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Student Voice

What is the Student Voice?

Teacher in charge:  Miss Spencer

The aim for each student body is to have a positive impact in the Academy and have a platform to suggest areas of improvement, making sure that each voice is heard and has the ability to make a difference.

Student Voice meetings

The various Student Councils, Year Councils and Faculty Councils all meet separately on a regular basis; additional meetings are organised when needed.

Student Voice Contacts

If you have an idea, issue or area of the Academy you feel needs improving or developing please contact the students and/or staff below:

  • Suggestion box outside ICT Base
  • Email Miss Spencer
  • Contact any of the teachers, Student Council members or Year Council Leaders

Some of the roles of the Student Council are:

  • Representing the Academy at evening events throughout the year
  • Meeting, greeting and showing visitors around when necessary.
  • To help with academy events such as Parents evenings, open evening and extra curricular activities.
  • Form interview panels to interview new staff
  • Run charity events, such as the Christmas shoebox appeal

Year Leaders and Representatives

Leaders are elected from year groups to represent the views of all pupils in their year group. Working closely with their Head of Year they lead Council meetings, meeting regularly to discuss important issues.

Heads of Year

The roles of the Year Leaders and Representatives are hugely prestigious to fulfill and undertake.

Some of the job descriptions

  • To act as a role model for all students at Ormiston Sudbury Academy.
  • To have an active role in the Student Council, attending weekly meetings.
  • Give feedback on changes and decisions which affect you and your peers.
  • Be proactive and have an opinion.
  • To work as part of a team and carry out specific duties as directed by your Head of Year.
  • Help run and organise house events and trips
  • Give notices in assembly
  • Gain student opinion on changes or future changes

Why be a member?

  • Represent the Academy/Student Body
  • Represent Year group
  • Demonstrating responsibility on your CV
  • Feeling involved, having a say
  • Help develop the Academy
  • Give feedback on changes and influence decisions
  • Seen by Colleges and Universities as a prestigious role to fulfill


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