7th May 1999

 

GROUND-BREAKING BURSAR TO MEET MINISTER

 

A school bursar from Wimbledon is to be one of the first to graduate from a new national registration scheme for bursars.

 

Jane Whyman of Albemarle Primary School will travel to Westminster on Tuesday (11th May) to receive her certificate from Charles Clarke MP, the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for School Standards.

 

Mrs Whyman is one of the first six to successfully complete the National Bursars Association’s Registration Scheme which has been developed by the NBA in association with the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside.

 

The university ensures the academic integrity of the scheme while the National Bursars Association ensures its professional integrity. Successful completion of the scheme earns post-nominal letters, credit points at Masters level, an entry in the National Register of Licensed Bursars and the award of a Certificate of Bursarial Licentiateship.

 

“The scheme helped because I had to sit and take stock of what I was doing and I had to look critically at my work,” said Mrs Whyman.

 

“I’d recommend the scheme to other bursars because it’s not as daunting as it sounds at first.”

 

Charles Clarke MP, whose official duties include responsibility for school standards and the Teacher Training Agency, is expected to congratulate the graduates on successfully demonstrating not only their own abilities but also the link between effective bursars and effective schools.

 

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Photographs of the ceremony will be made available after the event. Please advise me if you’d like a print.

 

Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincolnshire & Humberside

Tel: 01522 886042

email: jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk