Papers of Simon Clements

Scope and Content

This collection contains the writings and research of the teacher and HMI Simon Clements.

It is divided into 7 main areas which mainly reflect the work interests of Simon Clements.

These are:

Schools Industry Work


Notes of Visits

Report on Work Experience

Woodberry Down School

HMI Courses


Administrative / Biographical History

Simon Clements was the deputy head teacher of Woodberry Down Comprehensive School from 1972 - 1982, and then the acting head teacher when it became Stoke Newington School between 1982 and 1983.

Clements later became a HMI (northern division) from 1985 - 1995.

During his time as a HMI, along with a colleague, Francis Findlay, he wrote a report on 'Written English in GCSE and Pre-Vocational Work Experience'.

He is a strong advocate for work experience and was influential in the introduction of schools / industry work in schools across the UK. This was a range of activities and schemes in the new area of relating school curriculum to the work place and industries; a break from the traditional subject base curriculum and explore active experiences of learning.

Access Information



There are 2 boxes of material for Doncaster, this is not included in the total of 40 boxes

Custodial History

Material previously stored in Simon Clements house and garage.