Key staff

Dame Alice Hudson

Alice Hudson

Executive Head Teacher, The Twyford CofE Academies Trust.

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 Head Teacher.
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

Associate Head Teacher, William Perkin 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.

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Hilary Belden

Hilary Belden

Chair of Governors, William Perkin CofE High School.

Hilary Belden is the Bishop of Willesden’s representative on the William Perkin Governing Body. She is also a Director of the Twyford CofE Academies Trust. Hilary is an experienced teacher who has served in comprehensive schools in four London boroughs; she was Deputy Head of Twyford CofE High School from 1986 to1997 and then Head of Glenthorne High School in Sutton. Returning to Ealing, she ran the programme for primary to secondary transition across all Ealing schools. Because of this, she represented the Twyford Directors on the Academy Reference Group which campaigned and planned for William Perkin. Returning to William Perkin now, she says, ‘is an honour and a pleasure. I am a strong believer in a secondary school’s power to create opportunities for all its students and families. William Perkin, as a Church School with its open admissions and deep practical commitment to Christian ideals, is in a great position. I look forward to serving the community here in the coming years.’

To find out more about Governance and The William Perkin Local Governing Body, please click here.

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Hilary Lloyd

Hilary Lloyd

Deputy Head Teacher responsible for Safeguarding and Child Protection Officer, William Perkin CofE High School.

Began teaching at St Marks CofE School in Fulham as a Maths teacher after graduating from London University and the Institute of Education. Further studies have included a History degree from the Open University. Held post of second in department and Head of Maths at Burlington Danes School before joining Twyford CofE High School in 1991. Has worked in Twyford's Learning & Inclusion Department for some years as well as holding posts as Assistant Head of Year and Head of Maths and is now Deputy Head Teacher and Designated Safeguarding Officer at William Perkin CofE High School.

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Mark Bedford

Mark Bedford

Deputy Head Teacher, William Perkin CofE High School.

Graduated from Oxford University with a History degree in 2006 before training as a History teacher at Southfields Community College in Wandsworth. He was appointed as a History teacher at Twyford CofE High School in 2008 and was also a Head of Year for 4 years before being appointed to Assistant Head Teacher at William Perkin CofE High School in 2013. From September 2015, he will be Deputy Head Teacher at William Perkin.

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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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Revd John Seymour

John Seymour

Chaplain, The Twyford CofE Academies Trust

Fr John joined Twyford in 2009 as its Chaplain. His work on ethos, liturgy and social engagement prepared the Twyford Trust to open William Perkin with an open admissions policy. Since 2012 he has led the chaplaincy across both schools as Trust chaplain.

Fr John qualified in Medicine at the University of Bristol before working in hospital medicine for 3 years. He came to faith in 1992. He became a pioneer member of St Paul’s Cathedral’s Lay Community from 2001 before training for priesthood in Cambridge and Rome, matriculating through Trinity College for the Theology and Religious Studies Tripos. He also has degrees in Biochemistry (Bristol) and Philosophy and Religion (Heythrop College London). His title post was as curate in the Parish of Poplar in the East End of London.

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Other Key Staff

To find out about Governance and The William Perkin Local Governing Body, please click here.

Head of Year 7 - Amy Newman

Head of Year 8 - Lucjan Santos

Head of Year 9 - Emily Waspe

Head of English - Sam Barnsley

Head of Maths - Tim Martin

Head of Science - Tim Miall

Head of Languages - Jessica Bamping

Head of History - Beth Gandy

Head of Geography - Katherine Gledhill

Head of RE - Stephanie Alvis

Director of Sport - Paul Harrison

Subject Leader of Art - Hannah Cooper

Subject Leader of Computing - Sarah Ismail

Subject Leader of Music - Louise Cooper

Literacy Coordinator - Maggie Neelands

Pupil Premium Coordinator - James Salter


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