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Let Teachers SHINE 2018 Invites Entries from Across England

This is a national competition with grants for qualified teachers who have a brilliant idea for teaching English, maths or science to disadvantaged young people in England.

Let Teachers SHINE is a national annual competition run by the charity SHINE to find some of the country’s most innovative teachers. It is seeking original ways to raise attainment in literacy, numeracy and/or science amongst disadvantaged students.

The competition is open to any qualified teacher working in England with a project that is innovative, scalable, and targeting economically disadvantaged children.

The priority areas for 2018 are:

  • Ready for School: improving the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communication skills (age 4-5).
  • Bridging the Gap: supporting vulnerable children who may not meet Age Related Expectations at primary school to make better academic progress in the first few years of secondary school (age 9-14).
  • Flying High: supporting high attaining students to build on their achievements at primary school and stay on a high attaining trajectory during the first few years at secondary school (age 9-14).

Although there is interest in funding educational technology projects; the charity has recently funded several online maths initiatives and would only fund others if they can clearly show how they complement or add value to other grants that have been made.

This year SHINE has increased the overall funding pot from £150,000 to £180,000. Each winning project will receive a grant of up to £15,000, which will be paid to the grant recipient’s school.

The deadline for applications is 17 April 2018 (midday).

Full details…

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