At Sherwell Valley Primary school we run a Prefect Scheme. Children in Year 6 are asked if they would like to apply to become a Junior Prefect.
Our Prefects are role models – always setting a good example to younger children and carrying out a whole range of activities that help with the smooth running of our school such as:
- Being assigned to a younger class – and assisting that classteacher in supervising movement around the school.
- Supervising behaviour at assembly and break times.
- Giving new parents or children tours of the school.
- Speaking to parents at after school meetings e.g. for residential trips or new initiatives regarding the curriculum.
- Writing a piece for the School Newsletter each month.
- Showing Visitors/Candidates around our school – and helping out at interviews.
- Visiting secondary schools with staff to support Year 6/7 Transition.
- Lunchtime Support - helping with the organisation of eating, and getting the little children in the right place at the right time.
- Reporting to the School Office at 3:00pm: to take messages/deliveries to members of staff.
- Helping Mrs Johnson with the Book Fair.
- Helping out at school discos and other F.O.S.V. events.
- Helping with events that happen in school time such as School Council Elections, Sports Day etc
- Helping with events that happen outside of school time such as The Christmas Fayre, Christmas and Performing Arts Club Shows etc.
The children have to apply by letter to Mr Kingston, the Deputy Head. He consults with the Year 5 and 6 teachers, to see which children are deserving of such a privileged position.