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A tutor at City of Wolverhampton College has been recognised by the University of Wolverhampton in recognition of the support she provided to a teacher of the future.

Claire Henderson (pictured), an art and design tutor at the college’s Paget Road campus, received an Excellent Mentor award after being nominated by a university student who she supported during a teaching placement.

Mona Khatibshahidi, aged 29, worked alongside Claire for two days a week from October 2014 to June 2015 as part of the postgraduate certificate in post-compulsory education qualification (PGCE PCE)  and received support from her in developing schemes of work for students, lesson planning, and subject delivery.

Mona said: “I nominated Claire for an Excellent Mentor award as she was very supportive during my time at the college – she gave detailed instructions on what I was required to do, patiently answered my questions, gave me advice on my university assignments and guided me through preparing any necessary teaching resources I required during my placement.”

Claire said: “It was lovely of Mona to have nominated me and I hope that the experience she gained on her teaching placement at the college will help her in her future career.”

Out of forty nominations, Claire was one of five tutors who were chosen by a panel of PGCE students to receive an award.

For details of the PGCE PCE course delivered by the college click here and for details of art and design courses click here 

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