Tuxford Academy, part of the Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, is celebrating receiving an Investors in People (IIP) platinum award.

Organisations can apply  for the Investors in People award, which is an internationally recognised accreditation for establishments who put staff at their core.

Having already attained the core IIP accreditation, Tuxford Academy began the process of preparing for re-assessment in the hope of achieving gold.   The academy bypassed the gold award and reached the platinum accreditation, a feat that only 1% of all organisations who apply for the award achieve.

IIP awards recognise organisations where there is a clear commitment to engaging, developing and motivating staff.

Principal, Dave Vernon said “we couldn’t be prouder of our achievement. Investing in our people is incredibly important to us, we have such talented staff at Tuxford Academy  and we continually strive to make it a place where colleagues feel  valued and supported.”

Debbie Clinton, Acting CEO of Diverse Academies Learning Partnership, congratulated Tuxford Academy staff, stating “it is clear that everyone involved in Tuxford’s many achievements has much to celebrate. To receive this on the back of 2017’s record academy examination results is also very pleasing.”

The start of the IIP report states ‘there is no doubt that Tuxford Academy is a great place to work.’

Whilst visiting the academy, the IIP assessor noted that ‘people felt empowered to make decisions, drive change and embrace innovation. Opportunities to learn, develop, grow and shine were proactively encouraged and managed, working to people’s strengths, talents and interests.’