Dr Sally Wootton worked as a teacher, tutor and manager in Further and Higher Education and Work Based Learning settings for 25 years before she founded the Further Education Tutorial Network in 2010. The network emerged from her passion to see all learners benefit from effective tutoring relationships and purposeful tutorial curriculum.
Being highly regarded for her research and significant tutorial expertise Sally was commissioned to develop the National Occupational Standards for Personal Tutoring. These Standards continue to inform FETN tutor training and improvements to tutorial provision. She continues to undertake research and develop national guidance on aspects relating to tutorial provision, and has supported a number of projects on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation.
In 2014 Sally attended the Royal Garden Party in recognition of her contribution to education. In this spirit of celebration she has worked with the sector to establish the Outstanding Personal Tutor Award, sponsored by YGAM, to recognise the contribution Personal Tutors make to the progress, achievement and enhanced life chances of their learners.
Sally continues to lead nationally on improving the quality of tutorial provision across the Further Education and Training sector. Her recent introduction of the FETN Quality Standard Accreditation is enabling organisations to review and improve their tutorial provision through a clear and supportive process in their pursuit of excellence.
Our Regional Representatives are FETN ambassadors, supporting members on a local level. They host regional meetings and events, invite you to contribute to local agendas and propose future developments that you would like FETN to pursue.
Lakes College, West Cumbria
Tel: 01270 613 187 Ext 1069
Tel: 0191 2004058
East of England
Tel: 01727 737119
Tel: 0116 224 2240
Yorkshire & Humberside
Doncaster College & University Centre
Tel: 01302 558245
Tel: 01656 302302