Our new team of Prefects have been successful in their application. The Year 10 students will take up their roles later this term, and will work with one of our faculties and other departments, based on who they were endorsed by.
Our process for becoming a prefect helps students to develop vital skills. It begins with each young person writing a letter to their Year Manager explaining just how they demonstrate the attitudes needed for the job. This might include areas where they might have taken on responsibility either in school or elsewhere. They also need to get an endorsement from at least one member of staff.
In order to be considered for the role of Prefect, students must have an attendance level of at least 96%, have a strong attitude to learning and have exhibited very good behaviour consistently through the year.
So many congratulations to the 51 prefects who have been appointed. In June we will appoint the Student Leadership Team for 2022-23, to include Head Girl and Head Boy, their deputies, the Gifted and Talented Ambassadors and our Transition Ambassadors. Best of success!
What do prefects do all day?
The job of prefect is to support the life of the school. In a change we have made this year, the prefects will now go back to the members of staff and the faculties that backed their applications to offer their services. They will then help in faculties with all of the major events in school, including parents’ evening, Open Evening and celebration events. The students also support Student Voice activities and gain experience carrying out basic administrative tasks.
The Prefects are also of course positive role models for students throughout the school, modelling the Five Respects and helping to ensure high standards of behaviour.