Brian Lightman became General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders on 1st September 2010. He served as President of the Association in 2007-8, Honorary Treasurer from 2003-6, President of SHA Wales in 2003-4, Branch Secretary and ASCL Council member since 1998.
Brian was Headteacher of St Cyres School - a large, mixed 11-18 comprehensive in Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan from 1999-2010. He taught Modern Foreign Languages for 16 years in three comprehensive schools in the South East of England before becoming Headteacher of Llantwit Major School in 1995.
Brian was included in the January 2014 Debrett’s list of the 500 most inspiring and influential people in Britain today.
Growth is good: mission or mania?
"Five debates a day sounds a bit daunting beforehand, but I really loved it. The speakers are so knowledgeable and passionate about their chosen topic, and the amount of time dedicated to questions from the audience was great as it really brought in alternative views."
Exeter University student