Alice Hudson becomes a Dame

Dame Alice Hudson.

We are delighted to report that Alice Hudson, Executive Headteacher of Twyford Trust, has been made a Dame Commander of the British Empire in the latest Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to Education.

The full citation for the award reads:

“Alice Hudson is Executive Headteacher of the Twyford Church of England Academies Trust. In a career spanning 30 years she has worked consistently to improve educational standards. Under her headship, Twyford CofE High School was rated as outstanding by Ofsted and has become a centre of excellence for music and the performing arts. In 2013 she established the William Perkin School in Greenford. The school was judged outstanding in 2015 and her leadership was singled out as exceptional. Under her guidance and in partnership with Ealing local authority, in 2014 the Trust set up a Teaching Schools Alliance to raise standards and nurture new teachers. She is also a trustee of Villiers Park Education Trust and of the School Chaplains and Leaders Association.”

Chair of Trust Directors, Christine Peppiatt, said, “ It is a tribute to the Twyford Trust and the work of the two schools.”

“I know how much Alice feels this award is an acknowledgement of the hard work and commitment of all members of the school communities , and as she has said to the staff ‘she is taking one for the team’ !”

“Our communities are of course grateful to her for her inspirational leadership and very hard work over the 16 years she has worked with us, and proud that the consistently outstanding achievements that she has enabled are being publicly recognised. It is with great joy that we offer her our heartfelt congratulations.“

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