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.

Jo hoskin

Joanna Hoskin

Jo has a son who currently attends The Henry Box School and she was a previous employee. 

Jo currently work for Oxfordshire County Council in Children's Services as a Senior Youth Worker, and feels very privileged to work with young people throughout the county. 


Academy Appointed volunteers

Helen marshall

Helen Marshall

Helen and her husband have lived in Witney for 20 years during which time they had a break of 3 years where they lived in Erlangen, Germany through Helen's husband’s work. Helen has 3 children, one of whom went to Wood Green, and two who went to The Henry Box School.

Helen works part-time on the Adolescent Unit at the Children’s Hospital in Oxford as a Paediatric Nurse. Her interests include all things German (her family hosts German students throughout the year), and music (she is learning the cello).  Helen also runs a toddlers music group in Witney and enjoys singing.

Helen is the Committee's Safeguarding Lead .

Joshua rowley hbslc

Joshua Rowley

Joshua has been living in Oxford since 2014 from the Isle of Wight. He moved his 3D printing company (E3D Online, Chalgrove) to Oxfordshire and now employs around 60 staff.

Joshua was at Uppingham School, and studied Mechanical Engineering with Mechatronics at Newcastle University. He is connected to the school through the Grocers Company. Having gone through school with dyslexia he is particularly keen to support pupils with special educational needs.


Staff volunteers

Wendy hemmingsley

Wendy Hemmingsley 


Wendy 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. Wendy 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.

Wendy aims for The Henry Box School to continue to be a school where everyone is given the opportunity to achieve their best.



Frank Howarth

Frank joined the school in 2018 having previously taught in Berkshire for nine years. He is the assistant faculty leader for the mathematics department and has held a number of other curriculum leadership positions in the past. He is also a tutor in Newton house. Outside of school, he has coached the Great Britain and Scottish dodgeball teams to World and European titles as well as being a former silver medalist himself.