Director of Impact
Jenny joined Tutor Trust in September 2017. Her background is in secondary teaching: after graduating from the University of Oxford, Jenny went into teaching through the TeachFirst programme, which fitted with her commitment to improving educational opportunities for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds. She stayed in her initial placement school for five years and undertook a range of leadership roles, including Assistant Head of English and Head of Humanities.
Since joining Tutor Trust, Jenny has served in a variety of roles, including Quality Manager, Director of Tutor Recruitment and Impact, and now Director of Impact. She has led on the development of our Impact Strategy and Salesforce CRM and loves all things data and digital!
A keen traveller, she has taught in China, and volunteered on educational projects in Belize, Kenya, and Sri Lanka. She is currently Vice Chair of Governors at Manchester Communication Academy.
Jenny says: "I love the commitment of everyone at Tutor Trust to expanding opportunities for children and young people. The feedback we receive consistently from our tutees shows just how much they value their sessions and their relationship with their tutor, while our impact data shows the very real effect tutoring can have on attainment. It's been a privilege to be part of Tutor Trust's journey as we've grown, refined what we do, and become able to offer high-quality, impactful tutoring to thousands of young people in the North."
Quality and Impact Manager
Hannah joined us as a part-time Secondary English tutor in 2016 whilst studying Psychology at The University of Manchester. She is passionate about helping children to thrive and was awarded an ESRC-funded grant to assist with research in child language development at the LuCiD Child Study Centre at the university.
After graduating in 2018, Hannah joined the Teach First programme due to her passion for tackling educational inequality. She worked as a Secondary Geography Teacher in the North West where she gained QTS and a PGDE. In 2020, Hannah joined the Tutor Trust team as a Quality Manager and has since moved over to the Impact Team as Quality and Impact Manager. Her key responsibilities are measuring impact at key intervals throughout the academic year, improving our internal processes, developing and delivering the quality strategy, leading on our Advanced Tutor Pathway and carrying out tutor quality checks. She is also a member of the Poverty & Place research group in partnership with the University of Manchester. She is currently working towards her PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner qualification in Project Management.
Hannah says: “I have always loved working for Tutor Trust, as its mission strongly resonates with my core values. The opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of young people, even outside the classroom, is something I find truly rewarding. Tutor Trust's unwavering ambition is genuinely inspirational. The constant pursuit of excellence and growth is a testament to our commitment to the cause. We are a data-driven organisation, placing the well-being and development of the young people we serve at the forefront of all our decisions.
"Since my association with Tutor Trust began in 2016, I've witnessed the organisation's remarkable journey of progress and success. Being able to contribute to this incredible journey through my work is a source of great pride for me. I am eagerly looking forward to the exciting path of success that lies ahead for our organisation as we support more young people and transform their lives through tutoring.”
Pupil Progress and Data Manager
Keira joined Tutor Trust at the start of 2022 after studying and working in the cultural sector. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Theatre from the University of York in 2019, and from then began work creating free and fair arts opportunities with JustOut Theatre in the North of England. Aware of the inequity within the cultural sector and wanting to continue work to improve access, she studied for an MA in Audiences, Engagement, and Participation at the University of Leeds. This research further heightened her passion for tackling inequality and led her to look for career opportunities where she could make a difference.
Alongside being a member of the Impact team, Keira is a member of the Poverty & Place research group in partnership with the University of Manchester and a member of the Digital Working Group. She is very excited by the new digital project and keen to contribute to the working group. She is passionate about increasing productivity and reducing unnecessary admin where feasible, allowing us to create additional time for reflection and innovation.
She says: "It's such a privilege to work at Tutor Trust alongside colleagues who are passionate and ambitious about our mission to transform lives through tutoring. It’s such a supportive environment that really values development and making progress to provide the best possible tuition for all our tutees. Being able to see the impact we’re having on the lives of the young people we support is phenomenal!
"My role allows me to explore our data and see evidence of our successes, whilst also finding areas for further development. I think it’s incredible that we’re always developing our work based on our findings, meaning everything feels grounded in research. Everyone is so driven to make sure we support our young people to the best of our ability in everything we do, it’s a real honour to contribute to this mission each day."
Data and Systems Coordinator
Fran joined Tutor Trust as a Full-Time Tutor in March 2022, following five years working in Secondary Education across the Northwest. Since September 2023, she has been working within the Impact Team as a Data and Systems Coordinator, helping with all things Salesforce. Fran is a member of the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion staff group for 23/24, as well as working within the Poverty and Place research group: a social justice project in collaboration with the University of Manchester.
Fran says: "Providing equitable opportunities in education is something that has driven me since choosing my teacher training provider back in 2017; I feel very strongly about ensuring that all pupils are supported to thrive academically and socially through dismantling barriers to learning. I love working for Tutor Trust because of the positive work environment, the variety of different expertise areas across the staff body, and the fact that as an organisation it constantly seeks to evaluate and improve its impact on pupils, school staff, and tutors through research-led initiatives."
Charlie initially worked with us as a part-time tutor while studying English Literature at the University of Manchester. He joined our staff team in January 2022 as a full-time tutor working on the East Salford Transition Project. In January 2023, he joined the Impact team as an impact coordinator. In this role, Charlie works on pupil assessment, tutor monitoring, data analysis, and pupil focus groups.
Charlie says:"I had an interest in teaching from a young age, so when I first discovered Tutor Trust, I wanted to get involved as a tutor. Through my experience as a tutor, and especially while working on the Transition Project tutoring pupils when they were in Year 6 at Primary school and then in Year 7 at Secondary, I saw the unique and invaluable influence that tutoring can have on a pupil's school experience. This is what motivated me, when the project had concluded, to become more greatly involved in the organisation and apply to work in the Impact Team. My role allows me to help ensure that all the tuition we provide has the best possible impact on the young people we serve."