Key Staff


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 Governing Body can be found on the Governance page.

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Dame Alice Hudson

Ms-Alice-HudsonExecutive Head Teacher

Executive Head Teacher of Twyford CofE Academies Trust since 2012, having previously been Head Teacher at Twyford CofE High School since 2002. She joined Twyford in 2000 as Deputy Head Teacher then progressed to Acting Headteacher.

Prior to Twyford High School she was Deputy Head Teacher 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.

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Karen Barrie

Associate Head Teacher

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 Head Teacher in 2012.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Other Key Staff

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Lower School - Mrs Hannah Woodham

Acting Head of Lower School - Mrs Yolanda MacDonald

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Upper School - Mr Leondre Douglas

Assistant Headteacher, Head of 6th Form - Mr Michael Arthur

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Inclusion - Mr Jamie MacDonald-Brown

Assistant Headteacher, Director of Teach West London - Ms Sharon Moody

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Wider Learning - Miss Louise Adams

Assistant Headteacher, Director of the Music College Specialism - Mrs Felix McGonigal

Head of English & Whole School Literacy - Miss Nicola Sale

Acting Student Leadership Coordinator - Mr Leondre Douglas

SENCO - Mr Declan McCloskey

Head of Year 13 - Mrs Faith Futtit

Head of Year 12 - Mr Daniel El-Emam

Head of Year 11 - Miss Amarpal Bajwa

Head of Year 10 - Ms Georgina Ighorae

Head of Year 9 - Mr John Flynn

Head of Year 8 - Mr Rory Hird

Head of Year 7 - Miss Emma Johnston

Head of Maths - Mr Michael Harley

Head of Languages - Miss Kate O'Brien

Head of Science - Mr Laurence Smith

Head of Chemistry - Mr Luke Jones

Head of Physics - Mr Alastair Ross

Head of Geography - Miss Marie-Anne Serhal

Head of History - Miss Bethan Lewis

Head of RE - Miss Lydia Holloway

Head of Boys Sport - Mr Jamie MacDonald

Head of Girls Sport - Miss Emma Eliason

Head of Business Studies - Mrs Adele Roberts

Head of Politics - Mr Paul Roberts

Head of Psychology - Miss Anne-Marie Gilbert

Head of Sociology - Ms Alice Glossop

Head of Economics - Mrs Vanessa Mathew

Head of Art, Design & Media - Miss Nicola Hobhouse

Head of Music - Mr Jason Orringe

Trust Chaplain - Revd David Brammer

Trust Head of Data & Assessment - Mr Robert Massey

Trust Director of Finance and Operations - Mr Richard Lane

Trust HR Manager - Ms Izabela Zalewskai

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Administrative Staff

Administration & Communications Manager - Ms Courtney John

Office Manager - Miss Emma O'Leary

Head Clerk to the Directors and Governing Bodies - Mrs Valerie Drake

Executive Assistant to Dame Alice Hudson - Ms Claudine Mann

Facilities Manager - Mr Greg Monkiewicz

Welfare Officer - Ms Michelle Hart

Music College Co-Ordinator - Miss Rachel Crompton

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

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