Peter Lee, Trustee
Peter has been a governor at Yardleys for over thirty years, working with four Headteachers, initially on the site of the old Victorian school and more recently moving to the current, carefully designed new building.
When Peter first joined the governing body, he was working in Birmingham Education Department, one of the largest in England. His role was Assistant Education Officer for the central area. Here he gained much valuable experience, getting to know many different schools and assisting them in providing a worthwhile, life-enhancing education for all their students. This required resources in terms of money and fully trained, caring staff.
Before working in Birmingham, Peter spent ten years in Zambia as a District Officer then after training in London as a teacher, as Headteacher of a mixed secondary boarding school.
After retirement from the City’s Education Department in the 1980s he had more time to work with the other governors to get to know Yardleys, its staff and students, and to contribute through visiting to school and observing lessons as a link governor for various subjects.
Peter is proud to be a governor and enjoys his involvement in reading, assessing and questioning the reports which are presented to the full governing body and the finance committee, of which he has been a member for many years.
On a personal note, Peter was born in Birmingham, educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and has two children and three grandchildren.