The boys selected for leadership roles this year are:
Bart Newsom-Davis: Head Boy
Robbie Jones: Assistant Head Boy (Pastoral)
Ritchie Rana: Assistant Head Boy (Well Being, Diversity & Inclusion)
Karol Yousuf: Prefect with responsibility for Year 11 and Academic Study
Harry Moore: Prefect with responsibility for Year 10 and PR
Gus Oosthuizen: Prefect with responsibility for Year 9 and Sports & Facilities
Louis Schomberg: Prefect with responsibility for Year 8 and Charity
Dylan Ritter: Prefect with responsibility for Year 7 and Transition Stages
Edward Hopley: Head of Churchill
Nathan Girish: Head of Marlborough
Shrirup Hazari: Head of Wellington
Barnaby Lord: Head of Nelson
Prefects are appointed at St James for four main reasons:
- To provide Sixth Formers with the opportunity to serve the school in a responsible capacity
- To support staff by ensuring that the school rules are followed
- To set an example to younger boys and encourage them to behave in a safe and considerate manner
- To help foster respect and trust throughout the school community
They are chosen by the Head of Sixth Form in consultation with the Headmaster. They will be young men who have shown that they are ready to take responsibility and are reliable and trustworthy. They will have an excellent disciplinary record, be hard-working academically and be making a contribution to the school in some other way – for instance in sport, music, drama, charity work, or assisting with a Club or Activity. They will be able to communicate well, keep calm under pressure and be wholly supportive of the ethos of the school.
Those invited to become Prefects must sign the ‘Prefects Code’ . A Head Boy, two Assistant Head Boys, five Prefects with responsibilities for each year group and four House Captains are chosen from the group and these form the Prefects’ Committee. The Committee’s main responsibility is to produce a rota of duties and ensure that the Prefects perform them well.
The main task of the Prefects is to provide the younger boys with role models and to listen to their concerns. They also assist in the smooth running of the school and in promoting good conduct. Prefects meet with the Head of Sixth Form at regular intervals and learn how to develop leadership skills.
Becoming a Prefect is an ideal way for young man to learn how to serve the community and to take an important step on the road to self-reliance.