Governors

The Trust is governed by a Board of Directors which is made up of Church of England representatives, the chairs of school governing bodies and the Executive Head Teacher. The Directors appoint people who are locally based to serve on the Local Governing Body for each School in the Trust. The Twyford Local Governing Body is made up of local Church of England representatives, elected staff representatives, elected parent representatives, co-opted Governors, a Directors representative and the Associate Head Teacher. Currently the Chair of the Local Governing Body is Mrs Louise Gibb, an Ealing Deanery Foundation Governor.

Further information about the the Local Governing Body can be found in Governance.


Senior Leadership Team

Dame Alice Hudson

Dame Alice Hudson

Executive Headteacher

Executive Headteacher of Twyford CofE Academies Trust since 2012, having previously been Headteacher at Twyford CofE High School since 2002. She joined Twyford in 2000 as Deputy Headteacher then progressed to Acting Headteacher. Prior to Twyford High School she was Deputy Headteacher at Brentside High School, and previous to that she taught at Central Foundation Boys’ School in Islington and Maria Fidelis School in Euston. Alice was educated at Slough Girls’ High School, Leighton Park School and St Hilda’s Oxford where she read English.

Karen Barrie

Karen Barrie

Associate Headteacher

Graduated from Manchester University with a degree in mathematics in 1984. She completed her teacher training at Chelsea College (now Kings) in 1985. Her first teaching post was at Burlington Danes school until she moved to Twyford in 1988 as second in charge of the mathematics department. Her previous roles at Twyford have been Head of mathematics (8 years) , Head of Sixth form (4 years) and Deputy head responsible for staff systems ( 7 years). Most recently, she was appointed to role of Associate Headteacher in 2012.

Phil Bennett

Phil Bennett

Senior Deputy Headteacher

Graduated from Huddersfield University with a Music degree in 1999 before training as a Music teacher. His first teaching post was at St Wildrid’s Catholic High School in Wakefield as a Music Teacher and was later appointed as Head of Year 12 and Head of Year 13. He was appointed as Head of Year 8 at Twyford CofE High School in 2005, then progressed to Assistant Headteacher in 2008 and most recently as Deputy Head teacher in charge of Pupil Progress and Pastoral in 2013.

Ann Kearey

Ann Kearey

Deputy Headteacher

Graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in French and Spanish in 1991. Taught English as Foreign Language in Spain and England before training as a teacher of MFL at Newcastle University in 1993. Following teaching posts at Dormers Wells, Grey Coat Hospital, and Head of MFL at Dormers Wells; she was appointed as Head of MFL at Twyford CofE High School in 2004. In 2009 she was appointed Assistant Headteacher at Twyford, before being appointed Deputy Headteacher in 2013.

Robert Massey

Robert Massey

Deputy Headteacher

Graduated in 2002 from Magdalene College, Cambridge having studied Mathematics and Computer Science. He then went on to teacher training at Oriel College, Oxford. After completing this, he started work as a Mathematics teacher at Twyford CE High School. In 2009 he was appointed as Head of Mathematics. Robert began supporting the development of the Twyford Academies Trust assessment systems in 2013, and was appointed as Assistant Headteacher in 2014 with a particular focus on assessment. In 2015, he graduated from King’s College London with an MA in Mathematics Education. In 2018 he was appointed as a Deputy Headteacher at Twyford CE High School, focussing on Curriculum and Assessment. Robert also manages the Assessment and Data operations across all of the schools in the Twyford Academies Trust.

Other Key Staff

Miss Amarpal Bajwa Assistant Headteacher, Head of Lower School
Mr Leondre Douglas Assistant Headteacher, Head of Upper School
Mr Michael Arthur Assistant Headteacher, Head of 6th Form
Mr Jamie MacDonald-Brown Assistant Headteacher, Head of Inclusion
Ms Sharon Moody Assistant Headteacher, Head of Teaching School
Miss Louise Adams Assistant Headteacher, Head of Wider Learning & Careers
Mrs Felix McGonigal Assistant Headteacher, Head of Specialist Music College
Mr Michael Harley Assistant Headteacher, Specialist Lead 14-19 Maths
Mr Laurence Smith Assistant Headteacher, Specialist Lead 14-19 Science
Miss Nicola Sale Head of English & Whole School Literacy
Miss Amy Simpson Student Leadership Coordinator & Head of Biology
Ms Laura Swadkin Trust Director of Music
Mrs Faith Futtit Head of Year 13
Mr Daniel El-Eman Head of Year 12
Ms Georgina Ighorae Head of Year 11
Mr John Flynn Head of Year 10
Mr Rory Hird Head of Year 9
Miss Maeve McKendry Head of Year 8
Miss Emma Johnston Head of Year 7
Mr Joseph Harris Head of Maths
Miss Kate O'Brien Head of Languages
Mr Luke Jones Head of Science
Mr William Hepburn Head of Chemistry
Mr Alastair Ross Head of Physics
Miss Marie-Anne Serhal Head of Geography
Miss Bethan Lewis Head of History
Miss Lydia Holloway Head of RE
Mr Jamie MacDonald Head of PE
Mrs Adele Roberts Head of Business Studies
Mr Paul Roberts Head of Politics
Ms Holly Mitchell Head of Psychology
Ms Alice Glossop Head of Sociology
Ms Vanessa Mathew Head of Economics
Mrs Nicola Boden Head of Art, Design & Media
Mr Declan McCloskey SENCO

Administrative Staff

Mr Greg Monkiewicz Facilities Manager
Mrs Courtney John Administration & Communications Manager
Miss Emma O'Leary Office Manager
Ms Michelle Hart Welfare Officer & School Administrator - Pastoral Team Support
Miss Taleigha McKeough School Administrator - Pastoral Team Support
Mr Kei Nakajima School Administrator - Pastoral Team Support
Miss Ros Dean School Administrator - Curriculum Team Support
Mrs Margaret McFadyen Admissions Officer
Ms Anthea Fontaine-Barrett CIAG & Progression Co-Ordinator
Miss Izzy McGonigal Music College Co-Ordinator
Mr Joel Holmes Sixth Form Study Supervisor & Tutor Teacher of 12Y2

Trust Subject Leads

Ms Sharon Moody Trust Lead MFL / Director of Teach West London
Ms Nicola Boden Trust Lead Art & Design
Ms Louise Adams Trust Lead CIAG
Ms Sarah Manji Trust Lead Computing
Ms Harriet Wood Trust Lead English
Ms Marie-Anne Serhal Trust Lead Geography
Ms Beth Gandy Trust Lead History
Mr Michael Harley Trust Lead Maths
Ms Laura Swadkin Trust Lead Music
Mr Dave Sargent Trust Lead PE
Ms Lydia Holloway Trust Lead RE
Mr Laurence Smith Trust Lead Science

Trust Staff

Revd David Brammer Trust Chaplain
Mr Robert Massey Trust Head of Data & Assessment
Mr Richard Lane Trust Director of Finance and Operations
Ms Isabela Zalewska Trust HR Manager
Mrs Felix McGonigal Trust Head of Specialist Music College
Mrs Valerie Drake Head Clerk to the Directors and Governing Bodies
Ms Mina Vuoto Exec Planning and Reporting Lead
Ms Maxine Lang Trust Welfare Lead

To contact a member of staff, please see Contact Us.