Issued: September 20, 2016
King Harold Academy's Pupil Leadership Team
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Head of School Kim Thackray with some of the new Pupil Leadership Team at King Harold Academy
Year 11 students at King Harold Academy have become exemplary role models for younger pupils.
Thirty-five year 11 students have been appointed to the Pupil Leadership Team of which 18 are Prefects and 13 have been appointed as Senior Prefects.
The team is led by Head Boy Adam Freeman and Head Girl Lisa Nakimuli supported the Deputy Head Boy Tom Wilkinson Deputy Head Girl Morgan Healy.
All students on the Pupil Leadership Team had to apply and undertake a comprehensive interview process by providing examples and details of how and why they felt they were suitable candidates and what positive contributions they could make to the school.
The role of the Pupil Leadership Team is to lead by example.
Members are not only positive role models for the school but also the first point of contact for some of the students in younger years.
The Pupil Leadership Team will provide support, guidance and motivation to other students at form times, academic review days and at break and lunch times.
All prefects have already undertaken duties at break and lunch-time duties to ensure students are conducting themselves appropriately and providing support for the new Year 7 students.
The Pupil Leadership Team have many ideas about the contribution they would like to make to their school and have initiated meetings with the Head of School Kim Thackray.
One of the first formal duties of the prefects will be to help out and support on Open Day on October 1.
All prefects will be guiding potential new students and their parents/carers around King Harold Academy ensuring they take part in the activities and answering any questions that parents or children may have.
The Pupil Leadership Team will also be mentors to other students, creating a high profile presence within the academy.