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, elected staff representatives, elected parent representatives 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, an elected Local Authority representative, 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. You can view details of Governors here (PDF237KB).

The day-to-day work of the School is managed by:

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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

Karen-BarrieAssociate 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

Phil-BennettDeputy 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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Jan Salter

Jan-SalterHead of Learning & Inclusion/SENCO

Graduated as an English teacher from London University and has worked in three other local secondary schools as an English teacher. She took a Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties in 2000 and has worked teaching children with SEN since then. She has worked as a Specialist Teacher at Twyford CofE High School since 2001 and been SENCO since 2005. Her current role is Assistant Head Teacher – Head of Learning & Inclusion for the Twyford Academies Trust, including the role of SENCO at William Perkin.

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Revd John Seymour

Revd John Seymour

Trust Chaplain

Fr John joined Twyford in 2009 as its Chaplain. His work on ethos, liturgy and social engagement prepared the Twyford Trust to open William Perkin with an open admissions policy. Since 2012 he has led the chaplaincy across both schools as Trust chaplain.

Originally a doctor, Fr John qualified in medicine at the University of Bristol before working in hospital medicine for 3 years. He came to faith in 1992. He became a pioneer member of St Paul’s Cathedral’s Lay Community from 2001 before training for priesthood in Cambridge and Rome, matriculating through Trinity College for the Theology and Religious Studies Tripos. He also has degrees in Biochemistry (Bristol) and Philosophy and Religion (Heythrop College London). His title post was as curate in the Parish of Poplar in the East End of London.

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Other Key Staff

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Key Stage 3 - Mr Chris Wiggins

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Wider Learning & Head of Drama - Miss Louise Adams

Assistant Headteacher - Assessment & Data - Mr Robert Massey

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Specialist Music College - Mrs Felix McGonigal

Assistant Headteacher, Head of Specialist Languages College - Ms Sharon Moody

Assistant Headteacher - Head of Teaching School - Ms Jo Trewin

Assistant Headteacher, Head of 6th Form - Mr Olly Carr

Head of Year 13 - Mr Barrie Murphy

Head of Year 12 - Mrs Yolanda MacDonald

Head of Year 11 - Miss Alicia Crix

Head of Year 10 - Mr Edward Clifton

Head of Year 9 - Mr Dale Powell

Head of Year 8 - Mr George Stekelis

Head of Year 7 - Miss Rebecca Ryan

Head of Maths - Mr Michael Arthur

Head of English - Mrs Amanda Ingham

Head of MFL - Mrs Emily Stafford

Head of Specialist Science - Miss Kiran Bharath

Head of Science - Mr Laurence Smith

Assistant Headteacher Head of Humanities - Mrs Lucy Grayson

Head of History - Mr Mark Connolly

Head of RE & Citizenship - Mr Leondre Douglas

Head of Boys' Sport - Mr Yoni Charlupski

Girls' Sport Leader - Miss Emma Eliason

Head of Computing - Mr Patrick Dawkins

Head of Business Studies - Mrs Adele Roberts

Head of Politics - Mrs Veronica Davies

Head of Psychology - Miss Anne-Marie Gilbert

Head of Sociology - Ms Alice Glossop

Head of Economics - Miss Jen Keller

Head of Music - Mr Jason Orringe

Head of Art & Design with Media - Miss Nicola Hobhouse

School Chaplain - The Revd Daniel Natnael

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Administrative Staff

Administration & Communications Manager - Mrs Marietta Bourke

Office Manager - Mrs Lorraine Mitchell

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

Executive Assistant to Dame Alice Hudson - Mrs Rachel Westall

Admissions Officer - Mrs Courtney John

Facilities Manager - Mr Greg Monkiewicz

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