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 & Innovation, and Managing Director of Jumeirah International Nurseries

Mrs. Devika Mankani

Chief Psychologist - Fortes Education

Dr. Neil Hopkin

Executive Principal

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

Miss Claire Young

Head of Sixth Form & IBCP Coordinator

Mr. Richard Bishop

Asst. Head of Sixth Form

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

Mrs. Ibtihaje Adel El Senne

Fortes Head of Arabic & 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

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

Mr Adam Holding

Head of Year 8

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

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