“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.
Freddie, Music Prefect
What have you done in your role as Music Prefect?
I help by tuning the guitars and ukuleles. I am also available to set up chairs and help teachers prepare for classes.
How has your role changed during Covid?
As well as tuning the instruments, I now wipe down the guitars and ukuleles.
What part of your role do you see as most important?
I like that boys from other classes are able to play the instruments after I've wiped them down. I am also pleased to be doing a reading in the Easter service.
What do you most enjoy about your role?
I mostly enjoy that it is such a good role for me because of how much I enjoy music.