Meet the team
Dame Alice Hudson
Dame Alice oversees the strategic partnerships for Teach West London. Before becoming CEO of Twyford CofE Academies Trust, Dame Alice had been Executive Head Teacher at the Trust since 2012 and was previously Head Teacher at Twyford CofE High School from 2002-2012. She joined Twyford in 2000 as Deputy Head Teacher. Prior to Twyford she was Deputy Head Teacher at Brentside High School, and before 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 College, Oxford where she read English.
Head of Teach West London
Lesley is Head of Teach West London Teaching School Hub. She will lead the development of the TSH from September 2023. Lesley was previously Deputy Head Teacher at Preston Manor School from 2016-2020 having joined Preston Manor in 2010 as Head of Science. From 2020-2023 Lesley worked at an International School in Paris learning more about the International Baccalaureate Curriculum. Prior to Preston Manor, Lesley taught Science at Uxbridge High School. Lesley was educated at Skipton Girls’ High School in North Yorkshire, and St John's College, Cambridge where she read Natural Sciences.
Sharon is Director of Teach West London, having previously been Head of the Ealing Teaching School Alliance from 2018 to 2021 after having joined Twyford CofE Academies Trust in 2016.
Director of ITT
Dharmini is the Director of ITT for Teach West London, having previously established and led Hillingdon SCITT (2015-2023) for Veritas Educational Trust. Prior to being the Director of Hillingdon SCITT, as an Assistant Head, she worked closely in supporting early career teachers.
ITT Phase Lead - Primary
Liza is the ITT Phase Lead for Teach West London working in the Primary Phase. With over 25 years of teaching, learning and leadership experience in London schools, Liza is a highly experienced ITT Primary mentor and instructional coach.
ITT Phase Lead - Secondary
Nicola is the ITT Phase Lead for Teach West London working in the Secondary Phase. She has been working in ITT since 2019 with schools across London. Previously, Nicola has supported early career teachers through her work in various secondary schools in Hillingdon where she taught Science.
Jo is the ITT Administrator for Teach West London, supporting the recruitment of Initial Teacher Trainees from enquiry through to recruitment and beyond. Most recently self-employed within the coaching field, she has extensive HR Recruitment & Training experience within varied sectors such as the NHS, Communications & Media Production.
Marketing, Communications and Customer Relations Lead
Lucy is the operational lead for the ECF programme and the set-up of Teach West London's Appropriate Body Service. Having joined the team in 2022, she previously worked in Senior Management roles within fast growth digital start-ups.
Teaching School Hub Administrator
Catherine is the Hub Administrator for the ECF and AB. She joined the team in 2023 and previously worked for many years in Primary School Administration.