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 Local Governing Body is made up of local Church of England representatives, elected staff representatives, elected parent representatives, co-opted Governors, a Directors' representative and the Associate Head Teacher.

Currently the Chair of the Local Governing Body is Mrs Emma Harniman.

Further information about the Local Governing Body can be found in Governance.

Senior Leadership Team

Dame Alice Hudson

Dame Alice Hudson


Before becoming CEO, Alice had been Executive Headteacher of Twyford CofE Academies Trust since 2012. She was previously Headteacher at Twyford CofE High School since 2002. She joined Twyford in 2000 as Deputy Headteacher then progressed to Acting Headteacher. Prior to Twyford High School she was Deputy Headteacher 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.

​Keir Smith

​Keir Smith


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 was appointed as Headteacher for Ada Lovelace CofE High School in September 2019.

Kate Brewer

Kate Brewer

Senior Deputy Headteacher, Staff Delivery and Development

Graduated from the University of Maynooth, Ireland with a Double Honours degree in Mathematics and Economics in 2009. Completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Bangor University in 2010. Joined the Twyford Trust in 2015 and led the Mathematics Department at William Perkin to their first set of GCSE results in in 2018 in her role as Head of Maths. Kate joined the Ada Lovelace Senior Leadership Team in 2019 in her role as Assistant Headteacher. She was appointed to her role as Deputy Headteacher, Staff Delivery and Development for Ada Lovelace CofE High School in September 2021.

Matthew Cowing

Matthew Cowing

Deputy Headteacher, Senior Trust Lead for the Quality of Education

Graduated from the University of Bath with a degree in Physics before graduating as a Science teacher from the London Metropolitan University in 2007. Matt started his teaching career at Hounslow Manor school in West London before moving to Ealing where he held positions of Head of Physics, Head of Chemistry and Lead Practitioner. He was Head of Science for five years at a local school before joining Ada Lovelace in 2019 in an Assistant Head Teacher role. Matt has now been appointed to the role of Deputy Headteacher.

Ronnie Halton

Ronnie Halton

Deputy Headteacher, Pastoral

Graduated from the University of Exeter in 2011 and trained as a Geography teacher in 2011/12 with St Mary's in Twickenham. Ronnie completed a MSc in the History of International Relations in 2012/13 with the London School of Economics. Ronnie previously worked at All Hallows Catholic School in Surrey for nine years, progressing from an NQT to serve as a Head of Year, Head of Department and most recently as Assistant Headteacher. Ronnie was appointed at Ada Lovelace CofE School in September 2022 and became Deputy Head Teacher in 2023.

Jessica Adler

Jessica Adler

School SENCO

Jessica graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Social and Political Sciences. Upon finishing her university studies, she worked for five years as a presentation planner, researcher and producer at BBC World News. In 2016 she trained as an RE teacher through the School Direct scheme, based at William Perkin CofE High School where, on qualification, she obtained her first teaching post. Jessica gained a SENCO qualification in 2017 and has also been responsible for implementing the Ethics programme at Ada Lovelace CofE High School.

Josephine Lyon

Josephine Lyon

Assistant Headteacher, Quality of Education

Josephine graduated from the University of Oxford in 2016 with a degree in French and German and trained as an MFL teacher in 2017/18 at the Institute of Education. She previously worked at William Perkin High School as Acting Head of Modern Foreign Languages before becoming Head of Modern Foreign Languages at Ada Lovelace in 2020. Josephine was appointed to Assistant Headteacher, Quality of Education in September 2023.

Megan Bryant

Megan Bryant

Assistant Headteacher for Key Stage 3

Megan graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2015 with a degree in History. She completed the Teach First Development Programme in Nottingham where she was promoted to Head of History at Bluecoat Wollaton Academy in 2017. On relocating to London, Megan worked as Director of Learning at Kensington Aldridge Academy where she was responsible for the behaviour, attendance and attainment of year 8 students. Megan joined Ada Lovelace in September 2020, as Head of Humanities. Since 2021, she has been responsible for the training of early career teachers at the school. Megan was appointed as Assistant Headteacher for the Lower School (Year 7 & 8) in September 2023.

George Green

George Green

Head of Year 7

Graduated from the University of Bournemouth with a degree in Sport Psychology in 2018. George then graduated from the University of Buckingham as a Physical Education teacher in 2020. George started his teaching career in the Twyford Trust, at Ealing Fields before joining Ada Lovelace CofE High School. In his role as Head of Year 11 he led the school's first cohort of students to their GCSEs in the summer of 2023. George has now been appointed to the role of Head of Year 7.

Other Key Staff 

Mrs Pia Dixon                                  Assistant Headteacher: SMSC and Personal Development

Ms Sharon Moody                           Assistant Headteacher: Director of Teach West London

Miss Hannah Marr                           WSLT: Inclusion and Intervention

Mr Hugo Fell                                    WLST: Lead teacher in charge of Yr 11 progress and progression 

Miss Becky Catlin                            Trust Literacy Lead

Miss Hanna Khan                            Head of Year 8

Miss Molly Powell                            Head of Year 9

Mr Patrick Cahill                              Head of Year 10

Mrs Grace Aldridge                         Head of Year 11

Mr Will Knox                                    Head of Year 12

Miss Elizabeth Gould                       Head of English

Mrs Natasha Williams                    Head of Maths

Ms Josephine Lyon                         Head of MFL

Mr Ethan Fahy                                 Head of Science

Mr Jack Doyle                                  Head of Geography

Miss Holly Newson                          Head of History

Mr Alex Huxtable                             Head of Computing

Miss Ellie Moran                              Head of PE

Mr Sam Mccutcheon                       Head of Boys PE

Miss Katherine Sullivan                   Head of Art

Mr Nathanael Smith                         Head of Music

Mr Paul Giles                                   Head of Drama

Administrative Staff

Mr Rowan Burtimer Site Manager
Mrs Jane Routledge Administration Manager
Ms Maxine Lang Trust Welfare Lead


To contact a member of staff please see Contact Us.

Trust Subject Leads

Ms Coleen Conway Trust Lead Art & Design
Ms Louise Adams Trust Lead CIAG
Mr Nick Mayne Trust Lead Computing
Mr James Clarke Trust Lead Drama
Ms Harriet Wood Trust Lead English
Ms Becky Catlin Trust Lead for Literacy
Ms Marie 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 PE
Ms Lydia Holloway Trust Lead RE
Ms Laurence Smith Trust Lead Science

Trust Staff

Revd David Brammer Trust Chaplain
Mr Richard Lane Trust Director of Finance and Operations
Mr Robert Massey Trust Head of School Standards
Ms Karen Barrie Trust Sixth Form Strategy Lead
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 Welfare Lead

For details of Teach West London staff, please visit the Teach West London website.