Key Staff


The Twyford 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 William Perkin Governing Body is made up of local Church of England representatives, co-opted Governors, a Directors representative and the Executive and Associate Head Teachers as well as elected staff and parent representatives. The Chair of the Local Governing Body is Ms Hilary Belden (see below).

Further information can be found in the Governance page.

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Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss Emily Waspe

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead and Mental Health Lead - Miss Ra'eesa Dar

To see the details of the Safeguarding Team for 2021/22, please click here.

A link to the Child Protection Policy can be found on our Policies Page.

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Dame Alice Hudson

Alice Hudson

Executive Head Teacher, The Twyford CofE Academies Trust.

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 Head Teacher.
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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Keir Smith

Keir Smith

Head Teacher, Ada Lovelace & William Perkin CofE High Schools.

Graduated as a Geography teacher from the Institute of Education in 1995. First teaching post was at Cardinal Wiseman and was appointed as an Assistant Head Teacher at Twyford High School in 2000. He was Deputy Head at Twyford from 2003 and was awarded the NPQH Qualification in 2008, which led to his appointment as Associate Head Teacher at William Perkin CofE High School in 2013. He is now Head Teacher for Ada Lovelace and William Perkin CofE High Schools.

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Amy Newman

Associate Head Teacher, William Perkin CofE High School.

Graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in French, Russian and European Studies in 2004 before training as an MFL teacher, also at the University of Bath. She was appointed as a French teacher at St Thomas More Language College in Chelsea in 2006 and then Head of the MFL Department at Sacred Heart School in Camberwell in 2006. She joined William Perkin CofE High School as its first Head of Year 7 in 2013 before being appointed to Assistant Head Teacher in 2017, Deputy Head Teacher in 2018 and the Associate Head Teacher in September 2019.

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Sam Barnsley

Deputy Head Teacher / Director of Sixth Form, William Perkin CofE High School.

After graduating from the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne with a degree in English Language and Linguistics in 2007, he trained in Manchester, working at The Kingsway School, Stockport, and Harrop Fold, Salford, respectively. He moved to London in 2013 to join the launch team at William Perkin CofE High School as the Head of English. In 2017 he was made Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for Key Stage 5 and then Deputy Head Teacher in 2018.

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Emily Waspe

Deputy Head Teacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead, William Perkin CofE High School.

Graduated from The University of Manchester in 2009 with a degree in Geography before training as a Geography teacher at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2010 she moved to Milton Keynes where she taught Geography and became Head of House at Walton High before moving to London in 2014 to become the Head of Year of the pioneer year group at William Perkin High School. In 2018 she became Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for KS4 and Designated Safeguarding Lead and in 2019 a Deputy Head Teacher.

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Camilla Denby

Deputy Head Teacher / Head of Teaching & Learning, William Perkin CofE High School.

After graduating in 2008 from the University of Nottingham with a Biology degree, she trained in South West London, working at Salesian College, Battersea and Wimbledon College, Wimbledon respectively. She moved to Ealing in 2010, joining the staff at Greenford High School, where she worked as Head of KS3 Science for five years. In 2015 she joined William Perkin CofE High School as the second in charge of Science. Following appointment to the wider Senior Leadership Team in 2018, she was made Assistant Head Teacher with responsibility for Teaching and Learning, and then subsequently Deputy Head in 2021.

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Other Key Staff

Assistant Head Teacher / Head of SMSC & Wider Learning - Miss Stephanie Alvis

Assistant Head Teacher / Head Key Stage 3 - Mrs Stacie Long

Assistant Head Teacher / Head Key Stage 4 - Miss Adele Barward-Symmons

Assistant Head Teacher / Head Key Stage 5 - Mr Amar Sangha

Wider SLT / School SENCO - Mrs Josie Fuchs

Wider SLT / Leadership of English - Miss Harriet Wood

Wider SLT / Head of Languages & KS3 Curriculum Management - Mrs Emily Lewis

Wider SLT / Head of Inclusion & Intervention - Miss Ra'eesa Dar

Wider SLT / Pastoral & Learning Behaviour Training Coordinator - Ms Cat Smith

Wider SLT / Curriculum Training and Development - Miss Beth Gandy

Head of Year 7 - Ms Mikayla Lubcker

Head of Year 8 - Miss Catherine Lovell

Head of Year 9 - Miss Fiona Boyefio

Head of Year 10 - Mr Joseph Chugg

Head of Year 11 - Mr Ben Jennings

Head of Year 12 - Mrs Victoria Smart

Head of Year 13 - Miss Emma Lauder

Head of Maths - Mr Vishal Bhardwaj

Head of English - Miss Harriet Wood

Head of Science - Mr Kevin Alderton

Head of History - Ms Beth Gandy

Head of Geography - Ms Laura Neilson

Head of RE - Mr Ian Cuthbertson

Head of PE - Mr Ethan Drury

Head of Boys PE - Mr Matthew Barclay

Head of Girls PE - Miss Chantal Hamilton

Head of Art - Miss Lynsey Storer

Head of Textiles - Mrs Hannah Ellis

Head of Computing - Mr Ian Bissix

Head of Music - Mrs Louise Solanki

Head of Psychology - Ms Keya Chakraborty

Head of Business Studies - Mrs Victoria Smart

Subject Leader of Economics - Mr Michael Caufield

Subject Leader of Drama - Miss Natalie Cryer

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 Saskia Soni

Trust Head of Specialist Music College - Mrs Felix McGonigal

Trust Head of Specialist Language College - Miss Sharon Moody

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Administrative Staff

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

Executive Assistant to Dame Alice Hudson - Ms Claudine Mann

Facilities Manager - Mr Jim Morris

Administration Manager - Mrs L Hubbard

Office Manager- Ms B Campbell

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

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