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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.

Prefects for the 2020/21 academic year will be announced in due course, interviews have been delayed due to Covid as many pupils were not in some pupils were not in school due to isolating.

Head Boy

Head Girl





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 Boy/ Head Girl

  • 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