Governors

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. Currently the Chair of the Local Governing Body is Mr Andrew Bickley.

Further information about the Local Governing Body can be found in Governance.

Senior Leadership Team

Dame Alice Hudson

Dame Alice Hudson

CEO

Before becoming CEO, Alice had been Executive Headteacher of Twyford CofE Academies Trust since 2012. She was previously 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.

Amy Newman

Amy Newman

Associate Headteacher

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.

Emily Waspe

Emily Waspe

Deputy Headteacher / Designated Safeguarding Lead

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.

Camilla Denby

Camilla Denby

Deputy Headteacher / Head of Teaching & Learning

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.

Stacie Long

Stacie Long

Deputy Headteacher / Head of Pastoral Systems & Head of Key Stage 3

After graduating in 2010 from the University of Brighton with a degree in Physical Education with QTS, she started her teaching career at Whitmore High School, Harrow, where she was appointed Second in department in 2011. In 2013 she moved to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia where she taught at HELP International School, holding the positions of: Head of Girls PE; Head of year, and Head of House for four years. She returned to England, joining William Perkin CofE High School in 2016. Having held the position of Head of Year at William Perkin for two years, she became Assistant Headteacher for KS3 Pastoral Progress and Progression in 2019, and then subsequently Deputy Headteacher in 2022.

Adele Barward-Symmons

Adele Barward-Symmons

Assistant Headteacher / Y11 and Curriculum

Graduated from Durham University with a degree in Physics in 2014 before training as a Physics teacher in the North East, working at St Wilfrid’s R.C. College. She was appointed as Head of Physics at Ark John Keats Academy in 2016 and then Head of Science in 2017 and to the wider Senior Leadership Team in 2018. In 2021 she joined William Perkin CofE High School as Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage Four Pastoral Progress and Progression, and then subsequently Assistant Headteacher for Year 11 and Curriculum Delivery in September 2022.

Amar Sangha

Amar Sangha

Assistant Headteacher / Director of Sixth Form

Graduated from UCL in 2001 with a degree in Biotechnology, he then went on to complete a Masters’ in Science and Technology Policy from the University of Sussex in 2004. He worked as a project consultant to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for several years before moving to Spain as an English teacher. He then returned to England and trained to become a Science teacher in Harrow through the charity Teach First in 2012. He joined William Perkin in 2015 and became deputy Head of Year 11 in 2017 and became Deputy Director of Sixth Form a year later. He became Director of Sixth Form in September 2019.

Reece Rake

Reece Rake

Assistant Headteacher / Head of Key Stage 4

Graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a degree in Physical Education in 2014 and went onto complete his teacher training in London at St Mary’s University. In 2015 he began his teaching career in Ealing, working at Brentside High School as a PE teacher for 2 years, before becoming a Head of Year in 2017 at Whitmore High School, Harrow. Moving back to Ealing, he joined William Perkin CofE High School in 2021 as a Progress Intervention Manager, and subsequently an Assistant Headteacher in September 2022.

Emily Lewis

Emily Lewis

Assistant Headteacher / Head of Curriculum Organisation

Graduating from the University of Oxford with a degree in 2013 in Modern Languages and Philosophy, she went on to train as a teacher with the Institute of Education. She joined William Perkin as a newly qualified languages teacher in 2014 and went on to become Head of Languages in 2016. Following appointment to the wider Senior Leadership Team in 2018 and completion of a master's degree at UCL, focussing on special needs education, she was made Assistant Headteacher for Curriculum Organisation in 2022.

Beth Gandy

Beth Gandy

Assistant Headteacher / Head of Curriculum Delivery

Graduated from York university with a degree in History in 2010, Beth did her PGCE in secondary history in Devon and Cornwall before starting as a history teacher in Borehamwood in 2012. She was appointed Deputy Head of Sixth Form there in 2014 and joined William Perkin in 2015 as Head of History. Subsequently appointed as Trust lead for History before becoming a member of the Wider SLT in 2020. Appointed Assistant Headteacher for Curriculum Delivery in 2022.

Cat Smith

Cat Smith

Assistant Headteacher for SMSC and Wider Learning

Graduate with a BA in English and Related Literature followed by an MA in Writing, Directing and Performing in Theatre, Film and Television from the University of York. Worked in schools across York before moving to London to complete teacher training at Mossbourne Community Academy in Hackney. Joined William Perkin at the end of it’s opening year in July 2014. Head of Year from 2016 and appointed to wider Senior Leadership Team in 2018. Held various leadership roles including Literacy lead, KS4 English intervention and pastoral training. In 2023 appointed to the role of Assistant Headteacher for SMSC and Wider Learning.

Other Key Staff

Miss Stephanie Alvis Wider SLT for Chaplaincy
Mr Wilf Jones Wider SLT / School SENCO
Miss Harriet Wood Wider SLT / Trust English Co-ordinator
Miss Bonny Campbell Deputy Safeguarding Lead / Inclusion Officer
Miss Catherine Lovell Head of Year 7
Mr Joseph Chugg Head of Year 8
Mr Jayvee Mendoza Head of Year 9
Ms Andile Maseko Head of Year 10
Ms Fiona Boyefio Head of Year 11
Ms Veronica Davies Head of Year 12
Miss Emma Lauder Wider SLT / Deputy Director of 6th Form / Head of Year 13
Mr Vishal Bhardwaj Head of Maths
Ms Jo Paterson Head of English
Mr Kevin Alderton Wider SLT, Head of Science and Head of Science College
Mr Hok Man Tang Head of Physics
Mr Alex Robarts Head of Biology
Mr Alfie Pau Head of Chemistry
Ms Kate Dunster Head of MFL
Mr Nick Wong Head of History
Ms Laura Neilson Head of Geography
Mr Ian Cuthbertson Head of RE
Mr Ethan Drury Head of PE
Mr Matthew Barclay Head of Boys PE
Miss Chantal Hamilton Head of Girls PE
Miss Lynsey Storer Head of Art
Mr Ian Bissix Head of Computing
Mr Jack Towers Head of Music
Miss Natalie Cryer Head of Drama
Ms Ekua Barranha Head of Inclusion
Mr Michael Caufield Subject Lead for Economics
Mrs Hannah Ellis Subject Lead for Textiles

Administrative Staff

Mr Jim Morris Facilities Manager
Mr Dave Large Office Manager
Mrs Jennifer Westfield Welfare Officer

 

To contact a member of staff please see Contact Us.

Trust Subject Leads

Ms Coleen Conway Trust Lead Art & Design
Ms Louise Adams Trust Lead CIAG
Mr Nick Mayne Trust Lead Computing
Ms Harriet Wood Trust Lead English
Ms Becky Catlin Trust Lead for Literacy
Ms Marie Serhal Trust Lead Geography
Ms Beth Lewis Trust Lead History
Mr Michael Harley Trust Lead Maths
Ms Kate O'Brien Trust Lead MFL
Ms Laura Swadkin Trust Lead Music
Mr Dave Sargent Trust Lead PE
Ms Lydia Holloway Trust Lead RE
Mr Laurence Smith Trust Lead Science

Trust Staff 

Revd David Brammer Trust Chaplain
Mr Richard Lane Trust Director of Finance and Operations
Mr Robert Massey Trust Head of School Standards
Ms Karen Barrie Trust Sixth Form Strategy Lead
Mr Matt Cowing Trust Lead on Quality of Education
Ms Izabela Zalewska Trust HR Manager
Mrs Felix McGonigal Trust Head of Specialist Music College
Mrs Valerie Drake Head Clerk to the Directors and Governing Bodies
Ms Maxine Lang Trust Lead Welfare

For details of Teach West London staff, please visit the Teach West London website.