By Year 6 the children are ready for more responsibility and they undertake a range of duties as prefects, house captains, head pupils, monitors and librarians. Every Year 6 child spends one term as a Prefect. This means that all the children have the opportunity to experience a position of responsibility and to develop their own leadership skills.
Prefects confidently act as tour guides to visitors to the school and as Science Monitors they take great care of the range of school animals. They learn how important it is to act responsibly and to show self-discipline. They increasingly work with independence and are offered the chance to lead some of the learning within academic activities. We are very proud that our Year 6 children head to their senior schools with a firm understanding of what it takes to be a good leader as well as having first-hand experience of undertaking a number of leadership roles during their time with us.
A Head Boy and Head Girl are appointed for each term. On top of their prefect responsibilities these children also have opportunities to deliver their own speeches to prospective parents and on Speech Day. They assist the Deputy Head with the organisation of whole school events, such as the weekly celebration assembly, and represent the whole school by welcoming and thanking visiting speakers.