Prefects and Student Voice
The prefect structure exists to allow students the opportunity to develop and to practise their leadership skills whilst serving their school community or representing the school both locally and nationally. The structure provides leadership pathways for all students within the school and opportunities to develop skills such as working within a team; solving problems; making decisions, be enterprising and to take responsibility.
The Senior Prefects team consists of the Head Boy and Head Girl, four Deputy Head Boys and four Deputy Head Girls. These students represent our school at formal events, lead student voice, lead all other prefects (the Prefect Team, Deputy Prefect Team and Assistant Prefect Team) and have whole school responsibilities.
The Prefect Team (year 13 students) will lead a team of students on whole school responsibilities. The team of students will be elected from each year group and will form the Deputy Prefect Team (year 12 students) and the Assistant Prefect Team (year 11 students) and year representatives (including Form Captain, Student Voice Rep and Sports Rep) from years 7 – 10.
By taking on a prefect responsibility, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate the quality of commitment by upholding a post of responsibility within the school.
- Demonstrate leadership skills through the organisation of activities within the school.
- Demonstrate social values throughout the school.
- Support school staff in the promotion of excellence within the school.
- Enjoy the privileges afforded from positions of responsibility.
- Act as role models for other students in the school.
- The Head Boy and Girl represent the views of the students of the school and are the students’ ambassadors for the school.
- The Head Boy and Girl are responsible for leading and organising the whole school student voice team.
- The whole school student voice team will include the Head Boy and Girl, and two representatives from each year group.
- The whole school student voice team will meet regularly with the Headteacher to discuss student views, ideas and any issues.
- All students have the opportunity to elect a member of their tutor group to be their tutor group student voice representative.
- Students have the opportunity to elect two members of their year group to be their year group student representatives.
- Students have the opportunity to put forward ideas or suggestions for discussion at student voice meetings via their form representative or their year representative.