Leadership Opportunities

Taking on positions of responsibility and acting as role models for the younger boys is an important part of life in the Sixth Form at Wetherby Senior.


Year 12 Academic Mentors are trained to help younger pupils with subjects. They work with Heads of Department and are assigned a younger pupil to support each week. Sometimes this is to help boost a pupil’s performance in class, help them to understand their prep or to extend and challenge their learning to a higher level. This is a very rewarding experience for all involved.


Year 12 Peer Mentors undertake training to support younger pupils and act as a ‘big brother’ role model. They support their mentees both on a regular basis, or sometimes just as a one-off. The issues discussed vary, from school to home life, but all mentors are trained to approach matters seriously and sensitively.


Prefects are chosen in the Spring Term by all staff and all members of Year 12. There are different Prefect posts including Head Boy, Trib Captain and Form Prefects. These roles are exciting opportunities to provide leadership, manage teams and act as role models. Boys are encouraged to prepare for applications by being active Trib members, leading their own clubs and societies and participating in school events.

In recognition of this honour they have a Prefect Office in Hannah House which is equipped with a kettle, microwave and fridge as well as desk space to work and comfortable seating. They are awarded a Prefect tie and have a different shirt. As thanks and celebration, there is a Prefect Dinner towards the end of Year 13.


Led by a Senior Prefect, the School Council meets each half-term to discuss ideas suggested by boys in the school, and then works with the Headmaster and Heads of Section to implement these suggestions. The School Council is made up of

one representative from each tutor group in the school. Students that wish to be considered must make a short speech to their tutor group about why they would make a good representative, and then the tutor group democratically elects their preferred candidate. They are an integral part of student leadership at Wetherby Senior and have played a significant role in a range of initiatives, including the creation of the dedicated Friday Activities slot and the introduction of Wetherby’s annual Diversity Day.

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