Mentor goes back to school

PUBLISHED: 09:33 30 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:34 30 January 2013

Stefan Clarke former pupil returned to mentor other students.

Stefan Clarke former pupil returned to mentor other students.

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A HIGH-FLYING former head boy who has returned to the classroom to help mentor students has been labelled ‘an inspiration’.

Stefan Clarke, aged 20, turned his predicted D grades into As and Bs during his time at Priory Community School.

Now Stefan is doing a business management and law degree, is on the management scheme at Sainsbury’s in Worle, and is also a mentor at Weston College. He goes to Priory in Queensway twice a week to mentor academy students in reading, maths, ICT, business and catering.

He said: “I was only predicted D grades at school, but with the help of the staff I ended up getting As and Bs and that is the type of school that Priory is.

“The teachers pushed me and made me excel.

“I wanted to come back to the school to give something back by helping students where I can.”

Stefan has worked for Sainsbury’s for four years and is on a management trainee scheme where he helps the local community, schools and charities.

Priory vice-principal Geoff Dixon said: “Stefan did extremely well with us and was a regular in our governors’ meetings.

“It is a privilege to have him back working with younger students. He is an example to younger students.

“Not only did he excel in exams but he is doing a degree, has landed himself on a management scheme with a top supermarket group and also helps the community in many ways.

“He is an inspiration to our students.”


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