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 five 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 16 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.

Mr Webb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mr A Webb

Cedar Class

I am very pleased to join the team at Finstock as the teacher of Cedar class.

I began my career teaching English in Japan, where I headed up the school’s ‘kids’ programme. It was at this time that I found that I enjoyed working with children and guiding them in their learning. From Japan I travelled back to New Zealand and entered teachers college to complete a graduate diploma in primary education at Victoria University Wellington. After a few years teaching in Horowhenua I decided to return to the UK to teach at my childhood primary school. In my time in the UK I have taught at several very different schools since giving me a good insight into the English school system.

I have special interests in History, Science and Psychology having completed a double major in Psychology and Classical History. I am also particularly interested in the outdoors and outdoor pursuits and was lucky enough to develop this further during my time living in the New Forest. These skills have come in useful while leading camps and expeditions at my previous school.

I am excited to bring some of my passion and love for learning into Cedar classroom.

Miss James

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miss A James-Bott

Oak Class

I began my teaching career 8 years ago at Oxford Brookes University and have taught in a variety of Church of England schools across Oxfordshire, within both KS1 and KS2. My previous experience of both attending Church of England schools and working within them means I value the importance of teaching Christian values to develop spirituality and moral understanding. 

I love being creative and am extremely passionate about art. I strive to make all areas of the curriculum as creative and inspiring as possible. 

I have a special interest in child psychology and mental health, completing an MSc in Psychology in 2020. In addition, I have worked within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health service specialising in eating disorders. 

I am very proud and excited to be returning to Finstock and the wonderful Oak Class! 

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.”

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Learning Support Assistant

After a number of years working in hospitality and the dental industry, I wanted to put my focus into something new and made the decision to move in to the education sector in October 2022, an exciting challenge for me.

I love to support children of all ages in their development to reach their full potential. 

Mrs Phillips

Mrs J Hatton-Phillips

Office Administrator

I started as an Office Administrator in the summer of 2022. I have already learnt so much and I look forward to my progression here.

I have previously worked in care and offices, and I am able to bring skills I have learnt there to this job role.  I love exploring new places and being outside with my daughter and our dog.