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Leadership

At the heart of leadership is a desire to serve and a dedication to helping others become great.

Sunmarke’s biggest strength is its passionate senior leadership team and faculty of teachers whose world-class experience in teaching, learning and administration has led the institution to be rated as one of the best schools in Dubai.

Our educators are commited to building character, wellbeing and values in a child, along with ensuring academic excellence with a strong belief in  Sunmarke’s disruptively innovative approach to education.

The school is guided by a Board of Governors comprising teachers, senior leaders, and a Parents’ Body who bring their rich professional experience, insight and advice to building one of the foremost British curriculum schools in Dubai.

Sunmarke is further nurtured by a Board of Directors with over four decades of experience in school management. The Board supports the school’s growth by onboarding world-class senior leaders and teachers, and investing in up-to-date educational practices and facilities.

Our educators hail from top-ranked universities in the UK. The executive principal, Dr. Neil Hopkin, is a globally renowned Principal and thought leader in education. Our senior leaders are nationally recognised education practitioners in the UK and our teachers have been associated with leading schools in the UK and elsewhere in the world.

NEIL

Dr Neil Hopkin, FRSA

Director of Education of Fortes Education

Nicholas Rickford

Mr Nicholas Rickford

Principal

Tariq-Bell

Mr. Tariq Bell

Head of Secondary

ANDREA-1

Miss Andrea Higgins

Head of Primary

Linzi hammond

Mrs. Linzi Hammond

Head of EYFS

Mrs. Tracey Bishop

Mrs. Tracey Bishop

Deputy Head - Secondary

Claire

Miss Claire Young

Deputy Head - Secondary

Annie-Griffth

Miss Annie Griffth

Deputy Head - Primary

Assile-Al-Amili

Mrs. Assile Al-Amili

Deputy Head & Strategic Advisor

Fiona-McConnon

Miss Fiona McConnon

Deputy Head - Global Languages

Mr. Richard Bishop

Mr. Richard Bishop

Assistant Head - Secondary

Thomas

Mr. Thomas Housham

Assistant Head - Secondary/IBDP Coordinator

Mrs. Jodie Lambourn

Mrs. Jodie Lambourn

Assistant Head - Secondary

Gemma_Munro

Miss Gemma Munro

Assistant Head - Primary

Henry-Craig

Mr. Henry Craig

Assistant Head - Primary

Kayleigh-Sumner

Dr. Kayleigh Sumner

Assistant Head - Positive Education & WellBeing

Mrs-Mankani

Mrs. Shakuntala Mankani

Founder, Fortes Education

VEENA

Mrs. Veena Vaswani

Co-Founder

Sanjay Mankani

Sanjay Mankani

Chairman & Managing Director Fortes Education

AJAY

Ajay Mankani

Vice Chair & Executive Director Fortes Education

KATRINA

Mrs. Katrina Mankani

Divisional Head & Managing Director Sunmarke School; Director of Positive Education & Innovation of Fortes Education; & Managing Director Jumeirah International Nurseries

DEVIKA

Mrs. Devika Mankani

Divisional Head & Managing Director Regent International School & Chief Positive Psychologist of Fortes Education

Sadia-Chaudry

Mrs. Sadia Chaudry Fareed

Assistant Head - EYFS

Faye-Wright

Mrs. Faye Wright

Assistant Head - EYFS

Jayne-West

Ms. Jayne West

Assistant Head - Inclusion

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