At Harris Academy Morden we are committed to giving students a range of opportunities to take on responsibility. Throughout their time at the academy, our students will be called upon to act as tour guides, volunteer for the student council, take part in assemblies or read the Harris Homily.
During Year 10, students are invited to apply for a range of responsibilities such as Literacy or Numeracy Prefect, Library Prefect, Year 7 Tutor Assistant, TLC Assistant and Peer Mentor. When considering applications we take into account attendance, punctuality, behaviour and nominations from staff. The most suitable applicants will be considered for the roles of Head Boy and Head Girl and will be interviewed for these positions by the Principal.
Student leaders are expected to stand out in the student body, not simply because they wear a badge, but because they act as role models for younger students and ambassadors for our academy. They are highly visible at events such as Open Evenings and Induction Days and may be called upon to guide visitors, give speeches or represent the academy at external events.
The Prefect Body meets half-termly and individuals are encouraged to contribute towards the development of student leadership at the academy.
Becoming a student leader at Harris Academy Morden not only helps to develop a young person’s self-confidence, but also helps them to stand out on college and job applications when they progress to Post16, Further or Higher Education.