At Ark Evelyn Grace Academy, we believe in building a school culture where every student becomes cleverer and kinder every day.

Ark Evelyn Grace Academy is led by its Principal, Mr Tim Dainty and his Senior Leadership Team.

Our students are spread across five different year groups, each with their own Director of Learning and Form Tutors.

We believe that schools are not just a place of learning; they are a journey of self-discovery, intellectual enquiry and growth. This is true for every student and member of staff.

We believe that teaching and learning should be underpinned by outstanding pastoral care.


Staff list


Senior Leadership Team


Principal Mr T Dainty
Senior Vice Principal: Teaching & Learning Ms L Hehir
Vice Principal: Curriculum, Assessments & Outcomes Mr J Rowley
Associate Vice Principal: Personal Development & Well-being Mr L Daly
Assistant Principal: Culture & Ethos | DOL for Year 11 Mr N Morrissey


Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Lead                              Mr L Daly, Associate Vice Principal
Deputy Safeguarding Leads Mr N Morrissey, Assistant Principal & Director of Learning - Year 11         

Mr T Hall, Director of Learning - Year 7 & 8

Mr J Commettant, Director of Learning - Year 9

Mr E Beckford, Director of Learning - Year 10


Directors of Learning


Director of Learning for Year 7 & 8 Mr T Hall
Director of Learning for Year 9 Mr J Commettant
Director of Learning for Year 10 Mr E Beckford
Director of Learning for Year 11 Mr N Morrissey


Form Tutors


Year 7 7 Kahlo                                         

7 Ofili

7 Basquiat

Mr I Oguntokun       

Ms H Roe

Ms L Paine 

Year 8 8 Seacole       

8 Nightingale

8 Avicenna

Mr D Oldridge Turner       

Ms A Byfield

Ms A Yeboah

Year 9 9 Dean       

9 Edison

9 Guttenburg

9 Lovelace

Ms E Gregory       

Mr G Gayle

Ms A Crawley | Ms C Bainbridge

Ms A Cossu

Year 10 10 King       

10 Gandhi

10 Pankhurst

10 Mandela

10 Davis

Ms S Latunji | Ms M Simons       

Mr M Clarke

Mr C Clarke

Ms D Ogbobine

Ms A Crispino

Year 11 11 Naipaul       

11 Dahl

11 Baldwin

11 Bronte

11 Angelou

Ms L Mannings | Ms S Twyman       

Mr A Ullah

Mr J Jennings | Mr L Thorpe

Mr S Ahmed | Mr H Ovey

Ms C Hickling | Mr A Scott

Teaching Staff



Interim Director of English Ms S Twyman
Teachers Mr J Rowley         

Mr N Morrissey

Ms A Crawley

Ms L Paine

Mr I Oguntokun

Ms C Bainbridge

Ms M Simons



Director of Maths                    Mr J Jennings
Teachers Mr A Ullah
Mr S Ahmed
Ms C Crawford
Mr A Scott
Mr L Thorpe
Mr H Ovey



Director of Science Ms C Hickling
Lead Practitioner of Science Mr C Clarke
Science Technician Ms G Biange
Teachers Ms A Yeboah
Ms H Roe 


Religious Education Subject Co-odinator Ms D Ogbobine
Teachers Mr T Dainty


Geography Subject Co-ordinator        Ms E Gregory


Head of History                                                                   Mr D Oldridge-Turner
Teachers Ms A Byfield



Head of MFL                              Ms A Cossu
Ms A Crispino        

Ms F Cain 

Ms Q Wang


Business Subject Co-ordinator Ms A Crispino


Head of Art                     Mr G Gayle

Design Technology

Design Technology Teacher            Mr A Jacks
Design Technology Technician Ms L Kurth


Head of Drama                      Ms L Manning


Head of Music                   Ms S Latunji

Peripatetic Music Teachers

Piano Teacher                             Mr B Dovey
Voice Teacher Ms M Harris
Bass Guitar Mr J Logan
Drum Teacher Mr M Osbourne
Guitar Teacher Mr R Reuben


Head of PE                          Mr M Clarke
Teachers Ms L Mannings
Mr T Hall

Learning Support

Head of EAL  Mr D Brassington
Careers and Work Related Learning Advisor  
Cover Supervisor Ms S Dolphy


Special Educaitonal Needs Coordinator Mr B Mitra
Senior Learning Support Assistant Ms K Weston
Internal Exclusion Manager Mr A Webb
Place2Be Mental Health Practitioner Vacant


Academy Operational Staff

School Admin

Office Manager                                          Ms C Laidley
Administration Assistants Ms A Isherwood      Ms I Western
Personal Assistant to Principal Ms C Caesar
Finance Manager              Mr S Miah
Finance Assistant Ms J Okoye


Human Resources

HR Advisor                                                                Ms S Yuksel



Data Coordinator         Mr P Singer

IT Support

Senior IT Technician Mr H Marques
Cluster 1 Onsite Technician Mr K Legate



Attendance and Welfare Officer Ms M Lawal



Exams & Data Officer           Mr S Crossley


Site Team

Site Manager Mr G Asamoah
Site Assistants Mr H Ebikueluye
Mr J Amoah


Kitchen Team

Chef Manager Ms C Cherry
Assistant Chef Manager Ms C Nicolson
Catering Assistants Ms A Sarpong             

Ms A Alexander

Ms J Mpowa Mwasi Ya Esengo

Ms Jean Beaton

Ms Jolie Djabea Timbo

Ms Shirley Hodge

Ms Wendy Williamson


Cleaning Team - Ridge Crest

Cleaning Supervisor Ms C Perea
Morning Team Leader Mr J Aybar
Day Janitor Mr S Arias
Cleaning Support Ms C Djalo
Ms F Gonzalez
Ms E Chavarria
Mr M Tavares
Ms K Abella
Mr N Barrie
Mr J Pedrosa
Mr M Perestrelo
Ms M Holguin
Ms E Abella
Ms M Vivieros de Freitas
Ms N Taria
Mr L Velez
Ms J Ekodi
Ms F De Melo


    *Any concerns regarding student progress or learning in the first instance should be raised with the appropriate Director of Learning.

    Parents can contact the academy on 0207 737 9520 or via email requesting a call back from a Director of Learning.