- Pastoral Care & Wellbeing
- Seaford Headmaster
Our Headmaster, John Green, features in Sussex Life A+ Education South East this month.
John is immensely proud of the school and he's seen student numbers increase by 45% over the last 7 years.
Tell us about your school...
Seaford is a very warm and friendly school with a caring community and we’re ambitious for every student. Our strapline is Love to learn because our students, parents and alumni keep telling us how much they love Seaford. We’re proud that many students find a lifelong passion for academic subjects, performing arts, sport, art, photography etc. during their time at Seaford. They love to learn.
What is the one thing that makes you most proud of where you work?
The real, sincere and very unique ethos of Seaford which is so special, seeking personal bests for all our lovely students both inside and outside of the classroom. On this note, our students really sense, feel and touch this ethos which permeates throughout the College, ultimately inspiring them to get the best results which are bespoke to them and not a league table!
In your time at the school, what has been a particular highlight for you?
Seeing the immense growth of the school – our numbers have increased by 45 percent over seven years. People in this area really believe in and trust Seaford; in particular, our very successful academic core where our students have, without question, achieved amazing results at both at GCSE and A Level.
What are you looking forward to most over the next 12 months?
We have some exciting plans for some potential new facilities, including: a second astro turf, a unique ecological woodland classroom block development as well as a high ropes course with a zip wire!
If you hadn’t become a teacher, what would you have done instead?
I would have most likely joined the Police Force or the Army.
What were your favourite lessons at school?
Economics and Games!
What is the biggest single change in education since your own schooldays compared to today?
Accountability and regulation in all schools via the inspection process. The use of technology, as well as the importance of the co-curricular programme, including the imperative focus on exceptional pastoral care.
How do you like to relax?
Playing some golf and attempting to keep fit, which gets harder each and every year! I also dabble in some Martial Arts with our expert-in-residence at Seaford, Simon Staples.
Who would be your perfect fictional, historic or living dinner party guests and why?
John Lennon and Paul McCartney, they are amazing songwriters. It would have been fascinating to see how they interacted with each other, and of course, whether they would have performed a few Beatles songs during the evening!
- John Green
- Seaford Headmaster