Shine a Light Awards 2013
Sponsored by The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment
Run by The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment, the Shine a Light Awards are designed to celebrate excellent practice in supporting children and young people's communication development. We're delighted that Shine a Light 2013 will be returning. Watch this space for further details coming soon, or add your details to this form to make sure you're the first to know when we launch the awards.
The Shine a Light Awards are a flagship event in the speech and language calendar that begun two years' ago as part of Hello, the national year of communication.
Each year we ask you about your best practice, the innovative approaches you take, the impact your work has had and why speech, language and communication needs are important to you. Last year's awards raised the profile of more than 35 leading organisations across the UK and we expect that this year’s awards will do the same.
Find out who won what at the Shine a Light Awards Ceremony 2012 >
Quotes from previous Shine a Light Award Winners and Judges
‘Our Shine a Light Award was recognised and celebrated at a strategic level. The Director of Children’s Services reported on it, the cabinet member for education wrote to all individuals involved, the award was featured in internal evaluation and communications, the Lord Mayor referred to it, headteachers were informed at their briefing and the actual award is on display in the town hall. It has helped our profile enormously’ (Shine a Light 2011 winner)
‘This award has added to our profile and credibility to service users. We were uncertain of our service's future, receiving this award has helped dispel any myths to our future and made sure local practitioners are aware we are still here to support them. This has really boosted our morale’ (Shine a Light 2011 winner)
‘The Shine a Light Awards are a tribute to the commitment of practitioners who put huge amounts of time and effort into helping every child with whom they work develop essential communication and language skills. Their work can change lives and it deserves this praise and recognition.’ Helen Moylett, Early Learning Consultancy
‘The Shine a Light Awards have revealed the wonderful efforts that some schools make in helping develop children's communication skills, and it is great that that those schools gain recognition for those efforts and provide examples for others to follow.’ Neil Mercer, Professor of Education, Cambridge University