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

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

Rob Barkworth (Chair)

February 2017

Elected by parents

February 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


October 2018

Academy appointed

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




Rosalind Danks



February 2017

Diocese appointed

February 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





Leanne Dixon