The Deanes is a community where all members have equal value and worth. We encourage our students to contribute actively in shaping the educational experience they and their fellow students receive. Any student in any classroom in any year, has a voice that should be heard and our Student Voice programme facilitates this in our academy.
Student voice is structured to reflect and promote the fundamental British values of law, democracy and liberty. Form reps are elected by Tutor groups and Year group reps represent each year group on the Senior Student Council. Our Head Students are elected in Year 10 through a formal process. Students are encouraged to submit their 'manifesto' and all students, staff and governors have a vote. The vote is 'blind' as the candidates names are not published. This ensures that we vote for the candidates with the right skills and ideas - our election is not a "popluarity contest".
The Student Council meets regularly and invites the Headteacher to attend. Our Head Students report directly to our Local Governing Body at the start of their meetings.
Students remain at the heart of our Trust and Student Voice sits at the heart of our academy. Through student voice roles, young people take a part in the ongoing improvements in the academy be it environmental, charitable or focused on their learning.