The role of the College Prefect
College prefects will be appointed during the summer term each year. All students from Year 10 will be eligible to apply and if successful will begin their duties during the following September. Students must complete an Application Form (details found below) to the college Principal and undergo a short interview. Successful candidates will be notified in writing.
College prefects will undertake the following roles and duties:
- To attend the annual college Open Evening and provide guided tours to prospective parents.
- To represent the college when required at parents evenings, parent tours, Primary School road shows etc.
- To be assigned to one of the four houses and a tutor group within that house. Prefects are to work closely with the tutor(s) to provide pastoral support to the tutees.
- To attend house assemblies on a rota basis, undertaking jobs as directed by the HPL – reading notices etc
- To undertake one weekly break or lunch time duty.
- To uphold the college behaviour policy.
- To lead by example, upholding college rules and expectations when other students are not following these.
- To act as a role model to all other students.
- To help the Head Boy and Head Girl to run the Student Voice.
- To help their designated house organise and run fund raising activities for the House Charity.
- To support Yr 6 students during their induction day at Henry Cort in July (Role undertaken by successful Year 10 students who will be interviewed in the first half of the summer term).
College prefects will have the following qualities:
- Well motivated
- Smart appearance
- Positive – sees solutions rather than problems
- Supportive of others
- Good relationships with both staff and students
- A team player
Continued failure to undertake these roles and duties in a satisfactory manner will lead to a student losing their prefect status!
This is a developing role; subject to change as further opportunities arise. Above all, the college prefects will undertake these roles and any other as directed by the College Senior Leadership Team.
College Prefects, in pairs, will undertake one break or lunch duty per week. The duty areas will be as follows:
Departmental Corridors – to keep students outside
- English and PSHE
- Humanities and Languages
- DT and Art
- Music and Drama
- Learning Resource Centre as directed by Ms Taylor
College Prefects are not to simply stand inside and tell students to go outside. They are to patrol their designated corridor areas, ensuring students are not loitering around, dropping litter etc. They should also ensure toilets are being properly used if in their departmental area. This is a patrol – not a stand and chat. College Prefects may also be directed by the Department Curriculum Leader as the need arises.
In the unfortunate instance of finding a poorly behaved student, who will not follow the instructions of the College Prefects during their duty, the College Prefects should inform the curriculum staff in the department who will deal with the student (s) in question.
Curriculum Leaders are keen to work with the College Prefects and help them carry out their role in a positive way. Prefects should therefore make sure they regularly attend their duty and arrange to swap with another Prefect if they know they will be absent.