching at Finstock and work with the children in Cedar class.

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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 Hatton-Phillips

Office Administrator