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While our aim is for the education we offer, alongside the love of learning it instils, to be enjoyed and appreciated for its own sake, it's never too early to start thinking of where school might take you. At Wimbledon High, our Futures programme kicks off in Year 7 and steps up through the years.
What are the skills needed in tomorrow’s workplace?
What higher education options, work experience or apprenticeships will help students with their individual paths?
How do we encourage an enterprising mindset that allows young people to have a go, take risks and pick themselves up from setbacks?
These are key questions for our Futures team. You'll see from our university destinations that students choose a large variety of courses. We're proud of the expansiveness in their thinking. From motivational mapping (where students discover what motivates them, and thus what sorts of jobs they might find most fulfilling) to 1:1 discussions with tutors as they get older, via visiting speakers and a wealth of practical tips, students can explore ideas and be true to themselves and their passions.
As the school's first Head of Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and Employability, Dr Sheela Sharma joined the Futures team with over 15 years’ experience in the corporate and start-up sectors during the academic year 2022 - 2023. She holds an MSc in Neuroscience from the University of Manchester and a DPhil in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford.
“I am passionate about instilling both the confidence and skills in young women needed to help them navigate their careers and reach their full potential - from networking and calculated risk-taking to entrepreneurial thinking.”