Life at SGA: An interview with Mr Tim Seys

Whole School

Mr Tim Seys joined our Languages Department this term as a teacher of French and Spanish.

Bringing with him 27 years worth of experience and expertise, we’re delighted to welcome him to the SGA community! Find out more about Mr Seys and his role at SGA, read his full interview below.


Tell us a little bit about your role within the St George's community.

Teacher of French and Spanish [maternity cover].

Can you share something of what you did before you came to St George's or the journey to this point?

I have been a teacher for 27 years and have worked in 6 schools prior to arriving at St George's.

What does the future hold for your area of school life? What would you love to see happen to develop the department within which you work?

Nationally Languages have been seen as a difficult subject in recent years. I would like to encourage / inspire more students to pursue languages to a high level.

What are your first impressions of St George's? What has most impressed you most?

The first thing that I noticed when I came for an interview was the sense of calm around the site; it felt like an environment where lots of learning happens. The girls are very polite and keen to learn.

What hobby or pastime do you really enjoy when you're not teaching? Or how do you like to spend your time outside of school life?

I really like playing and watching sports [although I am frequently injured these days!]. I also like learning new languages.

What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

Don't act in haste.