School prefects are our student ambassadors at The Albany.
They are the face and voice of student leadership.
Twenty boys and girls are selected at the end of Year 9 by every member of staff including all support staff and are expected to carry out leadership duties for two years. Such duties include break time supervision of play areas and corridors, delegated department assistant responsibilities, mentoring younger students and attendance at all Parents evenings.
As Year 11 students leave to take GCSEs the top eight Year 10 boys and girls who have completed effective training will be asked to apply for the four Senior Prefect posts and are interviewed by the Senior Leadership Team. Being a School Prefect carries a huge responsibility and stands the students in good stead for the future as further education and future employers recognise the qualities that our Ambassadors possess.
Within each Year Group there are also areas of pupil responsibility. Each individual pupil can apply to become their form captain and council member. This gives them the opportunity to attend school council meetings and have a say in any changes that occur in the school. Within each House and Year group sports captains are elected to help to run and select the teams to compete in the Inter-House events. Each house has two House Captains to help to run and judge competitions.
Pupils can be selected to become a Peer mentor. This involves an element of training in order to prepare them to support other pupils in the school.
In physical education lessons pupils are offered the choice of selecting the Sports Leader Award. This gives pupils the opportunity to learn about leadership within sport and attend local primary schools to lead Physical Education Lessons.