The Leadership team are responsible for the running of the school, working closely with the Board of Directors and the whole staff team.


Chief Executive : Alison Morley

Alison brings extensive business experience; before joining Balnacraig in January 2012, Alison was a self employed Business Consultant designing and delivering consultancy and training to public and private sector organisations. Prior to this, Alison worked for many years in various management positions in Financial Services  including Human Resources, Operations and Project Management. As a member of the Children’s Panel for Perth and Kinross, Alison has a very good understanding of the needs of Looked After and Accommodated Children and has also experience of the charitable sector both as a Board Member and a volunteer.


Head of Operations : Kevin Northcott

Kevin joined Balnacraig as a teacher in 2015 and moved to a newly created role in 2016 . In his new capacity, with his knowledge of care and education he has identified and delivered a number of significant changes to our services. Kevin leads our practice on Safeguarding and CALM as well as delivering a wide range of training and development for staff. Kevin is passionate about continuous improvement and improving the quality of care we provide.

Head of Education Services : Jo West

Jo brings many years of teaching experience to her post both in PE, Social Education and in Additional Support Needs. Prior to rejoining Balnacraig, Jo worked as Curriculum Manager for Social and Vocational Studies at Perth College. Her creative and flexible approach has brought a ‘Curriculum for Excellence’ to life at Balnacraig and she has developed excellent links with the local community to enhance young people’s learning experiences.