Prefect Team 2016
Congratulations to the Year 10 students listed below who have all been selected in the first draft of the 2016/17 Prefect Team. Owing to complications with the submission of some applications, the process has been slightly delayed this year. Those students who have not been selected will be regularly considered at frequent points throughout Year 11. Prefects will be presented with their tie and badge during Lower School Honours Assemblies in the final week of term. Duties will be assigned at the start of the new Academic Year in September.
We wish all of our Year 10 students an enjoyable final week of Work Experience.
Information for Students and Parents on the Selection Process for Prefects
As we move towards the final term, Year 10 will make the transition to become the oldest Year group in the Upper School. At this time, we select a group of students from within the cohort to assume the position of prefects.
What is a prefect?
Prefects take on a form of guidance and a leadership role within the student body of the academy. They will assist with daily duties and whole academy events. They are expected to become role models for their peers, arriving to the academy on time, wearing their uniform correctly and acting in a way that other students should aspire to. There is no single quality (or combination of qualities) that determines a good prefect. Everyone brings different qualities to the position and the success of the team is based upon just that. This is an important role within our academy and any prefect not maintaining the high standards expected may result in them being withdrawn from their position.
How are prefects selected?
All students in Year 10 have been addressed in assembly and are actively invited to apply for the position of prefect. The application form can be found below. All applications will be considered and the names of these students will then go forward to our staff body who will be allowed to make a set number of nominations. From these nominations, a panel will consider and agree on the final selection. Attendance, punctuality, attitudes to learning and personal qualities will also be considered in the final selection. The deadline for applications is Friday 17 June.
How many prefects are selected?
There is no set number of prefect positions. The number of successful applicants will depend on the quality of the field. In 2014, 48 students were chosen from 135 applicants. In 2015, 75 students were chosen from 165 applicants. These groups were then added to over the course of Year 11.
How will they know if they have been selected as a prefect?
Students that are successful with their prefect application will have their names displayed on the academy website on Friday 1 July. Those who are unsuccessful will be considered at regular points throughout Year 10 and 11.
A formal presentation to students will be made in Lower School Honours Assemblies at the end of July.
Should you wish to discuss any aspect of the selection process for prefects, please contact me at the academy. Mr S Richardson