Student Leadership

Announcing our newly elected Head Boy and Head Girl, along with their deputies:

Head Girl Lauren and Head Boy Hubert

Head Girl Lauren and Head Boy Hubert

Deputy Head Girl Bryony and Deputy Head Boy Joseph

Deputy Head Girl Bryony and Deputy Head Boy Joseph

Hustings took place on Wednesday 30th November 2016 attended by over 100 students.

Six candidates presented their speeches to inform the audience of their potential plans should they be elected as Head Boy and Head Girl. They had to persuade the voters, in a very short amount of time, with their inspiring ideas and demonstrate the type of leadership and community they would like to develop at Ormiston Denes.  All speeches were delivered to a very high standard.

Our panel

  • Tina Ellis – ODA Community Governor
  • Mr T Bown – Vice Principal
  • Mr P Aves – SCC Partnership Change Manager, Lowestoft Rising
  • Mr S Halsey – Active Communities Officer, Waveney and Suffolk Coastal District Councils
  • Mr R Hawkins – former Head Boy/Waveney Youth Council


Results will be published during week commencing 5th December 2016. Following each candidate’s presentation, students and panel members were invited to ask questions. Students completed their voting slips during hustings and all slips were posted in the ballot box.


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The Student Leadership Team champions student views within the academy and actively implements student led change and collaborates with community groups such as the Rotarians and Waveney Youth Council. Over the years, previous Student Leadership committees have submitted bids to gain funding for community based projects such as the Primary Project and the Bakery Project; each requiring someone to lead, organise and develop further. On top of this, the last team was successful in receiving funding to begin a Blooming Marvellous Project and the academy look forward to seeing what wonderful outcomes they make over the coming year.

Watch this space for exciting updates of what the new Student leadership Team have planned for the coming year.