The focus of all of our leadership programmes is on character education. Character means having the moral and ethical strength to behave according to sound values and principles. Without great strength of character, it is not possible to lead effectively.
You do not have to have a position of authority to influence people to be more enthusiastic and more committed to being the best they can be; you do, however, have to have a strong moral compass and a clear set of values, which you live by every day.
Everything about the education at Wellington develops character: either explicitly through the “character strength” programme in wellbeing; stillness and reflection on the Christian faith in Chapel; consideration and reflection on the moral aptitude in tutorials; or implicitly in stretching physical, emotional and communal challenges : on the games field, in CCF, in Service projects and so on.
As an IB school, following the IB learning profile, a Round Square member school and a school fully committed to environmentalism and internationalism, Wellington encourages all its pupils and staff to reflect fully on their own characters and the way in which they can develop their strengths to best serve others.