The Junior Headship Team
Who are we?
We are the Junior Headship team, designed to bring about change and discuss matters that involve Bay House pupils and the wider community. We will work closely with the Pupil Voice to discuss matters arising throughout the year.
Prefects (from the Latin praeficere which means ‘to lead’) are selected for their ability to lead others and are, indeed, pupil leaders.
Prefects have the responsibility to set an example to others in the school community through a positive attitude to learning, good citizenship and good conduct. Prefects are expected to be role models for the younger pupils to aspire to and are required to undertake various duties throughout the year.
The role of Prefect requires commitment and applicants are asked to consider the impact of this in the year they will also be taking their GCSE examinations.
Specifically, the role of a prefect involves:
- Wearing a different colour outer garment at all times and having a visible ‘presence’ around the school
- Lunch duties working alongside staff to supervise other pupils
- Helping during selected open evenings such as the Year 6 Open Evening and the Year 7 Meet the Tutors event
- Being the ‘face’ of the school at other events
- Working with and supporting the pupils and tutor of an allocated Year 7 or Year 8 tutor group each week in their tutor base
- Helping younger pupils by becoming involved in clubs and societies
Prefects are awarded the further opportunity to apply for the additional responsibility of the Head Boy or Girl and Deputy Head Boy or Girl positions. Successful applicants for these roles are formally interviewed by a panel of Senior Leadership Team members and a representative from the Governing Body.
The responsibility of the Junior Headship Team includes:
- Presenting assemblies
- Attending governors meetings (when requried)
- Attending meetings with senior leaders (when required)
- Attending additional parents evenings
- Primary school visits
What is Pupil Voice?
- A way for pupils to provide feedback and suggest changes they would like to make to THEIR school
- Each tutor group has 2 representative who’ll be invited to regular meetings with Junior Headship and teachers to discuss matters in various subgroups.
- Every pupil in school should have more of a say – if there is something pupils would like to change, it should be raised through one of the pupil voice reps and they can bring it to the teachers attention.
- There are opportunities for Pupil Voice representatives to get involved in various projects throughout the year – whatever the school community is passionate about
- Some of the pupil voice reps will also get the opportunity to meet with other school pupils and leaders to share what they like about their school, but also ‘steal’ good ideas from other schools!
We also send delegates to the UNLOC Student Voice Academy who’s mission is to ‘Empower young people to be the changemakers of today’.
More information on UNLOC is available at http://www.studentvoiceacademy.co.uk/