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 - Behaviour & Attendance Ms S Thomas
Assistant Principal - Safeguarding, Inclusion & Quality First Teaching Ms C Walley
Assistant Principal - Assessment & Data Mr D McEwen
Associate Assistant Principal - Year 11 Lead, Student Engagement & Participation | DOL for Year 11 Mr N Morrissey


Safeguarding Support

Safeguarding Lead Ms C Walley
Deputy Safeguarding Leads Ms S Thomas, Assistant Principal   

Mr N Morrissey, Associate Assistant Principal

Mr E Beckford, Director of Learing - 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
Yearr 8 8 Dean Ms L Payne
8 Edison Ms K Healey
8 Guttenberg Ms A Crawley
8 Lovelace Ms L Noble
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
10 Naipaul  
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


English Department

Director of English Mr S Champion
Teachers: Mr J Rowley
Mr M Hanlon
Mr N Morrissey
Ms A Crawley
Ms L Noble
Ms L Paine
Ms K Healey
Mr I Oguntokun


Maths Department

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


Science Department

Director of Science Ms C Hickling
Teachers Ms A Mohammed
Ms B Champion
Ms M Ingham
Mr M Wood
Ms H Roe
Ms A Yeboah
Ms G Biangue



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


Head of Geography  Mr A Hadden
Teacher Ms S Macmanamon


Head of History Mr Oldridge-Turner
Teachers Ms A Byfield


MFL Department

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



Head of Business Mr D McEwen


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



Head of SENco Ms C Walley
Senior Learning Support Assistant LSA & SRA Ms K Weston
Internal Exclusion Manager Mr A Webb
Theraputic Learning Supevisor & DofE Lead Mr H Jabrane
Numeracy Learning Support Assistant & Princes Trust Ms F Anderson
Learning Support Assistants Ms S Morgan
Mr C Kinki
Mr J Brauner


Academy Support Staff


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



Finance Manager Mr S Miah
Finance Assistant  Ms J Okoye
Finance Assistant  Mr O Olayinka


Human Resources

HR Advisor  Ms Z Agha
HR Advisor  Ms R Pennington



Data Coordinator Ms I Chua


School Admin

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


IT Support

Senior IT Technican Mr C Costa



Attendance and Welfare Officer Ms M Lawal



Exams Officer Ms S Dolphy


Marketing and Admissions

Marketing, Communications and Admissions Officer Mrs V Ekhator


Site Team

Site Manager Mr G Asamoah
Site Assistants Mr V Cruz
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.