The Shine a Light awards are being sponsored and run 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)
Pearson Assessment is the world's largest commercial developer and distributor of educational assessments and psychological testing materials. They provide standardised assessments and interventions for special educational needs, all specifically designed to meet the needs of SENCOs, teachers and psychologists.
Pearson Assessment has over 90 years history of commitment to researching and developing products to a reliable high standard.