Local Committee Profiles

Parent Volunteers

Kathie flanagan lcv

Kathie Flanagan

Committee Chair

Kathie moved to Witney in September 2019 after 18 years in Spain.  The Henry Box School is the first time her daughter has been schooled in English.  

Kathie cares about pupils and their families understanding and making the most of the educational and other enrichment opportunities available. 

Kathie has previously worked as a Health Promotion Adviser, Retail Buyer, Restaurant Chef and now a Finance Manager.


Academy Appointed volunteers

Helen marshall

Mrs Helen Marshall

My husband and I have lived in Witney for 20 years during which time we had a break of 3 years when we lived in Erlangen, Germany through my husband’s work. We have 3 children, one of whom went to Wood Green, and two who went to Henry Box . I work part time on the Adolescent Unit at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford as a Paediatric Nurse. My interests include all things German (we host German students throughout the year), and music (I am learning the cello).  I run a toddlers music group in Witney and enjoy singing. I am the Committee's Safeguarding Lead .

Staff volunteers

Wendy hemmingsley

Ms Wendy Hemmingsley 


Ms Hemmingsley joined the school in September 2013 and has served on senior leadership teams in both Oxfordshire and Nottinghamshire. As Headteacher, she has overall responsibility for the standards across the school, with a focus on improving student achievement through high challenge and high support. Ms Hemmingsley leads on the promotion of the school’s core purpose, vision and values. By building on the many strengths of The Henry Box School, she is responsible for ensuring that there is a culture of continuous improvement with high quality learning and teaching at the centre. Ms Hemmingsley aims for Henry Box to continue to be a school where everyone is given the opportunity to achieve their best.