What is a Prefect?

  • A prefect in Post 16 is a student in a position of responsibility who acts as a role model for the younger members of the College. Therefore they must uphold the HIGHEST standards at all times – Including uniform, adherence to school rules, effort, attendance, punctuality, attitude, respect, manners, motivation to work etc.
  •  Help to maintain standards.
  •  Working with and guiding the younger students in the school.
  •  Show leadership.

What will I do as a Prefect?

As a prefect you will be allocated different duties:

  • Break and lunch duty.
  • Bus prefect.
  • Anti Bullying prefects (work alongside Mrs Robb).
  • Charity work.
  • Asked to take part in different events in school e.g. open evening guides, visit local Primary Schools.

What is a Mentor?

  • Someone who works with the Year 8 and Year 9 students.
  • Attends their registration once a week to help them and the tutor.
  • Carries out specific duties e.g. Organising Rock Stars, Spelling tests, paired and small group reading.
  • Helps the Year 8s settle into the College. Be a guide/advisor/friend.
  •  A role model.
  • Shows leadership skills, can work with young people, is organised.
  •  Good academic performance.

Why become a Prefect or a Mentor?

  • Develop your leadership skills.
  •  Develop your people skills.
  •  Excellent for your CV.
  •  Gain valuable experience you can talk about at University or job interviews.
  •  Ideal for students who want to peruse a career working with young people e.g. childcare, teaching, social work.
  •  Good for part time job applications.
  •  You will be given training for the role.
  •  Get a badge!

Application Process

Complete the application form demonstrating the following:

  •  Why you want the role? Why should I pick you?
  •  What skills and qualities you can bring to the role?
  •  Any experience you have.
  •  Your attendance %
  •  Must be Word processed (font size 12).


An Application form can be found at: www.hazelwoodcollege.co.uk/Curriculum / Post 16/ Prefect/Mentors

Successful applicants will be notified by letter specifying role.

Further information can be obtained from Mrs Maynes in M26

Deadline: FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER 2018