We are delighted to be shortlisted in the Independent School Parent Independent School of the Year Awards in their Student Careers Programme category. The shortlisting recognises our extensive careers guidance and continuing support for our girls.
This award recognises the school which most impresses the judges in how helps students with on-going advice and support on choosing a career. Judges also consider how a school assists pupils with finding suitable work experience, including internships, and preparing for future employment.
“I’m not here to tell the girls what to do,” says Wendy Thompson, Careers and UCAS Leader. “I help them plot their thinking, recognise opportunities, build resilience and provide a service to get them onto their career path. Even after they leave College, the girls know there is a resource here for them.”
“I feel the last two years has taught me a lot of resilience and perseverance. The support I’ve had at The Mount has been absolutely fantastic,” says Christina, a 2021 Leaver and Mount old scholar.
“I came to this school feeling like I didn’t really belong in a school environment, full stop. But the incredible, welcoming community means I no longer feel that way. The all-girl aspect means everything is more relatable, nothing is embarrassing. You can just be yourself. That is what I really needed, it is what has helped me grow into the person I am today. Two years ago, I would not have had the confidence to win a degree apprenticeship. I lacked the confidence, I would never have done it. Since joining The Mount for Sixth Form College, my confidence has grown massively. The Mount has been a life-changing factor for me,” says Denva, another Class of 2021 alumna who secured a degree apprenticeship in Veterinary Medicine.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learned from my experience, it’s not to give up,” says Milly, an old scholar who has accepted a long-awaited offer to study Medicine after graduating with a degree Bio-Medicine.
“I won an undergraduate scholarship at my university based on my A-Level grades, personal statement and teacher references. I want to tell everyone at The Mount how thankful and grateful I am for all the help I received at school which made this possible,” says Clare, who is also an 2021 old scholar who is reading Geography at university.
Open Day 2021
If you would like to learn more about The Mount’s outstanding Careers programme for your daughter, and the exceptional education which we offer for girls age 3 to 18 years, you may wish to consider attending our Open Day on 9 October. Click here for more details.