Saturday, 24th June to Friday, 30th June

Last week I talked about Independent TLC – thinking, learning, coping – and the important role that planning and teamwork play in ensuring the success of any enterprise. This week I want to turn my attention to Inspiration, and where better to start than the Festival of Education that we have hosted over the last two days. Sponsored by the Telegraph, the festival attracted large crowds and an impressive array of speakers: it seemed like a roll call of all the movers and shakers in the UK Educational scene and that Wellington was at the very centre of educational debate. Last year someone said of the festival that it was the place where those who inspire come to be inspired, and that is exactly just how it felt.

In particular I was buoyed to hear Amanda Spielman, the Chief Inspector of Ofsted, talk about the future of schools’ inspection.  Exam results on their own will not be the key indicator of success; Ofsted, she says, will look behind the headline numbers to see how those results were achieved and at what benefit (or cost) to each individual child.  A big step forward and one entirely in tune with our ethos of educating the whole person.

can i helpOn that theme it was good that so many of our youngsters were involved: several of the sessions and talks were specifically designed for a younger audience and our Lower Sixth, Third and Fourth Formers enjoyed the opportunity to set their own agendas and plan which events they wished to go to. Do take the opportunity to ask them all about it and discover what they found most inspiring. I was delighted to see so many Wellingtonians giving of their time to help the whole Festival run smoothly, and it was great to see them in their yellow tee-shirts emblazoned with the logo “Can I help?”, somehow a powerful and inspirational symbol of the role we hope they will continue to play throughout their lives.  I heard so much positive feedback from attendees and was very proud of them all.

And to finish, can I draw your attention to Saturday evening’s ITV programme The Voice Kids, which this week features our very own Orange Fourth Former, Hayley Canham. I am sure you will join me in wishing her the very best of luck.
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Hayley Canham and The Voice Kids

By |June 24th, 2017|Categories: Arts|

Our very own Hayley Canham (O 4th Form) is starring in tonight's episode of 'The Voice Kids' at 7.30pm on ITV. We are both excited and very proud of her! Getting to this stage was incredibly difficult as [...]

Sports Report: week ending 18.06.17

By |June 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Click here to watch this week’s Sports Round-Up   Athletics Both the boys and girls teams competed in the final athletics meeting at Cranleigh School on Saturday. In blistering heat both teams produced some outstanding [...]

Global Social Leaders Catalyst programme, Shanghai

By |June 24th, 2017|Categories: Service|

The Wellington Leadership and Coaching Institute are very excited about bringing you our Global Social Leaders Shanghai programme being held in Wellington College International Shanghai with our fantastic partners, Future Foundations. Along with pupils from the Wellington family of [...]

Wellington College CCF – Annual Camp

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Service|

Wellington College Contingent CCF leaves on Sunday afternoon for its Annual “Camp”.  This will involve a variety of exercises in a range of locations.  The Cavalry Section will be riding, as you might expect and [...]

Careers and Higher Education

By |June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Careers and Higher Education|

  FOUR A-LEVELS OR THREE?  Jonathan Godfrey, chair of the council of the Sixth Form Colleges Association, said that even if pupils are at the same level when they do their GCSEs, those who take [...]

Read all about it!

By |June 9th, 2017|Categories: Academic|

Last week saw the 30th Hay Festival  - a vibrant tented gathering of writers, thinkers and readers of all ages in the beautiful Welsh countryside and ‘Book Town’ of Hay-on-Wye. This year in addition to [...]

The Performing Arts Centre

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: Arts|

The New Performing Arts Centre is looking more exciting every day. This most recent time-lapse video charts its progress. http://tv.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/View.aspx?id=10323~56~N5QHNrHxDk&code=oi~AWvnoiFpnCxafNOmEQS0tXakNlisU9PhLbqZckdN&ax=7u~atI9QgQbyVJJS2    

Security at Wellington College

By |June 8th, 2017|Categories: Other|

The Head of Operations and Security is in routine contact with the Bracknell Forrest Council Safety Advisory Group, Thames Valley Police Operations Team and receives updates in regards to terrorist threat levels within the area. [...]

Scholarship for All

By |April 24th, 2017|Categories: Academic|

Here is the link to the  Academic Extension site which is updated weekly. http://scholarship.wellingtoncollege.org.uk/  

How to book College Events

By |April 22nd, 2017|Categories: Events|

IMPORTANT PLEASE READ – HOW TO BOOK COLLEGE EVENTS We have a fantastic series of events coming up that the Wellington Community and wider public are invited to book and attend. Parents and staff will [...]

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