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Marshland High School

Student Leadership

Student Leaders at Marshland High School play a vital role in making sure that student voices are heard and acted upon.

Head Students
Jonathan Auguste




Roles and Responsibilities

The role of a School Prefect is not limited to one thing and will include: assisting teaching staff in their lessons, supervising the canteen corridor and queues, organising activities and maintaining order in the School. Roles and responsibilities of the Head Boy/Girl, senior prefect and prefects include

Head Students

  • Act as a bridge between teachers and students.

  • Help teachers to maintain a quality class and better school atmosphere.

  • Look after the overall activities of the school.

  • Keep vigilance on other students when they are in and out of the school.

  • Check the dress code of the students.

  • Act as a role model to their peers.

  • Counsel and guide the peers in positive discipline.

  • Collect feedbacks and suggestions on school development plans from the peers and report during meetings.

  • To make sure the students of the school uphold all the values


Senior Prefects

In addition to the duties of a Prefect, a Senior Prefect is also responsible for the following duties:

  • Maintain collaboration among Prefects.

  • Co-ordinate Prefects activity.

  • Represent the Student Body.



  • Observe the school rules at all times.

  • Be dressed appropriately at all times.

  • Maintain an excellent attendance record.

  • Be punctual for your duties.

  • Maintain a perfect behavioural record.

  • Be positive and enthusiastic.

  • Be able to encourage and motivate fellow students.

  • Be co-operative, helpful, well-mannered, trustworthy, and responsible.

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

  • Display leadership qualities: confidence, initiative, problem solving skills.

  • Be willing to take on extra responsibility.

  • Be able to work independently and complete tasks without supervision.

  • Maintain a good academic record.

  • Be a good ambassador for the school.

Discipline of Prefects 

  • Prefects should act as the role model for all the students in the School.
  • Prefects must adhere to School Rules and Regulations at all times.
  • The main duty of prefects is to maintain an atmosphere of friendly cooperation, peace, discipline and unity in the School.
  • Prefects should serve as counsellors to younger students.
  • Prefects must liaise and collaborate with each other, as a team, to ensure efficiency and smooth running of their own area of responsibility and of the school as a whole.
  • Prefects academic and behavioural standards must be maintained.
  • Prefects will always work in the interest of the school.
  • They should follow the code of conduct promoting the core values.

The Role of a School Prefect

Our prefects are ambassadors for our school and we expect each of them to embrace the general duties outlined below;

In performing duties as School Prefect, each prefect will be expected to:

  • Support the ethos of the school and promote the core values
  • Respect the rules and regulations of the school and observe the school rules at all times
  • Be dressed appropriately at all times. Prefects shall wear their badge and tie that distinguishes their role at all times
  • Be punctual for duties and attend all Prefect meetings where possible
  • Maintain an excellent academic and behaviour record and lead by example, ensuring the pursuit of academic excellence and orderly behaviour
  • Be positive and enthusiastic, encouraging and motivating fellow students
  • Be cooperative, helpful, well-mannered, trustworthy, and responsible
  • Be respectful toward teachers, your peers, and the school environment
  • Display leadership qualities: confidence, initiative, problem-solving skills
  • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities
  • Be able to work independently and complete tasks
  • Prefects shall work together as a single body to promote cohesiveness and discipline in all their domains
  • Prefects will attend all school events and activities when required where possible, and will be expected to help and lead
  • Prefects must be excellent ambassadors for the school, representing the school image positively
  • Prefects will carry out tasks and jobs as may be directed by staff

Senior Prefect Roles

Pupil voice Prefects: (Head Boy/ Head Girl)

  • Chair Student council meetings
  • Promote student voice around the school
  • Meet with SLT regarding student council feedback
  • Compile and produce a prefect termly newsletter to students
  • To act as ambassadors for the school at whole school events

Charity Prefects: (senior prefect)

  • To participate in promoting charitable events
  • To support with organisation of events relating to specific charities
  • To create a termly ‘Charity Update’ for the prefect School Newsletter
  • To liaise with Events Prefects to organise and lead one charity initiative per long-term (Autumn, Spring, Summer)

 Events Prefects: (senior prefect)

  • To support with marketing whole school events
  • To support Charity prefects with termly initiatives
  • To attend all whole school events and act as tour guides/provide refreshments
  • To collect information regarding extra-curricular activities, lunch activities and support staff with developing and launching these activities.
  • To organise interform competitions (non-sporting)

Duty Prefects: (senior prefect)

  • To produce a monitoring duty rota for all prefects
  • To be responsible for making sure prefects are always on duty at break and lunch times
  • To help with behaviour and promoting schools values

Sports Prefects: (senior prefect)

  • Represent sport in school.
  • Organise House matches and assist with the running of sports day.
  • Work with the sports ambassadors
  • Promote sporting activities and support PE department with the organization running of sporting fixtures.
  • Liaising with Head of PE and PE department with staff assigning duties as necessary.
  • To create a termly ‘Sports Update’ for the school prefect newsletter.

Student pastoral support Prefects: (senior prefect)

  • Support students
  • Run an open room to support students with issues
  • Promote anti bullying
  • Promote mental health awareness

Year Group: (senior prefect)

  • Liaising with DS, SSW, pastoral managers and form tutors assigning duties as necessary.
  • Help with transition of primary to secondary students
  • Help to support intervention where needed

Subject/Curriculum: (senior prefect)

  • Give help to subject leaders to promote clubs/trips
  • Liaising with Subject leaders and with staff assigning duties as necessary.
  • Help to support intervention where needed
  • To create a termly ‘Subject Update’ for the school prefect newsletter