Tim Brighouse (cropped)
Tim Brighouse

Born in Leicestershire (1940) and brought up there and in East Anglia, Tim attended state schools and took a degree and PGCE from Oxford. He then taught in Grammar (Derbyshire) and Secondary Modern (South Wales) schools before starting a career in educational administration in Monmouthshire.

After spells with Buckinghamshire and the Association of County Councils he became Deputy Ed Officer (I.L.E.A) and  Chief Education Officer, first  in Oxfordshire 1978-1989 and then Birmingham 1993-2002.

His last full-time post was Commissioner and then/Chief Adviser for London Schools (2002-2007).

Tim has written books and articles on education, broadcast and spoken at local, national and international conferences.

"The day was superb, and although full of plenty of deep thinking, it also had a very relaxed and welcoming feel to it." - Dominic Wyse, Professor of Early Childhood and Primary Education
"Well done for the Festival. The sessions I attended were excellent!" - Andy Smart, Publishing Consultant, The Independent    
I found LFE a truly inspiring occasion. It had lively, stimulating and relaxing environment where all the participants were able to enjoy the enriching festival activities, at the same time adding to their knowledge the experiences of different aspects of education.- Kausar Ali, Teacher and Contributor
"...Both ourselves and our very passionate group of students so much valued being part of and contributing to such a superb and stimulating event...such a buzz and such a creative and thought provoking buzz seemed to be everywhere and we really felt the benefit." - Paul Morall, Chickenshed
"...the Festival was absolutely fantastic. It was lively, stimulating, imaginative and fun. My own regret is not being able to attend all the sessions. Congratulations. What an achievement." - Anne Nicholls, Communications and PR consultant, AN Communications