With the revised Ofsted framework being more demanding of governance, leadership and management, schools require a clear strategy to develop capacity.
The Investors in People framework encourages high performance through effective people management. To meet the Standard, organisations are required to evidence the ‘outcome requirements’ quoted within 10 key areas (or indicators). A cross-section of all staff within the organisation are then expected to understand and quote the processes in place to highlight the ‘embeddedness’ of the IIP approach.
The Times Business Insight (North of England) describe the ‘all in this together IIP philosophy’ – explaining that everyone, from the Headteacher to the lunchtime supervisor, has a role to play to ensure the school team is the best it can be. Practitioner Bob Morrison explains: “for everyone in a school or college, whatever their role, it’s a matter of understanding the part they play”.
It is clear that the best schools are those that have a clear strategy for maintaining a culture of high standards that integrates leadership, people and performance. Investors in People has a powerful impact on a school working environment and as the numbers show, a lot of schools across the UK tend to agree. There are over 1550 accredited schools throughout the UK ranging from pre-primary to secondary. With 128 of these schools going the extra mile by achieving the Bronze status, 98 attaining Silver and a further 171 accomplishing the IIP Gold status clearly there are measurable benefits in valuing people in education.
Explore the Investors in People Framework to discover more about how IIP can support your school, college or academy.