Tom hadn’t wanted to read his results at home as he was nervous. Instead, he came in to school as he wanted Mr Doy to be there since “In the worst case scenario, he’d know what to do”.
Tom needn’t have worried but his sentiment is understandable as he has high praise for Mr Doy “He is the best teacher I have ever had. He taught me to think for myself. I owe him a lot. He’s been there every step of the way and I have him to thank”.
Tom was encouraged at Seaford to take part in debating and he believes it helped him with his essay writing since it taught him how to structure an argument. It was Mr Doy who encouraged him here too. “When I started, I froze. But Mr Doy told me everyone felt like this and encouraged me to continue. I’m still not a natural but I am now confident doing it”
In fact, Tom credits Seaford in general. “It has given me everything. It’s developed my academic career and I have made life-long friends. Teachers at Seaford have always had faith in me. I love Seaford because it made me”.
He is now thinking about a future career as a lobbyist where he can shape policy without the considerations that politicians so often have to have.
A boarder throughout Sixth Form, Tom found it brilliant. “It really helps you to focus on your studies as well as enhancing friendships. And, I am more prepared for University!”.