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 are 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 three times a year.

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


The Local Committee (LC) 2020/21


Date Appointed 

Elected by Parents/Carers

End of Office

Pecuniary and Personal Intersts

Rob Barkworth 

Chair of the Committee

1 February 2017

31 August 2021


Topaz Skerett

7 July 2021

6 July 2025


Rhyanne Young

1 September 2018

31 August 2022

Teaching Assistant at a Witney School.


Academy Appointed

Date Appointed

Appointed by Trustees

End of Office

Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Gemma Challender

30 January 2018

29 January 2022

Teacher in a local school.

Clemmie Stewart

7 July 2021

6 July 2025


Peter Welpy

10 October 2018

9 October 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.


Diocese Appointed

Date Appointed

End of Office

Pecuniary and Personal Interests







Date Appointed 

Elected by Staff

End of Office

Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Leanne Dixon

1 September 2020




Previous Local Committee Volunteers 2020/21


Date Appointed

End of Office or Stepped Down Date

Rosalind Danks

(Diocese Appointed)

1 February 2017

31 January 2021