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. Paul Kelly

Head of Secondary

Mr. Benjamin Atkins

Deputy Head of Secondary

Mrs. Tracey Bishop

Deputy Head of Secondary

Miss Claire Young

Deputy Head of Secondary

Mrs. Catherine Hill

Deputy Head of Secondary

Miss Lianne Brown

Deputy Head of Secondary

Miss Andrea Higgins

Head of Junior School

Miss Annie Griffth

Assistant Head of Junior School

Mrs. Linzi Hammond

Head of Infant School

Mrs. Helen Sloan

Assistant Head of Infant School

Miss Lucy Nicholls

Assistant Head of Infant School

Mrs. Jodie Bradley

Head of Faculty - English

Mr. Paul Sparks

Head of Faculty - Mathematics

Miss Sarah Appleford

Head of Faculty - Science

Mr. Edward Miller

Head of Faculty - Business & Economics

Miss Sema Hilmi

Head of Faculty - Individuals & Societies

Miss Catherine Williams

Head of Faculty - Arts

Mr. Michael Parr

Head of Faculty - PE & Games

Miss Stephanie Aitken

Head of Faculty - Design & Technology

Miss Sofia Rauf

Head of Faculty - Computing & ICT

Mr. Robin Hill

Head of Faculty - Languages

Mrs. Ibtihaje Adel El Senne

Head - Arabic & Islamic Studies - Fortes Schools

Miss Noreen Boyle

Second in Faculty - English

Mrs. Tara Wilkie

Second in Faculty - Mathematics

Mrs. Petal Darnley

Second in Faculty - Business & Economics

Miss Laura McLean

Second in Faculty - Individuals & Societies

Miss Claire Benett

Second in Faculty + Head of Performance

Mr. Richard Bishop

Head of Year 13

Miss Jehan Toubia

Head of Year 12

Mr. Dominic Cheng

Head of Year 11

Mr. Hossein Mansour

Head of Year 10

Mr. Adam Holding

Head of Year 9

Miss Anna Cornish

Head of Year 8

Miss Charlotte Dean

Head of Year 7

Miss Natalie Manning

Year 6 Lead

Miss Danielle Barr

Year 5 Lead

Miss Janki Ladwa

Year 4 Lead

Miss Eden Finnegan

Year 3 Lead

Miss Teresa Edwards

Year 2 Lead

Mrs. Faye Wright

Year 1 Lead

Mrs. Cliona O'Gara

FS 2 Lead

Mrs. Sadia Chaudry

FS 1 Lead

Mrs. Hannah Casey

Head of ELL

Mrs. Areij Mustafa

Subject Lead - Islamic Studies

Wafa Aseeri

Subject Lead - Arabic A (Primary)

Mrs. Engy Mohammed

Subject Lead - Arabic B (Primary)

Mr. Amin Elbadrawi

Subject Lead - Arabic A (Secondary)

Mrs. Wafaa Fouad Ahmed

Subject Lead - Arabic B (Secondary)

Miss Gemma Munro

Subject Lead Mathematics - Primary

Sophie Moore

Subject Lead Science - Juniors

Mrs. Eimear Dennehy

Subject Lead English - Juniors

Miss Sabrina Grange

Subject Lead Science - Infants

Miss Nikola Talbot

Subject Lead English (Reading & Phonics) - Infants

Mr. Andrew Barnett

Primary PE Coordinator

Mrs. Maria Parkhouse

KS5 & Biology Coordinator

Mrs. Prima Hunter

KS4 & Biology Coordinator

Miss Eloise Seddon

KS3 & Physics Coordinator

Miss Thespina Newsome

IBDP Coordinator

Mr. Michael Scott

IBDP Program - Extended Essay Coordinator

Miss Morgane Bollengier

IBDP Program - Language Development Coordinator

Miss Natalie Hadfield

BTECH & IBDP Program - Personal & Professional Skills (A2L) Coordinator

Mr. Ian Edwards

SENCO - Secondary

Miss Victoria McKeown

SENCO - Juniors

Miss Lucy Wood

SENCO - Infants

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