Ten of the country’s most innovative teachers have received a share of almost £140,000 to fund their exciting new project ideas after they were named as the winners of this year’s Let Teachers SHINE.
The annual Let Teachers SHINE awards, run by the education charity SHINE and supported by Tes, back great teachers by helping to make their ideas a reality.
Winners receive grants of up to £25,000 to pilot projects designed to help disadvantaged children in the North to flourish at school.
As well as funding, SHINE offers winning teachers free access to a broad range of development workshops and coaching opportunities – helping teachers to get the best out of their ideas.
This year’s winning programmes will support children of all ages, from the early years to post-16 education.
Dr Helen Rafferty, Interim Chief Executive of SHINE, said: “Congratulations to all the winners of this year’s Let Teachers SHINE competition. This year’s awards were held during some of the most challenging times teachers have ever faced, making the quality of the applications all the more impressive.
“Each of the teachers who took part in the competition demonstrated their innovation and commitment to really make a difference to the futures of children from low-income families.
“We look forward to working with the winners to help them develop their ideas and help hundreds of children to succeed at school.”
This year’s winners are:
A further two teachers received support grants to further develop their ideas. They are Amanda Adams from St Michael’s Catholic Academy, Billingham, and Kate Oldfield from Throston Primary School, Hartlepool.