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Lee Bacchus

Name: Lee Bacchus

Background: 

I was born, raised and educated in Birmingham.  After studying for a BA (Hons) in History at Manchester and a PGCE in Chester, I returned to Birmingham to begin my teaching career.  In January 2007 I moved to Cornwall to take up my first Headteacher role.  After nearly 13 years as a Head in schools now part of NCLT, I took up a role as education consultant with an Ed Tech company based in Exeter but supporting schools all over the world.  I am a dad to three sons, the youngest of whom attended St Teath and is now at Sir Jims.  Most of my spare time is taken up driving my son and his dogs around the country for them to compete in agility competitions at national and international level and trying to remain optimistic and positive as an Aston Villa fan.

Wider experience/Professional Qualifications:

I have over 30 years' of experience working in education as a Primary School teacher, Numeracy Consultant for Birmingham Local Authority and 13 years as Headteacher and Executive Headteacher of St Teath, St Breward and Camelford CP schools.  With that comes the expected qualifications of PGCE and National Professional Qualification for Headship (NPQH), which was passed just prior to me taking up my first Headteacher position.  I now work for Sparx as an education consultant supporting, advising and teaching in schools who use the online Maths curricula provided by the Ed Tech company.  This has given me the opportunity to work in and with secondary schools in the South West and across the world.

Governor Experience:

In Birmingham I was a parent governor at my sons' primary school and was staff governor at two schools where I taught.  As Headteacher I have been an ex-officio governor at St Teath, St Breward and Camelford schools and am currently vice-chair of governors at Whitstone CP school.

Why a Trustee?

After 13 years as Headteacher in schools in the NCLT, I have developed a deep affection for and understanding of the schools in the area and hope I have a good idea of how they work.  As one of the group that supported and helped with the foundation of the NCLT, I am keen to continue doing my bit for the students of the area and to maintain the special ethos and beliefs that were the driving force behind the formation of the MAT.