Tim Naylor was educated at Ampleforth and Bristol University, before completing further studies in Philosophy and Theology in Italy, as well postgraduate qualifications in Psychology at Royal Holloway, University of London, City University and Applied Educational Leadership and Management at the Institute of Education, University of London. Tim has taught in a wide variety of state and independent schools and colleges. He was Vice Principal at Mander Portman Woodward, and was appointed Principal of Bath Academy in 2010.
James Knott is responsible for English Language courses at the college’s partner English School, Bath Academy of English. After qualifying as an English Language teacher he taught in Russia and Sri Lanka before completing postgraduate qualifications at Sheffield Hallam University and Cambridge University. After a number of senior management positions in British Council schools in the Middle East, James returned to the UK to become Director of Studies at a language school in Salisbury. In 2014 James joined Bath Academy as Director of Studies for the English Language programmes.
Liam Hocking was appointed Vice- Principal in summer 2020, and has been heavily focused on supporting the development of teaching and learning, academic enrichment and a personalised approach for every student at Bath Academy. Liam specialises in social and political sciences and has also been an exam marker for Psychology, Politics and Sociology. He first embarked on a career in Education after previously working as a Research and Policy Analyst in London. Liam studied at Nottingham University for undergraduate and post-graduate studies, and has recently finished a Master’s in Business Administration through Coventry University.