December 05, 2005
Prestigious award for school bursar
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.
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.
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
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.
financial management of the school was described
by OFSTED as "excellent".
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."