The Shine a Light Awards is sponsored by Pearson in partnership with The Communication Trust.
The Communication Trust
The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations. Working together we support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.
Their work focuses on supporting children and young people who struggle to communicate because they have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as well as supporting all children and young people to communicate to the best of their ability.
For more information about the Trust visit The Communication Trust website >
In 2011 the Trust ran Hello (the national year of communication) in conjunction with Jean Gross, the Government's Communication Champion for Children. Hello aimed to make children's communication a priority in homes and schools across the UK.
The Shine a Light Awards were launched in 2011 as part of Hello and continue to celebrate the outstanding achievements of those who deliver innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people/s communication development
Pearson (Award sponsors)
At Pearson, we’re committed to publishing standardised assessments and interventions that meet the needs of professionals working with children and adults in health and educational settings worldwide.
We support education professionals working with students of all ages in mainstream and special education settings who may need additional learning support. Our reliable tools are used to profile students’ strengths and weaknesses, identify areas to investigate further and chart progress and development.
Working with some of the most respected names in the health and psychological fields, we provide robust and reliable assessments to help professionals assess an individual's area of need, and plan measures that can support them throughout their life.