We believe that children need to experience duties and responsibilities that come with being a member of a community in order to help them prepare to play an active role as citizens. At Prince of Wales we believe that prefects have a very important role to play in the day to day organisation of our school and Year Six pupils are allowed to apply for this prestigious position. Prefects are, in a sense, junior members of staff and are expected to take their role seriously. The position not only allows the Year Six pupils to lead by example and demonstrate their responsibility, it also enables the younger children to learn from a good example. Every prefect has to apply for the job and their applications go through a selection process. Once their application has been successful, prefects are awarded badges in a whole school assembly where parents are invited.
This the Year 6 Prefect Charter
The Head Boy and Head Girl meet with the Headteacher/deputy headteacher regularly to discuss school developments and take an active role in school events and achievement assemblies.