Poppy Arnold, North Tyneside Young Mayor 2018-2019, with Mayor Norma Redfearn

The Prefects are a body of students who have applied to lead the school’s student community. Alongside two Head Prefects nominated after application and interview, the team of prefects support departments, year groups and areas of the school to ensure student leadership of various projects, enhancing the learning and experiences for all students. Beginning their tenure in Y10 and passing the baton on in Spring of Y11, the opportunity to wear a purple tie is open to all and each year it’s an exciting time as the new group begin their roles and responsibilities.

At Marden we also encourage student leadership in the wider community, and we are proud that our students regularly take part in prestigious events such as Young Person’s Question Time and Holocaust Memorial Day. Our students also regularly get involved with North Tyneside Council’s annual Young Mayor campaign. Marden High has had two students elected to the post of North Tyneside Young Mayor in the last few years, a post which lasts for a tenure of one year, and this is testament to the confidence and maturity of our student body, and the sense of autonomy and ownership that is fostered within our school community.