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Our Prefect System

At Shoreside, we operate a prefect system - a role for which all Y6 children are eligible to apply.

 

  • In specifying the behaviours and values which we want our prefects to embody, we seek to encourage our oldest pupils to be good role models and to act as older brothers and sisters for all.
  • We want to build upon the previous the responsibilities that children have enjoyed throughout school and prepare them for similar roles in secondary school.
  • Whilst recognising the proper responsibility of school staff, we acknowledge the important role that our older children can play in safeguarding others and in encouraging good behaviour and safety.
  • In opening to all Y6 pupils possibility of becoming a prefect to all we recognise and encourage inclusivity and the diversity of our school body.

 

 

 

 

Shoreside Primary School

 

Prefect Job Description

 

The Role of Prefect

 

As part of our citizenship education, 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 Shoreside Primary School, we believe that prefects have a very important role to play in the day to day organisation of our school. Only Year Six pupils are allowed to apply for this position, reflecting their relative maturity and influence. 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.

 

Responsibilities

 

Typical responsibilities include:-

 

•           Ensuring that children line up quietly, sensible and safely at the end of lunchtime and

            breaktimes;

•           Working with classes during wet break times;

•           Monitoring corridors and other areas to promote pupil safety and security;

•           Working alongside teachers to promote positive behaviour.

 

 

Not all prefects will carry out all roles, but will work according to agreed rotas and within an overall school plan.

 

Accountability

 

Prefects are directly responsible to the Deputy Headteacher. They will also work under the guidance of school staff, responsible for particular areas (Teachers, TA’s, Lunchtime Supervisors and so on). Prefects are not directly responsible for pupil behaviour, safety or security.

 

Prefects are expected to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Be punctual for duties, keep to plans and rotas and attend all prefect meetings where possible.

  • Be good role models, keeping school rules and exercising common sense and sensitivity when dealing with other children.

  • Be positive and enthusiastic , encouraging and motivating fellow students.

  • Be cooperative, helpful, well-mannered, trustworthy, kind and responsible

  • Be respectful toward teachers, their peers, and the school environment.

  • Treat other fairly, without showing favour to friends or siblings.

  • Be excellent ambassadors for the school, representing the school image

  • Failure to live up to these expectations may, after a warning and chance to improve, result in the loss of prefect status.

     

     

    Application Process

     

    If you would like to be a prefect, please apply via a short letter to Mr. Thomas, stating the reasons why you want the post and why you would be a good candidate for the role. This application should be received by XXXXXXXX.

     

    Successful applicants will receive training for the role.

Prefect Duties

 

 

Class Prefects

 

Role – At the end of every breaktime and lunchtime,  to assist the teacher on duty by making sure that classes line up quietly and in straight lines so that the next session can begin productively.

 

Reception -

 

Y1 -

 

Y2 -

 

Y3 -

 

Y4 -

 

Y5 -

 

Y6 –

 

 

Hall Prefects

 

Role  - During each lunchtime,  to assist the lunchtime supervisors by making sure that classes line up quietly and in straight lines so that the distribution of food, the seating of children and passage through the corridors can take place smoothly, calmly and safely.

 

Junior Hall

 

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Infant Hall

 

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Stairway / Corridor Perfects

 

Role - At the end of every breaktime and lunchtime,  to assist the school staff on duty by making sure that classes move through the corridors and upstairs calmly, quietly and safely so that the next session can begin productively.

 

IT Suite

 

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Y1

 

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Lost Property Prefects

 

Role – To collect and distribute any items of lost property left on the playground, ensuring that they find the correct owner.

To supervise  regular laying-out sessions of unnamed lost property with the aim of uniting items with their owners.

 

 

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