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.


The Twyford CofE Academies Trust was formed in October 2011. The Trust is comprised of Twyford CofE High School, William Perkin CofE High School, Ealing Fields High School and Ada Lovelace CofE High School.

The schools are under the ultimate authority of a Board of Directors whose job it is to ensure that the vision and values of the Trust are lived up to at each school.

For more information visit the Governance page here

Key staff

Dame Alice Hudson

Executive Head Teacher

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 Executive Head Teacher of the Trust she was Head Teacher of Twyford Cof E High School for 11 years.

Karen Barrie

Associate Head Teacher

Karen is Associate Head Teacher with Responsibility for Twyford CofE High School. After graduating from the University of Manchester, Karen took up a career in teaching Maths. Before taking up her current post Karen was Deputy Head Teacher at the school for 9 years.

Keir Smith

Associate Head Teacher

Keir is Associate Head Teacher with responsibility for William Perkin CofE High School. Keir's teaching specialism is Geography and before taking up his current post he was Deputy Head Teacher of Twyford CofE High School for 10 years.

Mark Bedford

Associate Head Teacher

Mark is Associate Head Teacher with responsibility for Ealing Fields High School. Mark graduated from Trinity College, Oxford with a History degree before training as a History teacher in south London. From September 2015, he was Deputy Head Teacher at William Perkin before taking up the role of Associate Head Teacher at Ealing Fields in 2018.

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.

Jan Salter

Head of Learning and Inclusion/SENCO

Jan has worked as a Specialist Teacher at Twyford CofE High School since 2001 and been SENCO since 2005. Her current role is Assistant Head Teacher – Head of Learning & Inclusion for the Twyford Academies Trust, heading up SENCO across all Trust schools.

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.