Wellington College

Wellington College Belfast

Co-Educational Grammar School

Engage | Educate | Empower



Wellington+ is a programme for accrediting learning and skills developed through Year 13 and up to Halloween in Year 14. By engaging significantly in at least two leadership opportunities during and/or after school students have the potential to gain the Wellington+ award. A similar model exists in many Higher Education Institutions.

The rationale for the programme is derived from the fact that employers are looking for employees who can demonstrate that they have the skills needed for workplace success. We want our students to have the opportunity to gain such skills and be able to articulate what they gained and how they gained them. Also, students should be able to explain how they have developed as a result of the activities, which they have been involved.  On successful completion of Wellington+ students will be able to add this award to their list of achievements. However, it is the process of gaining the award, which students should benefit most.

Some possible leadership opportunities / activities include:

  • Form Captain
  • Student Leadership Team
  • School Council
  • D.O.E
  • Sports Teams
  • Support Classes (During/After school)
  • Working with Support Staff
  • Mock Trials
  • Gardening
  • Reading Partnership
  • School Magazine and Newsletters
  • School Website
  • Musical Events
  • Open Nights
  • Charity Events
  • Young Enterprise
  • School Discos
  • House System
  • Head Girl/Boy or Prefect