“Being a prefect at the top of the school gave our son an understanding of the responsibility he had for the welfare of the younger boys.” Parent
We use older pupils as role models unashamedly. The older boys in the school are acutely aware of the influence they have on younger boys, and the responsibility that such influence brings.
They lead and help in assemblies and with house meetings and run School Council and Team G as well as other clubs. They also work with younger pupils every day as their ‘form monitors’, listening to them read or helping with their work. Year 8 boys undergo training and don armbands at breaktimes to show that younger children can go to them for help if necessary. As well as the Head Boy and Deputy Head roles, all Year 8 pupils hold important positions at school and play a vital role in the smooth running of different areas – Charities, Whole School Events, Innovation, Wellbeing, Sport, School Council, Team G, Music, Playground, ICT to name but a few. Pupils are actively involved in the day-to-day running of the school and are able to initiate changes and make budget requests.
Jack - Head of School Council
What does your role involve?
I help purchase equipment for the school and help with the facilities as well as represent the School Council.
What do you most enjoy about your prefect role?
Finding useful resources for the school that people will use for years to come.
What part of your role do you see as most important right now?
Making the school days the best and most enjoyable as they can.
In what ways do you feel you are making a difference to the boys at Solefield?
Hopefully, we will be able to make Pre-Prep more comfortable in the early years of their school life at Solefield, which is really important. I would also like to make the older boys' last year at Solefield a memorable one.