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Posted on: January 19th 2024

Staff Profile - Mr Sealy

Name: Mr Sealy

Role: Teacher

Subject: English

Favourite Book: Most of my reading tends to be fantasy or sci-fi, I really love writers like Scott Lynch (his series beginning with The Lies of Locke Lamora is one of my favourites), Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind onwards) and John Gwynne (The Shadow of the Gods series in particular). I also enjoy sci-fi writers like James S.A. Corey, who wrote the novels that The Expanse TV series was based on.

Favourite Film: This is just as hard as choosing books!  Having taught Film as a subject for many years I’m meant to say something really deep and ‘good’ I suppose, but my favourite genre is horror! I love films with incredible cinematography, so I regularly go back to The Shining, Blade Runner 2049 (controversially, better than the original?) and anything by Terrence Malick (The Thin Red Line is an INCREDIBLE war movie!).

Hobbies: I think I had hobbies before I had two young boys! When I get a spare moment, its usually filled with films, video games or reading. I somehow summon the energy to stumble around playing 5 a side football each week and I (far too intermittently) enjoy going running.

Favourite Food: Pizza is always a winner – yes, I like pineapple on it! I’m also sure that my body is about 80% coffee at this point too.

Favourite Holiday destination: Iceland. I’ve been twice, once on a school trip and once with my wife.  I’ve never seen anywhere like it – a truly alien landscape and so beautiful. Everywhere you look feels like a shot from a movie. Reykjavik is a fascinating city to explore and the contrast between civilisation and true wilderness right on the doorstep felt strange during both visits.

If you did not work in a school what job would you like to do? I love the process of filmmaking. My favourite part of ‘Blue Planet’ is always the ‘Behind the Scenes’ segment – I would love to travel the world and document nature in the way those camera crews do!

What is the most challenging thing you have achieved? I think parenthood has to be number 1 – I love my sons dearly, but there are often lots of challenging times too!  I’m also proud of having run 3 half marathons and would still one day like to be able to say I’ve done a full one…

Why did you decide to work in education? I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do when I finished university but I had always enjoyed school as a student and it felt like an interesting area to work in. I love the feeling of getting through to students and helping them to have those ‘lightbulb moments’ and understanding tricky concepts. As an avid reader, there are much worse jobs to be doing than spending all day exploring books and helping students develop an interest in the complexity of language.

How have you found your first term at Invicta? I’ve never joined a school at January so its been a bit of a whirlwind of information and routines in the first few weeks, but its been made far easier thanks to how great my form, classes and colleagues have been. I already feel very settled into the Invicta community and everyone has been really supportive!


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