Key Staff


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 Ada Lovelace Governing Body met for the first time in December 2017 and is made up of local Church of England representatives, co-opted Governors, a Directors representative and the Executive and Associate Head Teachers. Elected staff representatives and elected parent representatives will be added in due course. Currently the Chair of the Local Governing Body is Mrs Emma Harniman, the Ealing Deanery Synod Governor.

Further information about the Governing Body can be found on the Governance page.

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Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead - Miss Emily Waspe

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead - Ms Amy Newman

To see the details of the Safeguarding Team for 2018/19, please click here.

A link to the Child Protection Policy can be found on our Policy Page.

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Dame Alice Hudson


Executive Head Teacher

Executive Head Teacher of Twyford CofE Academies Trust since 2012, having previously been Head Teacher at Twyford CofE High School since 2002. She joined Twyford in 2000 as Deputy Head Teacher then progressed to Acting Headteacher.

Prior to Twyford High School she was Deputy Head Teacher 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.

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​Keir Smith

Keir Smith

Head Teacher, Ada Lovelace CofE High School.

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 was awarded the NPQH Qualification in 2008, which led to his appointment as Associate Head Teacher at William Perkin CofE High School in 2013. He will be Acting Associate Headteacher for Ada Lovelace CofE High School whilst the school is located at William Perkin CofE High School.

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Chris Wiggins

Deputy Head, Ada Lovelace CofE High School.

Graduated from the University of Worcester in 2005 and trained as a ICT and Computing teacher in 2006/7 with the University of Gloucestershire. More recently Chris completed an MA in Education Management at King’s College London. He joined Twyford Trust as an NQT in 2007 and has previously held roles of Head of Computing, Curriculum Coordinator and Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 3 at Twyford CofE High School before being appointed Deputy Head for Ada Lovelace in 2019.

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Katharina Reif​

Head of Year 7, Ada Lovelace CofE High School.

Graduated with a Master’s degree in English and History from the University of Heidelberg in Germany, with part of her studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. Upon finishing her PGCE, she was awarded the John William Adamson Prize from King’s College, London. Her first teaching position was at William Perkin CofE High School in 2016 and she has been part of the Trust ever since. Since 2018, she has been Head of Year 7 at Ada Lovelace CofE High School.

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Jan Salter

Jan Salter

Assistant Head Teacher & Head of Learning and Inclusion/SENCO, The Twyford CofE Academies Trust

Graduated as an English teacher from London University. Has worked in three other local secondary schools as an English teacher. Took a Diploma in Specific Learning Difficulties in 2000 and has worked teaching children with SEN since then. Has worked as a Specialist Teacher at Twyford CofE High School since 2001 and has been SENCO since 2005. Current role is Assistant Head Teacher – Head of Learning & Inclusion/SENCO for the Twyford Academies Trust.

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Other Key Staff

Other key staff involved in the running of the school will be:

Assistant Headteacher / Head of Staff Delivery & Development - Miss Kate Brewer

Wider SLT / Head of Assessment & Curriculum Organisation - Mr Matthew Cowing

Head of Year 8 - Miss Hannah Marr

Trust Chaplain - Revd David Brammer

Trust Head of Data & Assessment - Mr Robert Massey

Trust Head of e-Curriculum - Mrs Ania Townsend

Trust Head of Specialist Music College - Mrs Felix McGonigal

Trust Head of Specialist Languages College - Miss Sharon Moody

Trust Head of Specialist Science - Miss Kiran Bharath

Administrative Staff

Trust Director of Finance and Operations - Mr Richard Lane

Trust HR Manager - Ms Zoe Ruck

Head Clerk to the Directors and Governing Bodies - Mrs Valerie Drake


To contact a member of staff please see our Contact Us page.

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