The Highcrest Academy


Academy Council

The Academy Council is made up of the Head Boy, Head Girl and one representative from each year group.

Each form has a Form Representative who has been nominated by students in their tutor group. The students meet as an Academy Council every two weeks with Mr Mizera and the Head Boy and Head Girl chair this meeting. Every other week each Form Rep meets with their Head of Learning. Once a half term the Head Boy and Head Girl take all the key issues discussed at the Academy Council meetings and attend an SLT meeting to discuss student issues.

Prefect Team

We have two Prefect teams at Highcrest - one group made up of Year 11 students and one made up from students in the Sixth Form.

The students in Year 11 are involved in day to day activities at Highcrest with the aim to help them develop their leadership skills. All Year 11 Prefects are First Aid trained. The students, who can be identified by their black ties with the red Highcrest crest, are asked to undertake two lunchtime duties on a weekly basis. Half of them acting as supervisors around the site and half of them working with specific departments, helping to run clubs for students across all year groups. All students will get the opportunity to experience both roles throughout the year as both allow them to develop in different ways. All Prefects are role models for their peers and will represent the school in events such as Open Evening where they will act as a tour guide.

All Prefects in the Sixth Form can be identified by their red lanyard with “Prefect” embossed alongside
the Academy crest.

The Sixth Form Prefect team has become larger in the past year and is made up of students from both Year 12 and Year 13. The Sixth Form Prefect teams main role is to support departments, during registrations, at break and lunchtime and at school events such as Open Evening and Celebration of Excellence. All Prefects in the Sixth Form can be identified by their red lanyard with “Prefect” embossed alongside the Academy crest.

The Senior Prefect positions of Head Boy and Head Girl (Year 13 only), Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl (Year 11 only) are decided at the start of the year following a whole Academy vote. Any Prefect is eligible to apply for the position, which they must do so in writing by the end of the first week back in September. Mr Shaw will then discuss their applications with their relevant Head of Learning and the Senior Head of Learning with three students for each position put forward to speak to the whole school who will all vote as they leave the assembly via the polling boxes.

Each year we encourage all students to think about and put themselves forward for the role of a Prefect at Highcrest. Students can apply for this role via an application form which is available to all following an assembly led by their Head of Learning or the Senior Head of Learning.