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The Roles and Responsibilities of Our Prefects

The Prefects at St Wilfrid’s 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 a prefect is considered to be a real privilege.

The prefects at St Wilfrid’s take on many roles and have many responsibilities, such as:

  • 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;
  • Leading classes and supporting others around the school;
  • Librarians;
  • Delivery of staff information
  • Litter monitors

Why We Have School Prefects at St Wilfrid’s CE Primary School
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.

We believe that prefects, like our Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl have a very important role to play in the day to day organisation of our school and as only Year Six pupils are allowed 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.

The prefect badge will be expected be worn every day. Prefects are expected to take full responsibility for their badge and not lose it through carelessness.