Local  Committee


The Local Committee 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.


Henry Box attended Oriel College, Oxford and was a Master of the Worshipful Company of Grocers in London.  The relationship between the school and these two institutions has continued over the centuries. Both organisations nominate individuals to be appointed to the Local  Committee.


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


The Chair of the Local Committee is Helen Marshall.

Email clerk@henrybox.oxon.sch.uk


The Local Committee (LC) 2023/24


Elected by parents/ carers

Term of Office Ends

Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Joanna Hoskin

7 December 2022

6 December 2026


Laura Grainger

14 December 2023 13 December 2027 None

Academy Appointed 

Appointed by Trustees

Term of Office Ends

Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Helen Marshall (Chair)

7 July 2021

6 July 2025


Joshua Rowley

(Grocers' Hall)

7 December 2022 6 December 2026 None

Marie Daouda

(Oriel College)





Elected/Appointed by staff

Term of Office Ends

Pecuniary and Personal Interests

Wendy Hemmingsley Headteacher

Ex-offico post


Headteacher, CEO and Accounting Officer of The MILL Academy

Kerrie Bradley

14 December 2023 13 December 2027 None


Previous Local Committee Volunteers 


Date Appointed

End of office or Stepped down date

Dr Hilary Davan-Wetton

17 April 2019

31 December 2021

Olivia McPhee

24 September 2019

13 March 2022

Rachel Breward

1 May 2018

30 April 2022

Dr Angela Bamigboye

29 March 2021

22 June 2022

Francis Howarth

1 March 2023

31 August 2023

Kathie Flanagan

29 March 2021 7 October 2023