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

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

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

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

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

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

Mrs Hannah Woodham Assistant Headteacher, Head of Lower School
Mrs Yolanda MacDonald Acting 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
Miss Nicola Sale Head of English & Whole School Literacy
Miss Amy Simpson Student Leadership Coordinator & Head of Biology
Mrs Faith Futtit Head of Year 13
Mr Daniel El-Eman Acting Head of Year 12
Miss Amarpal Bajwa Head of Year 11
Ms Georgina Ighorae Head of Year 10
Mr John Flynn Head of Year 9
Mr Rory Hird Head of Year 8
Miss Emma Johnston Head of Year 7
Mr Michael Harley Head of Maths
Miss Kate O'Brien Head of Languages
Mr Laurence Smith Head of Science
Mr Luke Jones 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
Miss Brianna Saunders Head of Girls PE
Mrs Adele Roberts Head of Business Studies
Mr Paul Roberts Head of Politics
Miss Anne-Marie Gilbert Head of Psychology
Ms Alice Glossop Head of Sociology
Miss Jen Keller Head of Economics
Miss Nicola Hobhouse Head of Art, Design & Media
Mr Jason Orringe Head of Music
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
Miss Sharon Moody Trust Head of Specialist Languages College

Administrative Staff

Mrs Valerie Drake Head Clerk to the Directors and Governing Bodies
Ms Claudine Mann Executive Assistant to Dame Alice Hudson
Mr Greg Monkiewicz Facilities Manager
Ms Courtney John Administration & Communications Manager
Miss Emma O'Leary Office Manager
Ms Michelle Hart Welfare Officer
Miss Rachel Crompton Music College Co-Ordinator

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