At West Exe School, we place a key emphasis on empowering our students and encourage them to take on leadership roles within the school. An important part of this is the selection of Year 11 senior prefects.
All of our students wear a different badge to represent their leadership role. They may apply, be elected or volunteer to work with Year 11 Prefects and a link member of Staff in a variety of areas.

Year 11 Prefects fulfil a range of duties around the school and support with evening events.

Year 11 Prefects are also linked to other aspects of student leadership to take responsibility

School Parliament

At West Exe we are committed to responding to the views and ideas of our students.

Our School Parliament is chaired by the Head Boy and Head Girl. Members of Parliament (MP) are elected from each tutor group, and gather to represent the student body’s views at Parliament Sittings three times per year. The Head Boy and Head Girl then feed back to the Senior Leadership Team, who respond the following week with outcomes and decisions. The MP will then feed this back to their tutor group.

Charity and Fundraising

We are dedicated to supporting local, national and international charities. In 2017-18 we supported Young Minds who work with young people and their mental health.

Within the four houses, Year 8’s are responsible for researching charities and facilitating a house vote for their chosen charity. During the school year each House puts on 1 whole school fundraising event. These are organised by elected Charity Ambassadors from each House Group along with the Head of House and Year 11 Prefects.

Subject Ambassadors

These are students who have applied and been selected to represent their chosen Subject. It is a fantastic opportunity to develop leadership, communication and organisation skills.

Roles may include:

  • Organising and running sports events
  • Hosting lunch and revision clubs
  • Representing their subject at Open Evening/Options Evening
  • Creating displays/resources
  • IT support for staff
  • Working with visitors and extracurricular activities

Welfare Ambassadors

Anyone is welcome to sign-up to be a Welfare Ambassador. Together with the link Year 11 Prefects, these ambassadors work to raise awareness about Anti-bullying, Mental Health and E-Safety over the three cycles in the year. Students may choose to focus on an area of their choice to put on assemblies, events, drop-ins and give advice.

Green Ambassadors

Anyone is welcome to sign-up to be a Green Ambassador. Together with the link Year 11 Prefects, these ambassadors raise awareness and support our school in becoming as eco-friendly as possible. This may be within the school with technology-free days, recycling initiatives and assemblies, or by giving pupils tools to protect the environment at home.

Reading Mentors and Student Librarians

These are students who have applied to support literacy in our school by hosting sessions, keeping the library organising and supporting pupils in younger years with their reading.

Primary Mentors

Primary Mentors are pupils in Year 7 and Year 9 who apply to work with Miss Lewis to support Year 6’s in their transition to West Exe. Their role includes:

  • Visits to local primary schools
  • Facilitating Year 6 transition day in July
  • Escorting new Year 7’s in September to their classes
  • Being a friendly support