Shine a Light Awards 2016/17

Sponsored by The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment

Results Announced! 


Good communication skills are essential for learning and making friends, and have wide impacts across a child’s development, which is why The Communication Trust and Pearson launched the fifth annual Shine a Light Awards.

We were searching for schools, teams, young people and individuals who champion innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development. 

And the results are now in!


Meet the judging panel >



The Shine a Light Awards is a flagship event in education and healthcare calendars. They began in 2011 years ago as part of Hello, the national year of communication campaign. The awards are run by The Communication Trust and Pearson Assessment.

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. Each year these awards raise the profile of more than 30 leading organisations.

Details of past winners can be found on our past winner page. We would encourage you to read through these to see how and why they were shining examples of best practice.





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