Prefect System

The role of Prefect is an important one. It is also a very exciting time for our students and will give them opportunities to develop their leadership skills and introduce new ideas into school life.

Positions  offered:

  • Head Boy
  • Head Girl
  • 6 Senior Prefects
  • Approximately 26 Prefects
  • 2 Senior Peer Mentors
  • 2 Sports Ambassadors

Prefects Application Process

Students are invited to apply to become a Prefect. Form tutors/subject teachers are given the opportunity to support students they believe are worthy of the office of Prefect, either through the nomination/application form or by adding supporting evidence to the form. A second nomination is also required. This is obtained from a person or organisation outside of the school e.g. sports coach, youth leader or charitable organisation. 

Candidates for Head Boy and Head Girl are selected by a staff and student voting process, with the top three boys and top three girls going forward to interview.

The Prefect System is based on the following:

Social Awareness
Organisation of charity events/collections; helping out in local schools. Working within the local community and promoting the school in this area.

Student’s Welfare
Linking the prefects with student welfare groups; being a visible presence; training in restorative justice; being with students and offering support when and where necessary.

Organisation
Assembly talks; schools newsletter representative; liaise with other school activities.

Sport
Aiding the Sports Captains in organising lunchtime activities or other such activities for the development of school-wide sporting activities.

Non-Sporting Activities
Wide ranging activities. The establishment of clubs or interest groups; competitions and activities.

What benefits are there?

The biggest benefit will be the skills they will develop by carrying out the duties of a Prefect. They’ll work within a team and develop organisational and communication skills. They will gain insight into the workings of our multi-cultural organisation. Being a prefect will look good on their CV and they will receive training which is designed specifically for prefects.

Training

All prefects received Prefect Training.

Duties involve supporting Staff in the smooth running of the school whether in specified roles such as monitoring of doors etc or on a wider scale, playing host to visitors or fronting public occasions such as plays and concerts.

At all times Prefects will be expected to be worthy ambassadors of the school showing themselves and the school to the best possible advantage.