The staff community is a diverse one made up of over 250 teaching staff and over 140 non-teaching. All staff are required to support the Christian ethos of the school – however their own backgrounds are wide ranging.

Key staff

Dame Alice Hudson

Dame Alice Hudson


Dame Alice is a member of the Trust Board of Directors and works closely with the other Directors to provide strategic leadership for the organisation. After graduating with an English degree from Oxford University, Alice took up a career in teaching English and Religious Education. Before becoming CEO, she was Executive Headteacher of the Trust and also Headteacher of Twyford Cof E High School for 11 years.

Mark Bedford

Mark Bedford


Mark is Headteacher with Responsibility for Twyford CofE High School. Before becoming Headteacher at Twyford CofE High School, Mark led Ealing Fields High School as Associate Headteacher from 2018-2023. Prior to this Mark was Deputy Headteacher at William Perkin CofE High School and was a Head of Year at Twyford for 3 years from 2010-2013 after training as a History teacher in south London. Mark was educated at Leicester Grammar School and at Trinity College, Oxford where he read Modern History.

Keir Smith

Keir Smith


Keir is Headteacher of Ada Lovelace CofE High School. He 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 Headteacher at Twyford High School in 2000. He was Deputy Head at Twyford from 2003 and then appointed Associate Headteacher at William Perkin CofE High School in 2013, before taking up the role of Headteacher for Ada Lovelace CofE High School in September 2019.

Amy Newman

Amy Newman

Associate Headteacher

Amy is Associate Headteacher of William Perkin CofE High School. Amy 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 Headteacher in 2017, Deputy Headteacher in 2018 and the Associate Headteacher in September 2019.

Jo Trewin

Jo Trewin

Associate Headteacher

Jo is Associate Headteacher with responsibility for Ealing Fields High School. Jo joined Ealing Fields in September 2017 as Deputy Headteacher. Since 2020, she has been Co-Headteacher before taking up the role of Associate Head in June 2023. She qualified as an English Teacher in 2002 and was Head of 6th Form at a school in Hillingdon before joining the Twyford Trust as the first Head of the Ealing Teaching School Alliance in 2013.

Richard Lane

Richard Lane

Director of Finance & Operations

Richard is responsible for the central Trust functions of Finance, HR, ICT, Estates, Administration and Information. He is a qualified CIPFA accountant and has previously held senior finance positions in an FE college, a housing association and the NHS.

Karen Barrie

Karen Barrie

Sixth Form Strategy Lead

Karen is the Trust’s 6th Form strategy Lead, working with the Executive team, overseeing the Sixth form admissions process and the provision in each of the Sixth forms. Karen graduated from Manchester University with a degree in mathematics. She started her teaching at Burlington Danes in 1985, moving to Twyford in 1988. During her teaching career she has been Head of maths, Head of Sixth form and Deputy Head teacher, before being the Associate Headteacher at Twyford from 2012 to 2023.

Robert Massey

Robert Massey

Head of School Standards

Robert is Head of School Standards, working with the Executive Team to ensure high standards are achieved and maintained across the Trust. He has worked for the Trust for over 20 years, initially as a Mathematics teacher before becoming Deputy Headteacher at Twyford with a particular interest in curriculum and assessment. Robert manages the Trust Data Team and takes a lead in the ways the Trust monitors its performance. Robert is a graduate of Magdalene College, Cambridge where he studied Mathematics and Computing and has also completed a MA in Mathematics Education at Kings College London.

Revd David Brammer

Revd David Brammer

Trust Chaplain

The Revd David Brammer was licenced as Twyford CofE Academies Trust Chaplain in October 2017. Father David is well known to the Trust, having previously held the post of part-time Chaplain at Twyford CofE High School from 2002-2009. From 2014-17 Father David worked for the Hertfordshire Young Homeless charity, with particular responsibility for teenagers and young adults.

Trust Subject Leads


Ms Colleen Conway

Trust Lead Art & Design


Ms Louise Adams

Trust Lead for Careers


Mr Nick Mayne

Trust Lead Computing


Mr James Clarke

Trust Lead Drama


Ms Harriet Wood

Trust Lead English


Ms Marie-Anne 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 Sport


Ms Lydia Holloway

Trust Lead RE


Mr Laurence Smith

Trust Lead Science

Trust Staff


Mr Robert Massey

Trust Head of School Standards


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