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

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 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 Head Teacher at Twyford High School in 2000. He was Deputy Head at Twyford from 2003 and then appointed Associate Head Teacher 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

Associate Head Teacher

Amy is Associate Head Teacher 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 Head Teacher in 2017, Deputy Head Teacher in 2018 and the Associate Head Teacher in September 2019.

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.

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.