“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 children.” Parent

We use older pupils as role models unashamedly. The older children in the school are acutely aware of the influence they have on younger pupils, 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 pupils undergo training and at breaktimes to show that younger children can go to them for help if necessary.  As well as the Head Pupil 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.

Aaron - Deputy Head Boy (Charities) 

What does your role involve?

My role involves helping to find charities for the school to support and assisting with writing letters to them.

What do you most enjoy about your role?

Finding out more about all the many charities there are.

What part of your role do you see as most important?

Finding which charity we can raise money for and then being able to help them.

In what ways do you think you are making a difference to the pupils at Solefield?

I want to make the pupils to feel that they can be like me one day and be in year 8 with all of these responsibilities.

Aaron, Deputy Head Boy (Charities)