PRESS RELEASE – May 2016
THE ST LAWRENCE ACADEMY RECOGNISED AS AN INVESTOR IN PEOPLE
The St Lawrence Academy, a coeducational Church of England secondary school with academy status, has been awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top thirteen per cent of accredited organisations across the UK, demonstrating their commitment to high performance through good people management.
Investors in People is the international standard for people management, defining what it takes to lead, support and manage people effectively to achieve sustainable results. Underpinning the Standard is the Investors in People framework, reflecting the latest workplace trends, essential skills and effective structures required to outperform in any industry. Investors in People enables organisations to benchmark against the best in the business on an international scale.
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “We’d like to congratulate The St Lawrence Academy, Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success. The St Lawrence Academy should be extremely proud of their achievement.”
Steve Burrows, Managing Director of Investors in People North of England said:
“This is a fantastic achievement for The St Lawrence Academy and I would like to congratulate all of the team. We believe that your people make the difference and by investing in them you are looking to create sustainable success. IIP is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, providing a simple road map for excellence. With their Gold accreditation success, The St Lawrence Academy is certainly working to realise their people potential.”
For more information about Investors in People please visit www.investorsinpeople.com
About Investors in People
Investors in People is the Standard for people management. The international people management Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. With a community of 14,000 organisations across 75 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success. Based on a tried and tested framework and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that meet the Investors in People Standard proudly display their accreditation to the world because they understand that it’s people that make the difference. Since 1991, the standard has evolved to keep pace with modern practices. The current sixth generation was launched internationally in 2015. There are four levels of accreditation; Accredited, Silver, Gold and Platinum.