SHINE’s vision is for all children across the Northern Powerhouse to achieve the best possible qualifications in order for them to leave school with real choices for their future lives. SHINE achieves this by identifying, funding and supporting teachers, schools and charity partners with innovative solutions to educational challenges. Their approach to invest in early stage ideas and then work closely with grantees to understand their impact and scale-up the projects has the most effective impact possible.
They recognise that teachers have a crucial role to play in coming up with innovative practice that will make a difference to educational outcomes. They welcome applications for their Let Teachers SHINE competition to any qualified, practising teacher in England who has a great idea to raise attainment in English, maths and science.
Let Teachers SHINE
Let Teachers SHINE is an annual national funding competition run in partnership with Tes.
Let Teachers SHINE provides grants of £15,000 to any qualified, practising teacher in England who has a great idea to raise attainment in English, maths and science. The charity then supports them to trial their project, and if their idea has an impact on attainment, to scale the project up so that it can benefit children most in need.
As well as funding, SHINE also offers winning teachers’ free access to a broad range of development workshops and coaching opportunities- helping them get the best out of their projects.
Full Application Guidelines can be found on their website.
Applications will reopen in Spring 2020.
Previous Let Teachers SHINE winner Colin Hegarty launched Hegarty Maths in 2013, which is now a fully integrated teaching and assessment platform aimed at secondary school publics and freely available for anyone to use. HegartyMaths delivered 3.5 million hours of learning to over 600,000 students last year alone, and it is now being used by a third of all secondary schools in England.
Meanwhile, Bruno Reddy, applied to Let Teachers SHINE in 2014 with his project, Times Table Rock Stars (TTRS). This innovative and exciting project addresses the challenges Bruno was facing in his Year 7 math class: where secondary school students would enter without knowing their time tables. Bruno’s great resource has reached over 370,000 students who are eligible for Pupil Premium and has made the EdTech50 list in 2018.
More stories and information about other funding opportunities on their website.