New Principal for Ormiston SWB Academy

Ormiston SWB Academy has announced the appointment of Mr Rod Hughes as its new Principal.

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Mr Hughes, who will take up the position at the start of the next academic year in September, joins from Ormiston Horizon Academy in Stoke on Trent – another high performing OAT school. Rod will continue the strong leadership of Mrs Kerry Inscker, who will be stepping down at the end of the summer term after eight years with the academy.

Mr Hughes brings a wealth of experience and passion to the role, as well as an understanding of the OAT ethos – having been Principal of Ormiston Horizon Academy in Stoke on Trent for the past seven years, leading the academy through two ‘Good’ Ofsted ratings.

Working closely alongside Ormiston SWB Academy’s senior leadership team, Board of Governors and the Trust, Mr Hughes will be working hard to maintain high standards and to continue to drive further improvements at the academy, which celebrated record GCSE results last summer.

Ormiston SWB Academy joined OAT in August 2017, and has since benefitted from working closely with the eight other academies in the West regional hub, as well as more widely across the Trust family network.

The academy is the first choice for secondary education in the local area, and continues to be hugely over-subscribed – reflective of its popularity.

William Myers, Chair of Governors at Ormiston SWB Academy said:

"We are delighted that Rod Hughes will be joining the academy as Principal in September. Rod has high expectations for Ormiston SWB Academy, and very much shares our values and vision to provide all students with the very best education possible. We are confident that Rod is the right appointment for the role to continue to drive improvement at our academy and build on the strong foundations laid by Kerry Inscker – who we wish the very best of luck."

Rod Hughes said:

"It is a real honour to be joining the brilliant team at Ormiston SWB Academy, and to be staying in the OAT family network. I’m looking forward to working closely with staff, students, parents and the whole school community to build on the academy’s success and to ensure that it continues to strive to be outstanding in everything it does."

Robert Pritchard, Regional Director West for Ormiston Academies Trust, said:

"It is fantastic news that Rod Hughes has been appointed at Principal of Ormiston SWB Academy. We have all seen first-hand Mr Hughes’ leadership and vision for Ormiston Horizon Academy which he has led to continued success, and I am looking forward to continuing to work closely with Rod as he joins the OAT West regional hub. “I would also like to thank Mrs Inscker for all her hard work and commitment over the last seven years, and how central she has been in ensuring that Ormiston SWB Academy continues to be a fantastic academy, providing high-quality education to its students."