A high school has been commended for their digital ‘transformation’ which they capitalised on in the pandemic.

Tauheedul Islam Boys’ High School has been praised by Microsoft after being selected as a Microsoft Showcase school in 2019.

The school was commended for their use of technology to aid pupils’ progress which was used during the pandemic to deliver mobile and flexible and uninterrupted teaching while at home.

Teachers at TIBHS used their new digital tools with creativity to ensure pupils remained engaged and focused, and continued to make progress.

Majid Ditta, Principal at TIBHS, said he was exceptionally proud of the school’s accomplishment.

He said: “Over the past two years, the power of our digital transformation programme has proven its value time and time again.

“Being able to switch seamlessly from teaching in the classroom to teaching pupils at home has enabled us to ensure our pupils’ education faced minimal disruption during the pandemic.”

The technology also allowed teaching to take place at different rates so that pupils were able to progress at a pace tailored to their individual needs.

Teachers also had the opportunity to differentiate lessons and to create a more personalised learning experience for pupils.

The principal added: “I would like to applaud all the staff who contributed to this project and to personally thank Saqib Safdar, Digital Innovation and Learning Lead, Muhammed Patel SLT Ed Tech Lead and Shoaib Mohmed, ICT Technician, who helped to lead TIBHS in securing its status as a Microsoft Showcase School.

“In addition, I would like to thank the IT Team at the Star Trust for all their hard work behind the scenes to enable the school progress in this transformation ED Tech strategy.

“I know that the innovations that have been brought about as a result of this body of work will have an enormous impact, which will ultimately benefit our entire school community for many years to come.”

By achieving Showcase Status, the school is now part of an exclusive community of 48 schools in the UK and 325 from around the world, which have been recognised for their digital transformation.