BRIXHAM College has received a top national award in recognition of the work it does to support its staff.
The secondary school was awarded the Investors in People Silver Award for the way it has transformed its performance through the support and motivation of its staff.
Investors in People accreditation is given to organisations which demonstrate best practice in areas such as learning and development, leadership skills and continuous improvement. It is used by a third of the UK's businesses.
The Silver Award has been granted to fewer than 600 organisations in the country, which puts the college in the top three per cent of businesses.
Mark Eager (pictured), the college's principal, said: "Over the past few years we have made changes in the way the college works and they have contributed to our success.
"I am delighted Investors in People has recognised the commitment and energy of all the staff at the college. I'm very proud of them."
The award was presented to Mr Eager by Investors in People assessor, Angela Riley. She said: "I have worked with Brixham College for a number of years, and have seen the college grow and develop as an organisation. This is a great achievement for them and thoroughly deserved."
The college has been an Investor in People since 2000, but it is the first time it has received the silver award.
Mr Eager added: "We won't rest on our laurels. We're already planning strategies to achieve the Gold Award in three years."