A NEWLY appointed team of prefects are excited at the prospect of taking on a variety of responsibilities as the new school year gets underway.

Prefects have an important leadership role within Flint High School, which includes supporting the pastoral team during form periods and assisting with the implementation of school rules in break duties.


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Prefects at Flint High School


As ambassadors for the school, they are also involved with representing the school on visits and at special events.

Due to the unprecedented situation this year, the prefects were appointed after a change to the normal selection process.

Students were asked to apply online by writing a formal letter to Mrs Emma Lane, the year 11 Learning Manager, outlining why they would like to be a prefect, together with any relevant experience, skills and qualities they could bring to the role.

A selection panel comprising the five form tutors, Mrs Lane, and the learning manager and assistant learning manager for year 8, evaluated all the application forms and selected the successful candidates based on each student’s contribution to school and their overall approach to school life.

Mrs Lane said: “It was a very difficult decision to make the final selection as we could only have a certain number of prefects. If I could, I would have made everyone who applied a prefect, such was the standard!

“The new prefects have already written their own code of conduct and organised their break duty rota. We would like to congratulate them all on achieving their appointment and hope they find their roles an enjoyable and enriching experience.

"I am sure they will do a brilliant job over the year ahead.”

A total of twenty-eight prefects have been appointed, as well as head girl, Cerys Hughes, head boy, Aaron Martin, two deputy head girls, Leah Jones and Lilli Daniels, and a deputy head boy, Joseph Burrows.

On being chosen as a prefect and head boy, Aaron Martin said: “Since I joined high school I always wanted to be a prefect so as soon as the option to be a prefect was available, I applied straight away. When I got the call from Mrs. Lane I was so happy but when I was asked to be head boy, I was completely overwhelmed. I am so grateful for being selected because, for me, it was a dream come true. I was just so speechless, not to mention my family who are also extremely happy for me.

“As a prefect and head boy, I hope to set the best example to all the younger children and other prefects in Flint High and help out as much as I can. I would also like to help staff members to the best of my ability. I am looking forward to helping maintain the school’s high standards as well as improving things when we can.”

Becoming a prefect was also a goal that Cerys, head girl, had set herself early on.

She said: “When I applied, I really didn’t think I would be selected so when I received a call from school, I had no idea why they were calling. Miss Davies then asked if I would like to be head girl, I couldn’t believe it! For the rest of the day I had a smile from ear to ear.

“As head girl I hope that I can be a role model to other students and support them as far as possible. I would like to help engage all students in school life and inspire younger students to become a prefect or even head girl or boy one day.”