School recognised as an investor in people

A Halifax secondary school has been awarded the Investors in People Standard.

Sunday, 26th June 2016, 3:00 pm

Park Lane Learning Trust has been recognised for its commitment to realising the potential of their people.

Investors in People is the UK’s leading accreditation for business improvement through people management, and provides a wealth of resources for businesses to innovate, improve and grow, with a focus on good people making a positive contribution.

The standard is described as the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability.

Paul Devoy, head of Investors in People, said: “Achieving the Investors in People Standard is something that any organisation should be truly proud of.

“Working with Investors in People inspires and enables leaders, managers and employees at all levels to build their skills, improve their performance and achieve their potential.

“We’d like to congratulate Park Lane Learning Trust on their achievement.”

Steve Burrows, managing director of Investors in People North of England said: “This is a fantastic achievement for Park Lane Learning Trust and I would like to congratulate the team on their success.

“We believe that good people make a great business and as a proven organisational development framework, Investors in People is designed to help organisations and their people to realise potential, enhance performance and meet goals.

“With their accreditation success, Park Lane Learning Trust is certainly working to realise their people potential.”

The school, which has around 417 pupils on roll, has close links with local organisations as part of the Learning Trust such as the University of Huddersfield, Together Housing and the Crossley Heath School.

Jonathan Brownlie, Acting Headteacher, said: “The last few years have been challenging ones for Park Lane, but it is great to see that the changes we are making are impacting positively on the staff of the school, and this will ultimately benefit our students.

“The Investors in People process has been extremely useful not only in having external assessors verify our strengths, but also to highlight areas where we can do even better.”

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