Our 2023-2024 Senior Prefect Team
HEAD BOY - William Smith
My name is William Smith and I went to St Oswald’s Catholic Primary School. Being made Head Boy at St Edmund Arrowsmith is nothing less than an honour. Since my first day in Y7 I aspired to be one of the older student prefects, helping and assisting younger students, such as myself. I am so proud to have been accepted for this role and promise to maintain it with the same compassionate and driven spirit that at SEA we value so much. I will always appreciate what everyone has done for me at St Edmund Arrowsmith, constantly motivating me and urging me to do the best in everything I do, I have them to thank for the person I am today. Being a strong-willed and determined individual, I intend to support, impact and inspire the lives of our students at our school, both through my work ethic and beliefs, such as the Catholic Ethos I and our school community hold so dear. I hope I can do this and continue to be a consistent role model for those around me.
HEAD GIRL - Poppy O'Donoghue
Leadership is not a position or a title it is actions and examples. I’m Poppy O’Donoghue and I am extremely proud to have been chosen as Head Girl for the next academic year. This has been a goal of mine since I was a pupil at St Oswalds Catholic Primary School, therefore, to succeed is a very proud moment. During my time at St Edmund Arrowsmith I have been an active member of the school community, representing my school in all areas from academic challenges to sports matches. I am friendly and approachable, and I am always willing to support my peers. In my role as Head Girl, I am looking forward to inspiring younger members of the school community to make the most of the plethora of opportunities available to them, encouraging them to be the best versions of themselves. I am ready to give back to the school that has given me so much and offer support where needed, acting as a role model, and fulfilling the school’s catholic ethos. I am grateful to the whole school community for my experiences over the last 4 years and their faith in me to take on this prestigious role. I look forward to leading the prefect team alongside the Head Boy, William, and the deputies.
DEPUTY HEAD BOY - Owen Guest
I am Owen Guest and I am pleased to be Deputy Head Boy at St. Edmund Arrowsmith for the upcoming academic year. True leadership isn't just about titles; it's about taking action. Regardless of your year group, you can count on me to be approachable, friendly, and always ready to lend a helping hand. My drive is fuelled by the desire to excel and uplift others. I owe an immense debt of gratitude to the remarkable teachers, incredible friends, and fellow students who have been my unwavering support throughout this journey. Now as Deputy Head boy, I hope to give oxygen to the voices and opinions of my peers, to represent all students no matter their interests so that together we can forge the best school experience possible.
DEPUTY HEAD GIRL - Emily Gillard
I am Emily Gillard and I have the pleasure of calling myself Deputy Head Girl of St Edmund Arrowsmith for the 23/24 academic year. During my time at school I have always pushed myself to be the best person I can be which I will carry out into my new role and later on in life. As a person I believe I am a friendly, kind and approachable person, which I think is a vital part of my job at St Edmund Arrowsmith. I thoroughly believe that my time at St Edmund Arrowsmith has shaped me into the kind and friendly person I am today, and I would be completely lost without it. I am looking forward to repaying our school for everything it has done for me over the next twelve months by carrying out my job to the best of my ability while with working with the other heads a deputy alongside the rest of our senior prefect team. It has been the best four years working alongside the staff and pupils and I am excited to have an even more important role this year as Deputy Head Girl. With this role I feel it is important to support other pupils and staff, follow our catholic faith and listen to ideas to make our school community more enjoyable. Having this important role has always been a dream of mine and I am extremely thankful to be given this amazing opportunity.
DEPUTY HEAD BOY - Calum Williamson
My name is Calum Williamson and I am delighted to say that I am Deputy Head Boy at St Edmund Catholic High school. This is an amazing achievement that I will never forget. From the moment I set foot in this school in Year 6 I felt like I was welcomed by the teachers and the fellow students and that support flourished as my school career developed. It is with such happiness that I am able to thank all of my teachers for allowing me to reach my true potential. With this new role, I hope to strengthen our school community and give back to the school in any which way I can. This role also allows me to listen to my fellow pupils and to help them with any problem or worries that they may have. Over the next 12 months I will strive to be the best version of myself and to represent the school in the best way possible.
DEPUTY HEAD GIRL - Sarah Kelly
My name is Sarah Kelly immensely excited to be taking up the role of Deputy Head Girl of St Edmund Arrowsmith for the 23/24 academic year. I have always pushed myself throughout many aspects of school life and I believe that my time at St Edmund Arrowsmith thus far has helped shape me as an individual and helped me to better myself, through the support of fellow pupils and caring staff. I would consider myself a kind, reliable and approachable person which I understand will be vital to my role. In my role I will try to help support the school community and act as a role model for all. I feel that it is important to help support and assist both the pupils and teachers at this school by working as a team with my fellow deputies and head boy and girl. As Deputy Head girl I will strive to follow my catholic faith, and listen to the important opinions and ideas of others to help better our school so it is safer and more enjoyable for many. I am extremely grateful for the support and guidance I have received from staff and pupils so that I have become the person I am today. I believe in this role I will have a platform from which I can inspire others and help them achieve their goals. I believe that if I work with my fellow deputies, heads and senior prefect team we can improve the school community for everyone.