The Team


Miss L Dixon


Designated Safeguarding Lead


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

Cedar Class

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 be teaching at Finstock and working with the children in Cedar class.

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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



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 family and our dog.