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
Vice Principal - Culture & Ethos Mr J Rowley
Vice Principal - Quality of Education Ms F Findlay
Assistant Principal - Safeguarding & Attendance Ms S Thomas
Assistant Principal - Safeguarding, Inclusion & Quality First Teaching Ms A Chawluk (Maternity Cover)
Assistant Principal -  Student Engagement & Participation | DOL for Year 11 Mr N Morrissey


Safeguarding Team

Designated Safeguarding Leads                                                                                                                                                                                       




Ms S Thomas, Assistant Principal      


Ms A Chawluk, Assistant Principal  

Deputy Safeguarding Leads            

Mr N Morrissey, Assistant Principal


Mr E Beckford, Director of Learning - Year 7 & 9


Mr J Commettant, Director of Learning - Year 8 & 10


Directors of Learning

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


Form Tutors

Year 7 7 Seacole Ms D Sonmez
7 Nightingale Mr T Hall
7 Avicenna Ms S MacManamon
Year 8 8 Dean Ms L Payne
8 Edison Ms K Healey
8 Guttenberg Ms A Crawley
8 Lovelace Ms A Okonkwo
Year 9  9 King Ms S Latunji
9 Ghandi  Mr M Clarke
9 Pankhurst Ms R Domingo
9 Mandela  Mr D Oldridge-Turner
9 Davis Ms M Crispino
Year 10 10 Angelou  Ms M Ingham
10 Baldwin Ms A Mohammed
10 Bronte Ms H Mansell
10 Dahl Mr G Gayle
Year 11 11 Beethoven Mr A Ullah
11 Dumas Ms L Mannings
11 Fitzgerald Mr J King
11 Khan Mr S Ahmed
11 Olivier Mr D Kidd

Teaching Staff



Director of English                    Mr S Champion
Lead Practitioner Ms S Twyman
Teachers: Mr J Rowley
Mr N Morrissey
Ms A Crawley
Ms L Paine
Ms K Healey
Mr I Oguntokun



Director of Maths                    Mr J Jennings
Teachers Mr A Ullah
Mr D Kidd
Ms N Bennett
Mr S Ahmed
Mr J King



Director of Science Ms C Hickling
Teachers Ms A Mohammed
Ms M Ingham
Mr M Wood
Ms H Roe
Ms A Yeboah
Ms G Biangue (Technician)



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


Geography Subject Co-ordinator                                    Ms S MacManamon


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



Regional MFL Lead                                  Ms S Pia
Teachers Ms A Crispino
Ms W Sun



Business Subject Co-ordinator                     Mr M Crispino


Computer Science

Computer Science Teacher                            Mr A Abraham



Head of Art Mr G Gayle
Art, Photography and Media Teacher Ms H Mansell


Design Technology

Design Technology Teacher Ms S Raghubeer
Design Technology Technician Ms C Bedos



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 Mr T Hall
Ms F Findlay


Learning Support

Head of EAL  Ms R Domingo
Careers and Work Related Learning Advisor Ms F Hall
Cover Supervision Ms S Dolphy
Mr A Okonkwo



Inclusion Ms A Chawluk (Maternity Cover)
Senior Learning Support Assistant  Ms K Weston
Internal Exclusion Manager Mr A Webb
Numeracy Learning Support Assistant & Princes Trust Ms F Anderson
Learning Support Assistants Ms S Morgan
Mr C Kinki


Academy Operational Staff


Operations Manager Mr R Dunscombe
Personal Assistant to Principal Ms C Caesar



Finance Manager Mr S Miah
Finance Assistant  Ms J Okoye (Maternity Leave)
Finance Assistant  Mr O Olayinka (Maternity Cover)


Human Resources

HR Advisor  Ms Z Agha (Maternity Leave)
HR Advisor  Ms A Myers (Maternity Cover)



Data Coordinator Mr P Singer


School Admin

Office Manager Ms C Laidley
Administrator Ms G Carty
Receptionist  Ms J Bogle


IT Support

Senior IT Technician Mr C Costa



Attendance and Welfare Officer Ms M Lawal



Exams Officer Ms S Dolphy


Site Team

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


Kitchen Team

Chef Manager                                Ms C Cherry
Kitchen Supervisor Ms C Nicolson
Catering Support Mr E Okou
  Ms W Williamson
  Ms S Hodge
  Mr L Dombasi
  Ms A Sarpong
  Ms A Alexander
  Ms F Avih
  Ms J Mpowa Mwasi Ya Esengo
  Ms J Beaton
  Ms J Djabea Timbo


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.