Brian Lightman was General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders from September 2010 to January 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 acknowledged as an 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. 
Now self-employed he has a wide ranging portfolio which includes working with individual and groups of schools, providing coaching and training for middle and senior leaders, professional development and support for school improvement. He is Chair of the Education Committee for the E-ACT Academy trust and is a member of the Greenshaw Trust. Brian has a BA (Hons) degree in German from the University of Southampton, an MA in Education from the Open University and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


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