A new Head Boy and Prefect Team have been appointed at Ermysted’s Grammar School.
As the new of the academic year approaches, a new Head Boy team made of current Year 12 students has been appointed to step into the shoes of the outgoing team.
They are Musa, Head Boy, and his three Deputies, Dominic, Thomas and Michael.
The four successful appointees had to pass a series of challenging tasks and interviews. An original field of 26 applicants for the position was whittled down to 16 after a teacher and student vote.
The final 16 students had to deliver a presentation on an area of the School that they would like to improve, before responding to a series of questions from the Sixth Form Pastoral Staff and two of the outgoing Senior Prefects. They were also tasked with the challenge of an ‘in-tray’ task where they were given a folder of the typical tasks of a Head Boy and asked to prioritise them.
The highest scoring eight students were then put through two gruelling interviews: the first was conducted by the outgoing Head Boy Team; the second was conducted by the Sixth Form Pastoral Staff and a selection of outgoing Senior Prefects. Both interviews covered the students’ track records both in and out of school and their suitability for the job.
Newly appointed Head Boy Musa said, “I’m looking forward to the year ahead and want to succeed in my duties by making a meaningful impact in the year ahead. I want to do the best I can for the school with the help of the Deputy Head Boys after a challenging year.”
Meanwhile, Michael said, “I believe it’s very important for senior prefects to be a role model to younger students.”
Thomas added that “we are looking forward to working together as a team for the remainder of this academic year and the following. We really enjoy working together.” Whilst Dom stated that, “the interview process was very intense, but it gave me a greater sense of reward when I was successful and has given me insight into how competitive applications can be.”