The Prefect Team
At Yardleys we believe in helping every child achieve their potential, their potential of being the best person they can be. To us every child’s Personal Development is paramount to them being successful members of society. One of the ways in which we do this is via our Leadership programme. Every student has the opportunity to take a role of responsibility, whether it is Form Captain, Vice form Captain, Year Captain, Eco Leader or Prefect in the later years. Our prefects are carefully selected through a rigorous application process. Students need to first apply and then those with successful applications will continue through to the interview stage. This will help our students develop their interview skills and give them experience at a formal College/ University/ Career application process.
Being a Prefect is all about developing ‘Soft Skills’, skills you will not necessarily learn in a classroom setting when preparing for exams.
Prefects also have the opportunity to apply for the position of Head Prefects. Each applicant is required to do a short task that would then lead to an interview with the Head Teacher. These students will go onto represent the school and become the student voice on our School Council.
Shafim Rahman - Head Prefect
I was in fact made an honorary prefect at the start of year 10 by Mr Pohl, as I would volunteer to assist staff with their duties. Being a Head Prefect means a lot to me. I am able to give excellent support to every young student with their learning. I am a conscientious, hardworking, dedicated student who is willing to help and assist in any way
I can. The school has offered me many opportunities and has given us experiences at various careers events. I look forward to helping others and myself achieve the best we can.
Sahib Saleh Mohamme - Head Prefect
As a student at Yardleys school, all students have been provided the opportunity to excel educationally as well as allowing willing students (like myself) to partake in extra curricular roles and activities; like being a Prefect. Therefore this expands our skills and varies them because we uphold responsibilities and do activities that would not typically be practised in lessons. I have been able to overcome any struggles or issues within my school life- both educational and personal- through the support of staff and peers throughout school. Over these years I have spent in school, teachers have helped me find my feet and improve my behaviour where needed.
I believe I am a hard working student with great ambitions, and through the support available to me from school, my goals can be attained. While at Yardleys, I have been involved in many extra curricular activities, enrichment for everyone, and trips- such as visiting universities- I find these very useful as it helps students decide what they want to do in later life. Being a Head prefect is a great achievement and a privilege which I am proud of because of the competition for the role. It raised my confidence in upholding roles of seniority and responsibility.
Rhea Rakhmat - Head Prefect
I have been very grateful for being given many opportunities such as being trusted to hold responsibility over the Yardleys school environment. Being Head Prefect has allowed me to become more open minded and confident when dealing with situations within the school, sometimes with the help of extremely supportive staff members. Some of the roles I have been given previously included jobs such as: giving tours around Yardleys to visitors, while thinking of new, innovative ideas for improving the 'Yardleys Experience'. I believe that being a Head Prefect will benefit me massively by opening new doors for me in the future, since the role will teach me many important life skills (communication and teamwork to name a few) which will hopefully support my development in becoming a good role model for others.
Ahmad Ali - Deputy Head Prefect
Yardleys is more than just a school. Throughout my time here, my mind has opened up to just how much we can achieve with our self-belief and efforts. The nurturing nature of the school staff has increased my level of self confidence and I feel that I am being prepared to succeed in the wider world. Here at Yardleys, there is an excellent education system which provides quality teaching across the full spectrum of subjects. With the support of the teachers, I truly believe each and every one of us can achieve our goals.
Roohan Rashid - Deputy Head Prefect
As a student at Yardleys school I have been able to refine my weaknesses through the help of the various staff and support available over the course of these 4 years. I am a hard working student with specific goals in mind which I hope to achieve post-16 and I persevere through every task I am given. At Yardleys there are many opportunities such as extra-curricular activities, STEM project in Year 7 which is science based, Enrichment which allows you to choose from a variety of events and activities which let us have a break from traditional education life. Being a Deputy Head prefect is a great achievement and increases my confidence overall as it helps to extinguish my weakness - having a lack of leadership roles. Overall, a Deputy Head prefect will provide many benefits to me personally and essentially help mould me into a better individual.
Paradise Edwards - Deputy Head Prefect
I'm a dedicated student who enjoys English, Chemistry and art! I have gained so much experience at Yardleys School, including being one of the 30 students who was chosen to go to Cambridge, becoming a Prefect and then becoming Deputy Head Prefect! Each of these experiences that the school provided has helped increase my knowledge, understanding and fascination for subjects I want to study in the future, including my leadership and teamworking skills! Yardleys has given me the opportunity of being Deputy Head Prefect, which I take very seriously and I am extremely grateful. It is because of this reason I have continued to push myself to achieve the perfect working environment where we can all feel safe, accepted and comfortable no matter our race, religious beliefs or sexuality for I know that this will help keep Yardleys and our community a positive, creative and thriving place to be!