At Pemberley Academy, we believe that children should be given the opportunity to lead and help others. Many children thrive when given duties and responsibilities, and we believe that having these responsibilities enable children to play an active role as citizens of our school.
At Pemberley Academy, we believe that prefects have a very important role to play in the day to day organisation of our school. As only Year Five and Six pupils are allowed to apply for this position, it is considered to be very important and prestigious. Prefects are very much like junior members of staff and are expected to take their role seriously.
The position not only allows the pupils to lead by example and demonstrate their responsibility, it also enables the younger children to learn from good role models.
Every prefect has to apply for the job and their applications go through a selection process. There are however two points of application during the year to allow all children to gain the experience of the additional responsibilities and privileges that come with this very important job.
Whilst the Head Boy and Head Girl prefects are elected by all staff members, all other prefects are identified by staff, themselves or peers and encouraged to apply for a prefect position.
Once their application has been successful, prefects are awarded badges in a whole school assembly and have their picture displayed on the school’s Prefect display.