Local  Committee


The Local Commitee is established by The MILL Academy Trust Board and  has three key functions in their relationship with the school: Support, Challenge and Champion. The functions, duties and proceedings of the Local Committee is set out in The MILL Academy Trust’s Scheme of Delegation and Terms of Reference. Each Local Committee volunteer plays an essential part in making sure that the committee as a whole works effectively. All Local Committee volunteers abide by a code of conduct which includes the seven principles of public life. 

The Local  Committee has three link volunteers for Safeguarding, Special Educational Needs and Disability and Grants such as  Pupil Premium.  The Local Committee meets four times a year.

The Chair of the Local  Committee is Rob Barkworth Email: rbarkworth@finstock.oxon.sch.uk

The Local Committee (LC) 2019/20

Parents  Elected by parents/ carers Term of Office Ends Pecuniary & Personal Interests

Rob Barkworth (Chair)

Feb. 2017

Elected by parents

Feb. 2021


Rhyanne Young


Elected by parents


Teaching Assistant at Witney School

Academy Appointed  Appointed by Trustees Term of Office Ends Pecuniary & Personal Interests

Gemma Challender


Academy Appointed


Teacher in local schools

Pete Welply


Oct. 2018

Academy appointed

Oct. 2022

Independent Social Work Practice Educator.  Temporary lecture posts at Oxford Brookes and Ruskin College.  Trustee with Home Start, Banbury & Chipping Norton.  Friends of Finstock School Member. Partner is a reading volunteer at Finstock School.

Jane Mansell


Sept. 2017

Diocese appointed

Sept. 2021

Sixth form A-level Maths and Accounting teacher. Husband (Rev. Paul Mansell) is the local vicar.


Rosalind Danks



Feb. 2017

Diocese appointed

Feb. 2021

Part-time equine assisted leadership & mindfulness coach.  Associate of charity HorseHeard. Director of TVSA Limited.

Staff  Elected by staff Term of Office Ends Pecuniary & Personal Interests

Sarah Adair

Oct. 2017

Elected by staff



Teacher at Finstock School

E Henderson



Acting Headteacher