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Roles & Responsibilities

Senior School allows students the opportunity to become a Form Class Mentor and/or a Prefect in Year 13 and in Year 14, or the honours positions of Head Boy & Girl and Deputy Head Boys & Girls.

These honours are competitively sought and give students positions of real responsibility in the school. As such, they equip students with key skills and experiences in leadership, in preparation for their Post 18 future.

The Prefect system is very much valued in the life of Parkhall Integrated College and our Prefects play an integral role in the day-to-day running of the school. Consequently, Senior School students and staff enjoy excellent working relationships.

The Roles

Training for the role is built into Induction for Year 13 and 14 and includes role-plays, team building and training with Young Enterprise to develop their leadership skills. The Senior School Formal is a special occasion and there is always a stylish turnout from students and staff from both schools. Our Senior Prefects play a key role in organising this event.

Our Senior School Team, led by the Deputies and Heads, have specific responsibilities for organising functions, duties, the Study Room and the ever-popular formal. This provides our prefects with invaluable leadership and events management skills and experience.

Head Girl/Boy Responsibilities

  • Be a role model for both peers and junior pupils in terms of behaviour and dress.
  • Perform general prefect duties. Participate in assemblies
  • Be present at College functions after College hours or at special events.
  • Draw up a duty list for all prefects in consultation with Mrs Gourley, deliver a speech at Prize Giving and read a lesson at the Carol Service.
  • Liaise with Pastoral Leaders about whole school issues and speak at their assemblies, when appropriate
  • Meet with Mrs Spiers with ideas/information about the daily life of the College.
  • Mentor our Year 8 pupils on a weekly basis in their registration groups.
  • Become actively involved in one of our committees including events, pupil voice, study room, eco club and formal committee.

Prefect Responsibilities

  • Set a good example in terms of behaviour and dress
  • Complete lunch time duties, ensuring that all pupils are playing with care and with fairness.
  • Complete Canteen duties, ensuring all pupils queue in an orderly fashion, eat with good manners, clear their tables and do not leave the canteen with food.
  • Take part in College Assemblies.
  • Assist at College functions – serving guests, car parking etc.
  • Help any pupils in distress, talking to shy or new pupils and listening to those who are upset. If you feel that any child is experiencing difficulties, tell the designated teacher, Mr Dane immediately.
  • Introduce shy/new pupils to others by means of previously prepared games at break times.
  • Be present at Prefect meetings to share and find out information as well discuss helpful strategies to resolve issues.
  • Meet with Mrs Spiers with ideas/information about the daily life of the College.
  • Mentor our Year 8 pupils on a weekly basis in their registration groups.
  • Become actively involved in one of our committees including events, pupil voice, study room, eco club and formal committee.

Prefect application form