29th February 2024

Queen Alexandra College retains Investors in People silver accreditation

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Queen Alexandra College (QAC), a national residential College and charity located in Birmingham, has again been awarded the ‘We invest in people’, silver accreditation following a recent assessment by Investors in People, the global benchmarking organisation for people management and leadership.

Only 23% of organisations assessed achieve silver status. It means that the right principles are in place but more than that, it means people and leaders are making active efforts to make sure that there’s real consistency and everyone in the organisation feels the effects.

QAC supports a diverse range of student and client abilities and needs, and the wider QAC charity has undergone significant growth over recent years and now has distinct service areas, including the College, Residential support, Community Services and Enterprises. The charity creates a holistic and impactful approach to empowering individuals with disabilities and learning difficulties, promoting their active participation in society.

Commenting on the award, Bev Jessop, QAC Principal and Chief Executive, said: "This accomplishment is significant, and we're pleased to have upheld this level of excellence despite the hurdles posed by ongoing lockdown pressures, rapid expansion, and inspections.

"I extend my heartfelt gratitude to all our staff for their commitment, dedication and valuable contributions. The recent assessment provided us with a golden opportunity to gain insights from our diverse workforce of over 450 individuals. We've gained invaluable lessons from their feedback, highlighting both our strengths and areas for enhancement.

"Together, we are committed to enhancing the overall staff experience, building upon our past achievements, and forging ahead with a positive momentum towards continuous improvement."

Paul Devoy, CEO of Investors in People, said: "We’d like to congratulate Queen Alexandra College. Silver accreditation on 'We invest in people' is a remarkable effort for any organisation, and places Queen Alexandra College in fine company with a host of organisations that understand the value of people."

Investors in People have been making work better for organisations across the world since 1991. Since then, they’ve worked in 66 countries, making work better for over 11 million people worldwide.

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