At The Westgate School, we are very proud of our Pupil Leadership opportunities. Pupil leaders are the very best ambassadors for the school and are the embodiment of our core principles and values. Pupil leaders are often called on to lead at school events such as Open Evening and Partners in Learning Evenings as well as supporting concerts, Year 6 Taster Days, Summer Camp and a wide range of other school events.
Pupils may become a prefect from the Summer Term of Year 9, and they may also apply to become a Senior Prefect in the Spring Term of Year 11.
Our current Senior Prefect team consists of:
Head Boy - Chiron L
Head Girl - Sophie S
Head Pupil All Through - Rosalie U
Deputy Head Boy - Sidney F
Deputy Head Girl - Kizzy R
Deputy Head Pupil All Through - Daisy M
Applications to become part of the Senior Leadership team for the next year, will open in February, including Head Boy, Head Girl and Head Pupil All Through.
Becoming a Prefect
To become a prefect, pupils from Years 9,10 and 11 may apply during the Spring Term. The qualities needed to be a prefect at The Westgate School are:
A positive outlook on school life, with evidence of participation in the wider life of school and an exemplary attendance and punctuality record.
School Council and Other Pupil Leadership Opportunities
There are so many other opportunities to develop Pupil Leadership skills at The Westgate School. As well as our prefect team, our House system requires House Captains for each of the four Houses: Air, Earth, Fire and Water. Tutor Captains are also elected for each tutor group. Along with Senior Prefects, tutor captains sit on the School Council which meet every half term. Representatives from ECO Group, Charity Group, Curriculum Group and Well- Being Group are also invited to join the school council, so that a range of views from the pupil community are expressed and shared using this democratic forum.
The Pupil Curriculum Group meets regularly to talk with teachers to reflect on the received curriculum. Pupils are also invited to discuss their perspectives on the received curriculum during Faculty Review Fortnights. Pupils' views are taken into account when faculty leaders review their curriculum design.
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