College wins Investors in People Gold

By Jim Dunton - Thu 20 February 2014, 3:30 pm

Barking & Dagenham College has collected a prestigious Investors in People Gold Award in recognition of the support and development programmes it offers to both students and staff.

The move follows an audit by assessors for the key quality standard, who met with staff to find out about the college's support and development programmes, its vision and values, and the work done to help students develop their entrepreneurial skills.

Janet Curtis-Broni, director of HR and development at the college, said the award demonstrated the college’s commitment to staff and students.

“To be awarded the Investors in People Gold Award is something we are incredibly proud of, especially as it has been achieved by fewer than 3.2 per cent of organisations in the country,” she said.

“It’s fundamentally important to us that staff get the support they need to help them progress and provide the best teaching experience for our students.

“For students, not only do we want to support them on a day-to-day basis, we also want to help prepare them for the world of work and the Gold Award recognizes this and proves we’re doing just that.”

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