Investors in People award for college

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St Killian’s College is celebrating after being awarded the prestigious Investors in People (IIP) accreditation.

Investors in People provide a best practice people management standard, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to the IIP framework.

The award was given following a comprehensive audit by IIP assessors who evaluate the school’s performance and approach to its staff through a wide criterion of indicators, including how St Killian’s aligns people practices to the achievement of organisational success, how individuals contribute to this, and how the management team develops and leads all employees to achieve this.

Almost half of the staff was randomly selected for interview, representing a cross-section of teaching, non-teaching support staff, cleaners, kitchen staff, grounds-men and members of the Board of Governors.

According to the awarding body, becoming accredited as an IIP employer shows that St Killian’s College management team is ambitious, forward thinking and people-focused, and that it ensures people are cared for and given opportunities to develop professionally.

The report highlighted the fact that the College staff have a clear vision for the future backed up with sound strategic planning to ensure the College operates efficiently in the 21st century.

It concludes that St Killian’s acknowledges that in nurturing its most valuable resource – its staff – that this will have the greatest impact on the students, their experience in school and the outcomes they achieve in the future.

Principal Jonny Brady was delighted with the outcome of the assessment and said: “I am very happy and proud to lead such a talented and committed staff.”