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 - Ms Amy Newman

To see the details of the Safeguarding Team for 2018/19, please click here.

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

Associate Head Teacher, William Perkin CofE High School.

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.

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Hilary Belden

Hilary Belden

Chair of Governors, William Perkin CofE High School.

Hilary Belden is the Bishop of Willesden’s representative on the William Perkin Governing Body. She is also a Director of the Twyford CofE Academies Trust. Hilary is an experienced teacher who has served in comprehensive schools in four London boroughs; she was Deputy Head of Twyford CofE High School from 1986 to1997 and then Head of Glenthorne High School in Sutton. Returning to Ealing, she ran the programme for primary to secondary transition across all Ealing schools. Because of this, she represented the Twyford Directors on the Academy Reference Group which campaigned and planned for William Perkin. Returning to William Perkin now, she says, ‘is an honour and a pleasure. I am a strong believer in a secondary school’s power to create opportunities for all its students and families. William Perkin, as a Church School with its open admissions and deep practical commitment to Christian ideals, is in a great position. I look forward to serving the community here in the coming years.’

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Hilary Lloyd

Deputy Head Teacher, William Perkin CofE High School.

Began teaching at St Marks CofE School in Fulham as a Maths teacher after graduating from London University and the Institute of Education. Further studies have included a History degree from the Open University. Held post of second in department and Head of Maths at Burlington Danes School before joining Twyford CofE High School in 1991. Has worked in Twyford's Learning & Inclusion Department for some years as well as holding posts as Assistant Head of Year and Head of Maths and is now Deputy Head Teacher at William Perkin CofE High School.

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Amy Newman

Deputy Head Teacher / Head of Key Stage 3, 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 and then Deputy Head Teacher in 2018.

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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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Other Key Staff

Assistant Head Teacher / Head of Key Stage 4 / Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss Emily Waspe

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

Head of Year 7 - Miss Ra'eesa Dar

Head of Year 8 - Miss Caitlin Main

Head of Year 9 - Miss Rheilyn Valdez

Head of Year 10 - Ms Catherine Smith

Head of Year 11 - Miss Stacie Long

Deputy Director of Sixth Form / Head of Year 12 - Mr Amar Sangha

Assistant Head Teacher / Twyford Trust SENCO - Mrs Jan Salter

Wider SLT / School SENCO - Mrs Josie Fuchs

Wider SLT / T&L Lead - Ms Camilla Denby

Wider SLT Leadership of English - Miss Harriet Wood

Wider SLT Leadership of Maths - Miss Kate Brewer

Wider SLT / Head of Science - Mr Tim Miall

Wider SLT / Head of Languages - Mrs Emily Lewis

Wider SLT/Head of Boys PE - Mr Jeremy Hare

Head of Girls PE - Miss Beth Lowen

Head of History - Ms Beth Gandy

Head of Geography - Miss Katherine Gledhill

Head of RE - Mrs Pia Dixon

Subject Leader of Art - Miss Hannah Cooper

Subject Leader of Computing - Mrs Sarah Ismail

Subject Leader of Music - Mrs Louise Solanki

Subject Leader of Drama - Miss Natalie Cryer

Subject Leader of Psychology - Ms Keya Chakraborty

Subject Leader of Business Studies - Mrs Victoria Smart

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

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