Prefects & Student Voice

We have a very active Student Voice committee and students who join us at John Port will have the chance to apply to be a prefect in Year 7. Our prefects work hard to support students in the academy, participate and organise charity events and work with our local community. They are our ambassadors for the academy and are respected. We have a Head Boy and Head Girl who are in Year 13 as well as whole committee of prefects in each year group.  From September 2021, our new Head Boy is Jacob Sadler and our new Head Girl is Connie Locker.

Our Prefect community is now approaching 200 students who represent the high expectations and values of the academy. They constantly go out of their way to help shape the academy for the overall benefit of each and every student and their hard work on youth topics and mentoring is world class. We look forward to the next term and continuing our excellent work.

If you would like to see what being a prefect is all about, this might be useful to you: Student Voice Journey

Student Voice Summer 2021 newsletter and Application Form

The new Student Voice team have put together a Summer 2021 newsletter which is available here.

Student Voice Celebration Assembly 2021

On Tuesday 26th May, we celebrated our Prefect Community with an awards assembly. The afternoon, led by our outgoing Head Boy, Rob and Head Girl, Niamh saw prefects from all year groups receiving awards for their service and dedication over the year. Recipients collected trophies and certificates from our Head Boy and Girl and Year Leaders.

We were particularly proud to welcome Rose Murgatroyd whose son James attended John Port and in whose memory our students fundraised for the charity CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young). Communication Leads, Bailey and Charlotte were very proud to hand over a cheque for over £5,000 to Rose for this charity – a culmination of our fundraising over the last two years. We also welcomed back our former Head Girl, Martha Airey, who opened the ceremony and whose team contributed significantly to the fundraising campaign.

Awards presented were:

  • Sophie L – winner of Year 7 prize
  • Martin I – winner of the Year 8 prize
  • Penelope S – winner of the Year 9 prize
  • Luke C –  winner of the Year 11 prize
  • Fern W – winner of the Sixth Form prize
  • Sol P – student councillor of the year
  • Shalini P, Ava O’B and Connor W – peer mentors of the year
  • Fern W and Sam H – special recognition

Click here for photographs from the assembly.

Congratulations to our 2021/22 Head Boy and Head Girl!

Jacob Sadler and Connie Locker have been appointed as our Head Boy and Head Girl for this academic year. They are both great role models and ambassadors for the academy.

The Senior Student Voice Team for 2021/22 are:

  • Connie L / Jacob S – Head Girl and Boy
  • Tom B and Molly S – Head of Communications
  • Ella E, Archie D and Katie S – Heads of Mentoring
  • Holly B – Head of Diversity
  • James S – Head of Student Council

Incoming Head Girl and Boy, Connie Locker and Jacob Sadler (front) with outgoing Head Girl and Boy, Niamh Lowe and Rob Fisk