Brian Lightman was General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) from 2010 to 2016. He also served as President of the Association from 2007 to 2008. Brian taught modern languages for 16 years in three comprehensive schools in the South East of England before becoming Headteacher of Llantwit Major School in 1995 and then Headteacher of St Cyres School, a large, mixed 11-18 comprehensive in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan, from 1999-2010. Brian is an acknowledged authority on the English and Welsh education systems with extensive representative experience on UK and Welsh Assembly government committees, as well as being an external examiner and an Estyn inspector. He is a Patron of the National Citizen Service and also serves on the board of the PiXLEdge charity. Brian has a BA (Hons) degree in German from the University of Southampton and an MA in Education from the Open University.

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