Prefect role within The Morley Academy –

‘Exceptional, every day’ is the ethos every member of the Prefect Team exemplifies throughout the academy. Having the honour of being a prefect as well as Head Boy at The Morley Academy, I have learnt to live by this motto in my day-to-day life as a student.

One thing I have learnt from being a Prefect is how to work collaboratively with members of staff to achieve as much out of lessons as possible. This is aided by becoming an autonomous learner which is an essential quality of a Prefect.

Prefects carry out lunch duties every week in The Morley Academy in their respective areas. This has allowed us to develop responsibility skills whilst also helping staff maintain behaviour in our social areas.

To become a part of the Prefect Team you must be a student that wants to exceed expectations, a respectable students and most importantly, a role model for our younger students.

I hope that you will consider becoming a part of The Morley Academy Prefect Team when in Year ten and I also hope that you enjoy the experience as much as I did.

– Dominykas 11CS

Being a member of the Prefect Team at The Morley Academy has been a wonderful experience for me. Having the chance to not only take the responsibility to be able to speak for the students of our school, but also to work closely with school staff to make changes so that students are comfortable in a learning environment, has been wonderful.

On behalf of the Prefect Team, being a Prefect has helped us improve our ability to understand ‘authority’ and has caused us to realise how necessary it is for us to demonstrate to younger students in the academy what it takes to be a positive role model and give them someone to look up to and aspire to be like.

Prefects carry out one lunch time duty per week around the academy; this has not only allowed us to model positive behaviour, but has also given us time to communicate with younger students to ensure they are safe and secure within the academy.

– Antonia 11MR

We want our students to leave us as responsible citizens who:

  • Make a positive contribution to society
  • Are well prepared for life and work, including economic and moral freedom
  • Appreciate the benefits of diversity and challenge injustice
  • Believe they can change things for the better
  • Earn the esteem of others

Our commitment as a staff body is:

  • To have high standards for all students
  • To have a determination that disadvantage can be overcome and equality advanced
  • To have huge ambitions for all the young people we serve
  • To be intolerant of mediocrity and cynicism
  • To endeavour to engage our parents in our work
  • Typicality – well planned and well delivered, day-in, day-out

  • Positive relationships showing mutual respect, humility and resilience

  • Regular and detailed feedback, for without it sustained improvements will not happen