Showcase School Status for Solihull
Solihull School has been on a journey to become a Microsoft Showcase School since 2020, when it started using Teams to teach and collaborate during the lockdowns. The school has since embraced the Microsoft Education Transformation Framework and its four pillars of Leadership and Policy, Teaching and Learning, Student and School Success, and Creating Intelligent Environments. The school’s vision is to harness technology and foster a culture of innovation for its students and staff.
Charles Fillingham, Executive Headmaster of Solihull School, said: “We are delighted to receive this recognition from Microsoft. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our teachers, pupils, and technical support team. We are committed to building a school-wide vision for digital transformation that enhances teaching and learning, supports wellbeing and inclusion, and prepares our pupils for the future.”
The Microsoft Education Team congratulated Solihull School on its achievement and welcomed it to the global network of Microsoft Showcase Schools. “Solihull School is an outstanding example of how technology can transform education. We are impressed by their vision, leadership, culture, and impact. We are excited to work with them to inspire other schools and celebrate their successes.”
Sean Morgan, Head of the Senior School, added: “We are very proud of the progress we have made this year with our use of technology across many different areas of teaching and learning. We have seen how technology can empower our pupils to own their learning, collaborate with others, and develop future-ready skills. We have also supported our teachers to become digitally literate and confident in using various tools and resources.”
Matthew van Alderwegen, Assistant Head focused on Digital Learning and ICT Strategy, said: “We have achieved our goal of becoming a Microsoft Showcase School two years earlier than anticipated. This shows how much we value digital transformation as a strategic priority. We have set clear and meaningful goals for our staff and pupils, provided training and mentorship opportunities, established internal and external learning communities, and used data to drive decisions. We are looking forward to continuing our journey and sharing our best practices with other schools.”