It's with great delight that CCMS can announce that St. Colman's PS and All Saints' NU has become part of a small, select group organisations from across the UK to have achieved the prestigious INVESTORS IN PEOPLE (IIP) Silver accreditation, following our recent assessment by IIP. The school was assessed in over a 100 evidence based national standards.The IIP silver standard is a framework of best practice which is awarded to well-run organisations that meet stringent criteria in areas including learning and leadership.
These standards measured the school's investment and development in our staff to achieve our objectives. The award signals that the school puts people first and that continual improvement and development is a top priority. This achievement reflects current Department of Education policy which states that "all schools are capable of improving the service they offer". This ethos is something that St. Colman's and All Saints' actively embraces.
The award represents a huge achievement for the school and reflects all the hard work that goes into making our school a fantastic place to work and learn in. This result shows that the school's vision and values are embedded into every aspect of the school. Investment in our staff is fundamental in making sure that we meet our core aim which is 'to ensure that every pupil meets their full potential'. We are the first Primary School in both the Dromore Diocese and Education Authority (Southern) to achieve this award and one of only 4 Primary Schools to hold it in the whole of Northern Ireland.
This award follows on from the School's achievement in attaining the prestigious national Inclusion Quality Award (IQM) in October 14, where we were assessed over 7 national standards of inclusive practice. At this time the school was also recognised as a centre of excellence for inclusion.
St. Colman's and All Saints' puts children at the heart of the decision making process. Both of these awards recognise the hard work and dedication of the staff, who ensure that children are challenged to continually do their very best and recognise and value the importance of lifelong learning.