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.
- 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.
- Helping to keep the sports facilities and resources tidy and organised.
- Accompany children to sports events to help provide support.
The children have to apply by letter to Mr Briant (Assistant Head Teacher) and Mrs Waller (yaer 6 teacher). They consult with the Year 5 and 6 teachers, to see which children are deserving of such a privileged position.