Thursday 17th July 2008 by C. Freeman
Brooke Weston has had its Investors in People accreditation renewed after a cross-section of staff were interviewed by an assessor. The Investors in People is a national standard which sets out a level of good practice for the training and development of people in order to achieve business goals. It was introduced in 1991 and there are currently over 2000 UK secondary schools recognised under the scheme.
Investors in People said: ' Organisations recognising the importance of their people can help them to develop their potential, improve their skills and gain greater job satisfaction. Successful organisations are those that appreciate their people and value the contribution they can make. By receiving encouragement and praise, everyone within the organisation pulls together as a team.'
A total of 26 staff from across the College were interviewed about their jobs and professional development over a two day period. The assessor then wrote a brief report about her findings and recommended that the College's IIP status be renewed for the further standard term of three years.
Principal, Trish Stringer said: 'Brooke Weston always strives to give its staff opportunities to develop their careers and skills, no matter what role they are employed in. We are delighted that our accreditation has been renewed and that staff have been able to air their views about working here during the process of assessment.'