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Skills for Students


Prefect Training

Developing skills for effective performance

Prefect training workshop

A high quality Prefect training programme enables your students to develop the skills that are necessary for effective performance.


Prefects have a complex role to play, involving effective communication with a wide range of people, from other students to teachers and parents. Their responsibilities often require effective problem solving, task delegation, time management and negotiation, as well as acting as a mediator and support network for fellow pupils.

Our active, engaging workshops will help your Prefect team to develop their overall confidence in their role.


We run half-day or full-day programmes which explore a number of areas, including roles & responsibilities, team-work, assertive communication and problem-solving. If you have specific requirements for your team, we can tailor the content to meet your needs.

This workshop will help your students to answer questions such as:

  • What is my role and what responsibilities do I have?

  • What do other people expect from me?

  • How can the Prefect team work together and solve problems effectively?

  • What are my key strengths and how can I put these to good use?

  • How can I communicate effectively with other people?

  • What can I do to become more assertive?

  • How do I control my emotions to stay calm and effective?

  • How can I overcome challenging situations at school?

For Prefect teams & Head students

Run at your venue or online

Half-day or full-day


Face-to-face or a series of interactive online sessions

What do our Prefect Training workshops include?

Our workshops are tailor-made to your requirements and can include a range of engaging topics:

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Roles & Responsibilities


Gaining clarity of the roles & responsibilities of the Prefect team.

Prefect Teambuilding

Teamwork & Problem Solving


Discovering the behaviours of high performance teams, through group-work and activity.

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Assertiveness & Communication


Developing verbal & non-verbal communication skills to improve confidence.


Dealing with Challenging Situations


Practicing techniques for dealing with challenging situations & keeping calm when under pressure.

Prefect Prism

Building Self-Awareness


Using the PRISM tool to develop an awareness of preferred behaviours and personal impact.

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The Prefect training workshop can also include the PRISM questionnaire, a neuroscience-based development tool that is currently used by some of the world’s leading organisations for staff development.


We've been using PRISM with students for a number of years now and it provides an engaging way to explore behaviour.


PRISM helps the Prefects to improve their self-awareness. They will gain a deeper understanding of how they prefer to behave, explore their communication style and learn methods to recognise and respond to other people for greater success. 

An online questionnaire is completed before the workshop, which results in an individual PRISM Map and report.


Students can also access the interactive iMap online platform on their phone, tablet or computer to explore behaviours further. 

What people have been saying...

"We have been delighted with the training delivered by Team Thinking over the past eleven years and there is absolutely no doubt they have assisted greatly in developing these young people into excellent leaders and role models”


Paul Williams, Second Master

Epsom College

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"This workshop really gave the clear encouragement and information that we need to be the most effective prefect team we can be, while learning about ourselves as individuals throughout the day. The environment created was safe and supportive, and the things we learned will certainly be made use of in our lives as prefects."


Sixth Form Prefect

City of London Freemen’s School

"I loved my prefect training with Team Thinking! It helped me realise the different forms of communication, what my roles are as a prefect and I also got to know the other people in my team a lot better."


Sixth Form Prefect

Brighton College

"The workshop was brilliant. As a Year 13 pupil, I feel as though I can now lead more effectively."


Sixth Form Prefect

Pangbourne College

"The workshop was amazing in its way of teaching me how to make myself more presentable and confident. The workshop also taught me the importance of communication in a team."


Sixth Form Prefect

King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar School for Boys


"This workshop helped me to develop my speaking skills as well as my confidence. I learnt how to present in an engaging way and the trainers all created a very encouraging and lovely atmosphere."


Sixth Form Prefect

Chobham Academy


Get in touch now to discuss booking this workshop

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