“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.
Frank - Pre-Prep Prefect
What does your role involve?
I help in Pre Prep. I help look after them in the mornings and get them ready for the day. I also listen to them read.
I have spoken at three Open Morning and told perspective parents all about how great Solefield is. I also really helping at open mornings because Jane bakes us some really delicious biscuits!
What do you most enjoy about your role?
I really enjoy spending time with the younger boys. They are so funny.
What is the most important thing about being a prefect?
Being a good role model to the rest of the school. I believe I am kind, respectful and inclusive.