About Us

Founded in 2013, we are a consortium of African and African Caribbean-led supplementary schools delivering high quality educational, social and cultural provision across the Greater Manchester area. Our consortium consists Highway Hope Supplementary School, Grace Incorporation Faith Trust (GIFT) Academy Supplementary School, Highway Hope Social Enterprise, Twilight School at MMU and Nurturing Foundations.
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Black Man and Woman in Coffee Shop - Illustration
Our vision is to promote community-led, heritage-inspired education and community lifelong learning as key drivers for urban regeneration.

Our mission is to build capacity within the community education sector.

We aim to:

Grow our consortium of supplementary schools across the Greater Manchester area.
Share teaching, research, capital and human resources across the consortium.
Focus on teaching core curriculum subjects (English, Maths and Sciences).
Use digital, creative education and training as well as heritage studies as media for teaching core curriculum subjects.
Provide high quality, academically relevant extra-curricular enrichment activities across the consortium.
Support volunteer teachers across the consortium with their Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and Initial Teacher Training (ITT).
Support CPD and ITT with high quality community-led research
Form partnerships with educational, cultural and social providers to continually strengthening our educational provision within the communities we serve.
Expand our programme of community lifelong learning initiatives.
Mentor young people in employability and enterprise skills.
Develop education and enterprise programmes which include apprenticeship programmes.

Qualified Teacher Learning
and Skills success at MEaP

With our joint responsibilities for teacher training plus curriculum and teacher mentoring, we are very excited about our plans for the Continuing Professional Development of all of our staff. We believe that our school offers unique professional growth opportunities for all of our teaching staff, enabling them to develop high levels of cultural competence and excel in community teaching.
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Our leadership team

Committed, passionate and caring, our leadership team of experienced professionals are united in our belief that high quality, culturally enlightened community education can have a hugely positive and transformative impact on young people’s lives. By providing young people from ethnic and disadvantaged backgrounds with a safe, disciplined and nurturing environment, we work together to enable them to raise their expectations, achieve positive educational and emotional outcomes, and realise their full potential.

Dr Esther Oludipe

Dr Esther Oludipe is the Head of MEaP Academy Community Education Centre. She is a qualified Pharmacist…

Ms Hambeleleni Abisai

Ms Hambeleleni Abisai is our co-Head of MEaP Academy Lifelong Learning and is also responsible…

Mr Henry Ngawoofah

Mr Henry Ngawoofah is Head of MEaP Academy Skills4Life and is also co-founder Grace Incorporation Faith…

Dr Ornette D Clennon

Dr Ornette D Clennon is MEaP Academy Online School’s Head of Online Learning, Head of…

Mrs Jumoke Quadri

Mrs Jumoke Quadri (JQ) is co-Head of MEaP Academy Lifelong Learning with lead responsibilities for…

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For more details on our educational, social and cultural provision, visit the MEaP Academy Online School