Only a few institutions worldwide earn ‘Microsoft Showcase School’ status, and Langley School is now one of them.
Microsoft Showcase Schools are an elite group of schools that exemplify the best of teaching and learning, using technology, in the world today.
In 2021, Langley embarked on a digital transformation journey that has now become a beacon of innovation. It has invested in and embedded the use of technology throughout the curriculum, with a state-of-the-art wireless infrastructure which enables the use of technology throughout the buildings but also through the vast grounds on offer.
All pupils and students from Year 3 are issued with their own one-to-one device which they use both in and out of school. This has also been created within a safe and secure environment which allows the school to manage the content pupils are able to access, again, both in and out of school.
Headmaster, Jon Perriss said: “I am so pleased that the hard work by so many has been recognised and rewarded in this manner; the changes in our digital provision over the past few years have been transformative, this gives us an energetic, positive boost to press on and build on the award.”
Director of Digital Services, Sam Youngs comments, “Langley School is focussed on being a sector leader in Educational Digital Delivery. We have embarked on a journey ensuring that we are providing the skills for our entire community, making the most of the technology available to us. Our use of technology has been made possible through the implementation of industry-leading infrastructure and end-user devices that allow our pupils, staff and parents to access, create and deliver educational content throughout our school.
“Being a Microsoft Showcase School demonstrates how we have embraced technology as a catalyst for positive change, weaving it into the fabric of our educational programs to enhance pupil engagement, collaboration, and achievement. Showcase Schools serve as living examples of how educational technology can elevate learning outcomes, preparing pupils with future-ready skills.
“Being selected for the 2023-2024 academic year, celebrates that we have not only embraced technological advancements but have also created inclusive and pupil-centred environments where learners are encouraged to explore, experiment, and excel.
“Everyone at Langley School should be proud of what has been achieved by receiving this recognition, and this is just the start of our continued growth of the use of technology to enhance the educational experience of all our young people at Langley School.”