A new National Director for Teaching and Training at OAT

  5 September, 2019

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Tuesday Humby as our National Director for Teaching and Training.

Tuesday, who embarks on this new role in her now tenth year with OAT, takes up the position this September.  

As National Director for Teaching and Training, Tuesday will be responsible for the development of thousands of teachers across the Ormiston network, designing and overseeing the Trust’s CPD and leadership development programmes at all levels.

In the role, Tuesday will also lead the development of the ‘outstanding’ School-Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) – The OAKS – taking it from a regionally based model to one of the largest, national SCITTS in the country.

Tuesday will draw on her significant experience in school leadership, having successfully led Ormiston Chadwick Academy in Widnes from Special Measures to Outstanding in just two years as Principal. The school was also in the Top 100 schools nationally for progress for three consecutive years under her leadership.

As well as leading Ormiston Chadwick Academy to success, Tuesday has most recently held the role as Regional Director for OAT’s schools in the North, where she oversaw nine secondary schools and two primary schools, including two associate schools.

Still an active practitioner in the classroom and having taught across the private and public sectors both nationally and internationally, Tuesday was shortlisted in the Top 50 for the Global Teacher Prize in 2018 and for the TES Headteacher of the Year award in both 2017 and 2018.

Alongside her work with OAT and reflective of her national reputation, Tuesday is also an Ofsted Inspector and sits on the Headteacher Board for the Lancashire and Yorkshire region.

The newly created position reflects OAT’s commitment to teaching, developing, changing and supporting both pupils and the talented staff members across the network, to ensure the very best outcomes for all.

Tuesday Humby, National Director for Teaching and Training for OAT, said:

“It is a testament to the value that Ormiston Academies Trust places on careers and professional development opportunities for staff that this new position has been established. As my role as National Director, I will ensure that every individual that joins a school in our OAT family, in whatever position and at whatever career stage they join, will have the very best career development opportunities and fantastic subject training.

“Anyone that has worked with me knows that I am very, very ambitious for the children we serve, and their dreams can only be realised if we have brilliant and motivated staff. I really look forward to taking this role forward at such an exciting time.”

Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

“Tuesday has made such a valuable contribution to the Trust, our schools and our pupils over the last ten years and it is fitting that she now takes on the new role of National Director of Teaching and Training in order to create even greater impact.

“I look forward to working with her closely in this new role and to seeing the continued positive outcomes being generated as a result.”


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