A MEMBER of staff from Ysgol Glan Clwyd has scooped a national award.

Catrin Rhys Williams picked up a Professional Teaching Awards Cymru honour for School Business Manager/ Bursar of the Year.

This was revealed on social media on Sunday, November 29 during a special virtual ceremony.

Catrin provides business support for Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph as well as a cluster of primary schools in the area

Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Denbighshire County Council's Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children’s Services and Public Engagement, said: “I would like to commend and congratulate Catrin on this tremendous achievement, beating tough competition from across Wales to pick up the honour.

“School business managers provide great support to the school and are responsible for a range of support services, including finance, building, transport to name but a few. They are a real backbone to their schools and complement the educational efforts going on.

“To pick up a national honour is a true reflection of Catrin’s commitment, dedication and professionalism. Llongyfarchiadau mawr.”

Gwyn Tudur, headteacher of Ysgol Glan Clwyd, said: “Catrin is a complete professional in her work and ensures that the business team at Ysgol Glan Clwyd and the cluster is effective and efficient.

“What’s so excellent about Catrin is the fact that her emphasis is always on the quality of education offered in our schools, and working tirelessly to ensure the best outcomes for every learner at Ysgol Glan Clwyd and the cluster.

"Every school involved in the cluster are delighted at Catrin’s success and offer their warmest congratulations on winning this truly deserved award”.

In a statement, Professional Teaching Awards Cymru said: "Catrin is a role model whose emphasis is always on the standards of education offered in her schools, and she works tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes for all pupils. She ensures that every penny is spent responsibly and carefully and always focuses on providing the best resources and conditions for pupils.

"Her expertise, dedication and knowledge allow all schools to receive the highest possible quality of support, and her innovative approach to building a team ensures that all those under her leadership do the right things at the right times to guarantee school prosperity."