Joseph Norton Academy has been awarded Gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top seven 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 Joseph Norton Academy.  Investors in People accreditation is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to success.   Joseph Norton Academy should be extremely proud of their achievement.”

Commenting on the award, Sarah Wilson, Head Teacher, said, “We are delighted to have achieved Gold level accreditation.  The staff at Joseph Norton are our best asset.  They are the glue that holds our school together and they work tirelessly for the children and the community we serve.  Undertaking the journey towards accreditation has enabled us to reflect on our performance, gain new insights into our practice and consider future developments that will help ensure our fantastic team can adapt and thrive into the future.”

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