The following policy is proposed in response to the growing demand for an accountable leadership and problem solving learning opportunity for the young people under our care.
Mother’s Pride International provides many opportunities for students to develop leadership and representation skills and we entrust pupils with responsibilities commensurate with their strengths and abilities. Formal pupil leadership (a Prefect System) provides important benefits for both the pupil and the school. Prefects have the potential to influence the school environment and the behaviour of their fellow pupils by becoming advocates for positive change in the school community. It has been proven that when children actively participate in leadership in school life, and their ideas and opinions are listened to and valued, they feel respected and encouraged to make further contributions. The benefits to the school and the pupils include:
Increased communication skills.
Improved academic performance for students involved.
Greater commitment to the school from the wider student body.
Positive influences on the climate of the school.
A strengthened school spirit.
Increased co-operation from all pupils.
A network of support for the pupil body.
1. School Prefects will work to ensure that their moral and academic life shall always be a model for the student community to emulate.
2. All Prefects will undergo a training seminar with the school Principal or Teachers where their duties and responsibilities will be explained to them.
3. Each Prefect shall have a document defining his/her area/s of responsibility.
4. Should any Prefect tarnish the name of the school or fail to set an example to their peers their badge and duties will be suspended.
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 that distinguishes their office 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 behavior.
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, in discharging their duty, act in kindness, assuming the role of senior brother/sister to the junior ones placed in their charge.
Prefects shall work together as a single body to promote cohesiveness and discipline in all their domains.
Prefects will work to ensure the smooth functioning of the school by helping to facilitate peace,order and discipline and strict respect of school rules without fear or favour.
Prefects will attend all school events and activities when required where possible, and will be expected to help, lead and serve.
Prefects shall not sublet their authority to their friends for convenience.
Prefects must be excellent ambassadors for the school, representing the school image positively.
Prefects will act as additional pairs of eyes at break times and lunchtimes and to report to staff serious misbehavior.
Prefects will act as friends and buddies for those who need support.
Prefects will carry out tasks and jobs as may be directed from time to time by staff.
Prefects will work in groups or pairs, so there is always more than one witness and another with which to share judgments.
Prefect General Requirements: