The March CE Primary Prefects
The March CE Primary appoints prefects at the end of Year 5 to begin in Year 6, to undertake various roles and responsibilities around school and provides opportunities for children to act as positive role models for the other children within our school.
All children are invited to apply in writing to become a prefect at the beginning of Year 6 and their application letter needs to include:
• Why they want to be a prefect
• The personal qualities they possess which enable them to fulfil the role
• How they demonstrate these skills and qualities
• What they think they can offer to their March School team as a prefect.
As a primary school we are very keen to recognise the hard work and positive behaviour of our children and becoming a prefect is a perfect opportunity to recognise and celebrate these qualities. Successful candidates are presented with their badge at a special assembly after which they start their job in earnest.
The Roles and Responsibilities of Our Prefects – Job Description.
The Prefects at the March CE Primary School must lead by example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show to others and their school uniform.
A prefect’s role is varied and to be awarded a school prefect badge is considered to be a real privilege.
The prefects at the March CE Primary will take on many roles and have many responsibilities, such as:
• Working in the office at lunchtimes
• Checking the ICT suite and new laptops
• Helping in the new Enquiry centre
• Working with classes during wet break times
• Monitoring cloakrooms
• Energy savers, turning lights off at playtimes/dinner times
• Working alongside teachers to promote positive behaviour.
• Supporting the Buddy system in school
• Helping to set up the hall for assemblies
• Showing visitors around the school
• Helping the Headteacher with parent afternoons.
• Working with the school bursar to help raise funds for the school.
• Helping other children understand the school values and the importance of them
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 the March we believe that prefects have a very important role to play in the day to day organisation of our school and as only Year Six pupils are allowed to apply for this position, it is considered to be very prestigious.
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.