At Wellington, we feel that it is important to open the minds of our young students to allow them to explore what is on offer to them in the future.
The impact of early careers engagement can have a hugely positive impact on wider academic attainment, as well as positively influencing the career ambitions of Prep School pupils, which can sometimes be based on gender stereotypes, socio-economic backgrounds and influenced by the media.
Careers education at Wellington Prep School starts with the basics of helping children develop skills and a sense of self, and this year we have introduced the Junior Duke Award, an award scheme for primary-aged children to encourage and develop valuable life skills. We have a whole-school approach to Careers Education and Mrs Bailey works closely with the Heads of Section and Class Teachers in the Prep School to embed relevant careers education into the curriculum based on the topics the children are studying in class. We are also host a number of events to broaden horizons and provide some ‘Wow’ moments during National Careers Week, British Science Week, International Women’s Day and National Careers Week.
Wellington Prep School has its very own careers mascot, ‘Success Bear’ who attends careers events and creates a friendly, approachable environment to help the children feel more comfortable and receptive to the careers topics they are learning about.