A Microsoft Showcase School

We are proud to announce that for the fifth year in a row we have been recognised as a Microsoft Showcase School, one of only 78 schools in the UK, and the only school in North Yorkshire. This reflects our teachers dedication and hard work to our pupils and confirms that Giggleswick’s innovative curriculum challenges our pupils and sets them up for success.

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What is a Microsoft Showcase School?

A Microsoft Showcase School is an exclusive group of schools around the world that embody the visions of the Microsoft company through innovative teaching methods. Schools that qualify use technology to provide a pupil-centred and immersive education that stimulates brain development and inspires learning.

In Microsoft’s mission to empower individuals to achieve more, they have developed education award programs that support qualifying schools and educators in using technology to empower their students. Schools that fit the criteria of a Microsoft Showcase School receive benefits such as admission to local or global Microsoft events, exclusive offers, product support, and access to the latest resources available.

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MIE Expert Program

Microsoft doesn’t just have an award program for schools, they have a program for educational pioneers as well.

The Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert program is intended to highlight educators from around the globe who are using technology to create a better learning experience for students and transforming the education industry. That’s why we are proud to say that we have several MIE Experts in our staff, and a significant number of staff who have completed Microsoft’s Advanced Educator pathway, half a dozen ME trainers and two members of staff who are both Microsoft Master Trainers. In addition to this, there are 18 staff who have taken and passed the Microsoft Certified Educator examination.