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Joydens Wood Junior School


Our Prefects at Joydens Wood Junior 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.

At Joydens Wood Junior School we believe that prefects have a very important role to play in the day to day organisation of our school. 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.

Every prefect has to apply for the job and their applications go through a selection process. There are however two points of application during the year to
allow all children to gain the experience of the additional responsibilities and privileges that come with this very important job.

Whilst the School Council members are chosen democratically by children, the senior staff identify and encourage suitable children to apply for a prefect position.

Once their application has been successful, prefects are awarded badges in a whole school assembly.

Our Prefects for 2017/2018 are:

Frank (Head Boy), Gracie (Head Girl) , Racheal (Deputy Head Girl), Joshua (Deputy Head Boy), Bella, Izzie, Henry, Daniel, Elsie, Lyla, Mark, Taylor, Jay, Tabby,
Rebecca, Angel, Lili, Isabel, Rose-Anna, Jamie, Ben, Sophia, Sonali, Zara, Nanayaa, Olive

Joydens Wood Junior School prefects must lead by example at all times in their behaviour, the respect they show to others and their school uniform. They take
on many roles and have many responsibilities, such as:

•  Contributing to the school newsletter
•  Helping at lunch time
•  Encouraging children to walk up and down the stairs calmly and quietly
•  Working with classes during wet break times
•  Showing visitors around the school
•  Assisting at school fairs and events
•  Helping in the dining hall

Of course, prefects are offered privileges which include, being allowed to be indoors when they wish, work as mentors with other children, and fortnightly meetings
with Mrs Ridgers and a termly  meeting with Mrs Watson.

Pupils from Year 6 may be added to the current group of prefects as the year goes on, the list is never closed.

The Head Boy and Head Girl meet with the Headteacher/Deputy Headteacher regularly to discuss school developments. Mrs Ridgers works with the Head Boy
and Girl to timetable prefect responsibilities.