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December 05, 2005 Prestigious award for school bursar

Prescot School is celebrating this week after its bursar won a top national award. Karen Griffiths was named Bursar of the Year 2005 at a ceremony at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London.

Karen, who has worked in Knowsley for 14 years, said, “I was elated when my name was read out - it is such an honour to be the first person in the country to gain this prestigious award.”

Since joining Prescot School, in Knowsley Park Lane, five years ago she has taken responsibility for the financial and business management of the school, as well as leading a team of 28 support staff.

Karen was the first member of staff in the borough to be awarded the Certificate in School Business Management, through the National College of School Leadership. She is now studying for the Diploma in School Business Management and has led the way for others in professional development.

Her financial management of the school was described by OFSTED as "excellent".

“Karen is a major asset to this school," said Lynne Heath, Headteacher of Prescot School. "Her blend of humour and self deprecation, coupled with an incisive wit, enables her to stay on top of even the most difficult situations. I know that Karen will be a great ambassador for the National Bursars’ Association and for those often unsung heroes in our school who battle with short term funding and budget cuts."


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