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The role of a prefect is incredibly important to the working life of the whole school and the selection process is rigorous. All prefects have their own individual roles which range from being a Charities Prefect to a Head of House or Head of Year. These roles include leading various different groups, organising whole school events and ensuring that students are motivated and involved. As the Heads of School, we lead the prefect team, provide feedback to the Headmaster and Head of Sixth Form weekly and play an active role in whole school events.
The responsibility of being a prefect enables you to develop and improve upon a multitude of core skills. These include having the confidence to stand up and lead a team, the ability to speak in public and the enthusiasm to motivate other students. The role of a prefect is highly demanding yet incredibly rewarding and something that we would urge all students to aim for in their forthcoming years at Silcoates.
Felix Morson-Pate and Cara Maynard-Connor, Heads of School 2019-20
My Silcoates journey began in 2009, having attended Sunny Hill since the age of two. I am studying A levels in Maths, Further Maths and Computer Science, as well as undertaking the Extended Project Qualification, looking into Matthew Benham, a pioneering football owner. Next year, I intend to study Data Science at the University of Warwick and my ultimate goal is to become a sports data analyst. When not in the classroom, you can find me on the sports pitch playing football, hockey or cricket, on stage having been involved in many school productions, as well as the annual ‘Silcoates Does’, or in the music school, be it singing in the choir or rocking out at S-Fest. Outside of school life, I enjoy writing and performing my own music, refereeing local junior football and playing darts and tennis with my family. The Head of School role is demanding but extremely rewarding. I enjoy representing the School in this role, working closely with both staff and pupils to ensure that the best Silcoates experience is had by all. Whilst there is a lot to do, I relish being able to give back to the school I have attended for so long.
I have been at Silcoates for ten years (I started in Year 3) and I am currently taking A Levels in Biology, Mathematics and Religious Studies. When I started in the Sixth Form, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to go onto study at university, and the variety of my A levels has enabled me to keep various future doors open. My aspiration is to read Law at Cambridge, with a view to becoming a solicitor. I enjoy the mix of both academic studies and the wide range of co-curricular activities I take part in each week. These include sport (1st XI hockey) and music (clarinet and choir), which I thoroughly enjoy. I also managed to complete my Gold in the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award whilst I was in Year 12. Being one of the Heads of School has been very demanding and requires a lot of energy and commitment, although I also find it very rewarding. The role will prepare me for the future challenges I will soon face at university and in my life beyond.