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Shine a Light Awards in the News

This page includes a selection of links to stories from across the web on the Shine a Light Awards. Further down the page, you can browse some of the hundreds of tweets that have mentioned the Awards.

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Pre-Awards 2018 

Nominations sought for SLCN Awards (SEN Magazine)

Awards celebrate excellence in supporting children's communication (Nursery World)

Shining a light on the stars of speech, language and communication (Special Needs Jungle)


Post-Awards 2016/17 

Press Release: Gareth Gates puts children and young people's communication development in the spotlight at national awards

Press Release: Gareth Gates Unveiled as Host of Fifth Shine a Light Awards 

Francecsa Martinez Joins Fifth Shine a Light Awards Judges Panel

Press Release: Shine a Light Awards 2016/17 launch 


Pre-Awards 2016/17

Shining a Light on Outstanding Practice (Nursery World)


Post-Awards 2015

Blog post: Shining Lights

Two articles from SEN Magazine on our SAL winners - Issue 79

Youth offending service shines a light on communication (The Northern Echo)

Croydon school named best primary fo the year... but doesn't use pens on Wednesdays (Croydon Advertiser)

Shine a Light honour for school (Sussex Express)

Aerodrome Primary Awarded Primary School of the Year (The Croydon Citizen)

Milton Keynes teacher presented award by David Baddiel (OneMK)

David Baddiel presents deaf West Hampstead teen with national award (Ham&High)

Bedworth Nursery Bambini Childcare earns praise for supporting children's speech (Coventry Telegraph)

Norfolk Children's Speech and Language Team wins to national award (The Breckland View)

David Baddiel presents MK teacher with 2015 Shine a Light award Milton Keynes Citizen

School of the Year award for secondary in Cricklewood (Brent & Kilburn Times)

Hampstead School named Secondary School of the year at National Awards Ceremony (Ham&High)

Primary School of the Year awarded in Croydon (Telegraph - see point 5)

Children's Communication Charity wins award for innovation (Education for Everybody)

Congratulations to Lark Hall School (Learning Talking)

Arnold School wins award (Nottingham Local News)

Norfolk children's speech and language team wins top national award (

Jonathan shines in annual awards (Schools Week)

Awards for Best Practice in SLCN (SEN)

Shining a Light on outstanding work in Speech and Language (Special Needs Jungle) 

Shine a Light Awards Showcasing the value of communication (Able Magazine)

Winners/Highly Commended Finalists announced at Awards ceremony on September 24



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