Sunmarke has a world-class Senior Leadership Team and faculty of Teachers with deep experience in teaching and learning, school administration and governance, and curriculum delivery and assessment.  

The team is further guided by a passionate Board of Directors with over two decades of experience in building and managing schools. 

Our educators come from top-ranked universities in the UK. Our senior leaders are nationally recognised education practitioners and our teachers have taught at leading schools in the UK and within the UAE.

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Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani

Founder & Chairperson - Fortes Education

    Mr. Sanjay Mankani

    Managing Director

      Mr. Ajay Mankani

      Executive Director

        Mrs. Katrina Mankani

        Director of Positive Education for Fortes Education & Managing Director of Jumeirah International Nurseries

          Mrs. Devika Mankani

          Chief Psychologist - Fortes Education

            Dr. Neil Hopkin


              Mr. Jason King

              Head of Secondary

                Mr. Benjamin Atkins

                Deputy Head of Secondary

                  Mrs. Tracey Bishop

                  Deputy Head of Secondary

                    Mrs. Catherine Hill

                    Asst. Head Teacher - Curriculum

                      Miss Lianne Brown

                      Asst. Head Teacher - Wellbeing

                        Mrs. Sonia Fitzpatrick

                        Asst. Head Teacher - Language & Literacy Strategy

                          Miss Claire Young

                          Head of Sixth Form & IBCP Coordinator

                            Mr. Richard Bishop

                            Asst. Head of Sixth Form

                              Janet O’Keeffe- Gibas

                              Head of Primary

                                Miss Andrea Higgins

                                Deputy Head of Primary

                                  Miss Lucy Nicholls

                                  Asst. Head of Primary

                                    Mrs. Linzi Hammond

                                    Head of EYFS

                                      Mrs. Helen Sloan

                                      Assistant Head of EYFS

                                        Mr. Michael Parr

                                        Head of Faculty - PE, Sports & Games

                                          Miss Catherine Williams

                                          Head of Faculty - Arts

                                            Mr. Robin Hill

                                            Head of Faculty - Modern Foreign Language

                                              Mr. Zahid Razzak

                                              STEAM Leader

                                                Mrs. Ibtihaje Adel El Senne

                                                Fortes Head of Arabic & Islamic Studies

                                                  Mr. Mahmoud Abdalla

                                                  Head of Department - Islamic Studies

                                                    Mr Edward Miller

                                                    Head of Faculty - Business & Economics

                                                      Miss Sarah Appleford

                                                      Head of Faculty - Science

                                                        Miss Thespina Newsome

                                                        IBDP Coordinator

                                                          Miss Sofia Rauf

                                                          Head of Faculty - Computing & ICT

                                                            Miss Tara Wilkie

                                                            Acting Head of Faculty - Mathematics

                                                              Miss Hollie-Louise Murphy

                                                              CAS Coordinator

                                                                Mr Andrew Barnett

                                                                Head of Primary - PE

                                                                  Miss Lucy Wood

                                                                  Inclusion Teacher & Lead

                                                                    Miss Claire Benett

                                                                    Head of Performance

                                                                      Miss Noreen Boyle

                                                                      DoE Coordinator

                                                                        Miss Stephanie Aitken

                                                                        Head of Faculty - Design & Technology

                                                                          Mrs. Dolores Elliot Wilson

                                                                          Library Head

                                                                            Mrs. Jodie Bradley

                                                                            Head of Faculty - English

                                                                              Ms Jehan Toubia

                                                                              Head of Year 13

                                                                                Mr Richard Bishop

                                                                                Head of Year 12

                                                                                  Mr Dominic Cheng

                                                                                  Head of Year 11

                                                                                    Mr Hossein Mansour

                                                                                    Head of Year 10

                                                                                      Miss Katie Smith

                                                                                      Head of Year 9

                                                                                        Mr Adam Holding

                                                                                        Head of Year 8

                                                                                          Mr Ciaran McBreen

                                                                                          Head of Year 7

                                                                                            Miss Gemma Munro

                                                                                            Year 6 & Maths Lead

                                                                                              Miss Danielle Barr

                                                                                              Year 5 Lead

                                                                                                Miss Janki Ladwa

                                                                                                Year 4 Lead

                                                                                                  Miss Natalie Manning

                                                                                                  Year 3 Lead

                                                                                                    Miss Eden Finnegan

                                                                                                    Year 2 Lead

                                                                                                      Miss Teresa Edwards

                                                                                                      Year 1 Lead

                                                                                                        Mrs. Sadia Chaudry Fareed

                                                                                                        FS2 Lead

                                                                                                          Mrs. Faye Wright

                                                                                                          FS1 Lead

                                                                                                            ACCEPTING ADMISSIONS FOR 2020-21

                                                                                                            Sunmarke is delighted to announce the reopening of our School at the start of the new academic year.

                                                                                                            Our Admissions Office is open during the Summer and we are receiving new families for pre-booked school tours. Book an appointment today and our team will get in touch with you.

                                                                                                            BOOK A TOUR TODAY!

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