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Moulton College tutor wins national pastoral award

Saturday 24 September 2022

A Moulton College tutor has won a key award in recognition of the role she plays in supporting students.

Frances Wood, a Personal Tutor at the college’s Higham Ferrers campus, was names as the Pastoral Member of Staff of the Year at this year’s National Association for Pastoral Care in Education (NAPCE) awards. The ceremony, which took place on Friday 7 October at Worcestershire County Cricket Club, recognised outstanding achievements in pastoral care across educational settings in the UK.

Joanna King, Student Experience Coordinator at Moulton College, explains: “We put Frances forward for this award in recognition of the support she gives to our students and the enrichment activities she has put in place since she joined the college last year.

“Frances always goes the extra mile to ensure our students have a positive experience during their time with us by listening to and acting on their feedback.”

Some of the initiatives Frances has rolled out at the Higham campus include improving outdoor seating for students to make use of during break times and the addition of a space where students can play table tennis and access board games. She has also worked with external organisations to ensure that her teaching colleagues are trained to recognise students with low mood and anxiety.

We are incredibly proud of Frances and the work she does to ensure students feel valued and supported. As a college, we a committed to the positive wellbeing and good mental health of our students, and our pastoral provision is an important part of this.

Corrie Harris, Principal & CEO

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