Former student turned headteacher returns to old school
PUBLISHED: 17:00 18 May 2019
An Australian headteacher who was inspired by teachers at Clevedon School has returned for a visit.
Simon Lees is now the headteacher of a large school for four to 18 year olds in Australia.
He has worked in four different countries since leaving Clevedon in 1991.
His visit comes after the high-performing academy launched its worldwide alumni.
He said: "It was a real pleasure returning to Clevedon School after almost 30 years.
"I attended Clevedon Sixth Form for two years in 1990-1991 and loved my time there.
"While I probably could have worked harder, it was my geography teacher who instilled my passion for global issues and adventure."
Clevedon School's headteacher Jim Smith said: "It was tremendous Simon came back to his old school where his adventure began.
"We are passionate about inspiring students and bringing back former students is a powerful thing to do."