FETN Representatives

Founding Director

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 was invited to attend the Royal Garden Party in recognition of her contribution to education. In this same spirit she has established the Outstanding Personal Tutor Award, sponsored by eSafe Global, to recognise the contribution Personal Tutors make to the progress and 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.

Regional Representatives

Our Regional Representatives are here to support you on a local level. They will inform you of FETN local meetings and events, invite you to contribute to local agendas and propose future developments that you would like FETN to pursue.

North West Region

Irene Farragher
Lakes College, West Cumbria
Email: irenef@lcwc.ac.uk
Tel: 01270 613 187 Ext 1069

Dave Bostock-Smith
Newcastle College
Email: Dave.Bostocksmith@ncl-coll.ac.uk
Tel: 0191 2004058

East of England Region

Bernadette Kenealy
Oaklands College
Email: Bernadette.Kenealy@oaklands.ac.uk
Tel: 01727737119

Yorkshire and Humberside Region

Gavin Hinchliffe
Doncaster College & University Centre
Email: gavin.hinchliffe@don.ac.uk
Tel: 01302 558245