Academic prefects play a key role in the academic life of the School, helping pupils achieve the most they can from an education at Worth.
Each year academic prefects are appointed, all of whom have notable achievements in their time at Worth. As well as being role models, they also have roles in pupil voice and mentoring. They collect pupil voice from younger pupils and feed back to the academic leadership team with comments and suggestions about how teaching and learning can further develop. They also act as mentors in their specialist areas, whether that is applying to Oxbridge, US universities or a specific subject area.
One of this year’s academic prefects said: “I think one of my major pieces of advice to all students is to make the most of every opportunity you get. Also, it is really important to remember that people are here to help you. I think I speak for the entire academic prefect team when I say that we are here to help; not only that but also remember that teachers are here to help you.”
Another told fellow pupils: “The academic prefects have all been in your shoes. We know what it’s like to be new to the school, we know what it’s like having trouble studying for an upcoming exam, we know what it’s like being uncertain about what the future holds. So please if you ever need help with anything don’t hesitate to ask.”