Former student turned headteacher returns to old school

Simon Lees.

Simon Lees. - Credit: Sub

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."

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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."