The Team


Miss L Dixon


Designated Safeguarding Lead


I have held a Leadership role within The MILL Academy for six 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.



Miss A James-Bott

Oak Class

Deputy Designated Safeguarding

I began my teaching career in 2015, having completed a PGCE at Oxford Brookes University. I have worked in a variety of Church of England schools across Oxfordshire and London and have experience teaching in Nursery through to Year 6. 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 and reading. 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 at University College London and achieving a Distinction. Additionally, I have worked within the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service specialising in eating disorders. Recently, I have completed training to become a Mental Health Lead. 

I joined the Finstock team in 2020. I am extremely proud to be the teacher of Oak class and feel privileged to work in such a wonderful school. 

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.

In my time working in Church of England schools I have found that the opportunity to explore faith develops the children's spirituality and moral compass.  

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

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.”

The many years I have worked at Finstock Church of England School has developed the significance I place on our Christian and school values. Having these values makes me happy knowing I'm making a contribution by teaching children to connect, show empathy, and find a method of peace by giving opportunities for spiritual growth.


Miss S Pugh

Learning Support Assistant

I studied Psychology, Sociology and History at A-levels, and, throughout my time learning, I was introduced to many topics relating to children and their cognitive and social growth. I've always known I wanted to work with children and so this led me to begin volunteering regularly within a local primary school. I loved seeing how brilliant and intuitive children are.

I am so delighted to be working at Finstock Church of England Primary School. I can’t wait to expand my knowledge of primary education and also promote our school’s Christian vision and morals.



Mr J Bartoli Edwards


I joined the school in February 2024 and I am really enjoying being part of the team. Previously working in a Community Leisure Centre, I had my first experience working with children in a professional capacity and found it very refreshing. The variety within the role of Administrator seemed like the perfect way to take my first steps into working in education.