William Moore: Principal
William Moore is Principal and proprietor of Bales College. He founded the school on the current site in 1972 as a sixth-form tutorial college. Over the last 50 years the school has added junior year groups to the senior students, to become a a secondary school for 11 to 19-year-olds. As Principal he oversees governance of the school.
Bill believes absolutely in the value of small classes and in encouraging the individuality of each child. He is constantly striving to improve the quality of the education at Bales and the pleasantness of the campus.
Mark Yearsley: Vice Principal
Mark has spent his career in education, as a teacher, head teacher and as an international educational consultant. At Bales, he runs the school on a day-to-day basis and is responsible for the pastoral care of children – an aspect of his job that he relishes. Students at Bales admire Mark’s fairness and consistent approach – he challenges every student to learn, develop and improve, inside and outside the classroom. Parents appreciate the ease with which they can contact Mark, to discuss any issue on an informal basis. Mark also teaches Geography at A level, and runs the annual residential trip to Spain.
John Corcut : Director of Studies
John has played a key role in the development of Bales’ programme over the last 6 years. In addition to teaching English literature, John established the progress monitoring system at Bales that teachers and leadership staff use to ensure each child is receiving the academic support they require. John has a strong artistic side – he has produced the school play, edited the school magazine in collaboration with students, and led various school productions. Students enjoy the lively literature discussions that are a key part of John’s lessons.
Jennifer Watkins: Head of Sixth Form
Dr Watkins is Head of Sixth Form at Bales, responsible for academic oversight of all of the sixth-form students. Jennifer graduated from Cornell University (USA) where she also defended her PhD. She worked extensively across the USA as a tutor and researcher before moving to the UK and joining Bales College in 2015. In addition to teaching History, Jennifer supports sixth-form students through the UCAS application process. Sixth-form students value Jennifer’s calm and considered approach – she is their sounding board for academic issues, and questions related to their step beyond Bales.
Agnieska Sabat: Business Manager
Agnieszka manages the school office. She is responsible for examination entries, Health and Safety and HR. In these capacities she ensures the school remains compliant with the latest directives on examination courses, risk assessment and the law as it affects employment.