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Do you have an excellent plan in place to support pupils with speech, language and communication needs? Have you or your organisation adopted a fresh and innovative approach to longstanding SLC/N challenges or problems? 

We are calling all schools, teams, young people and individuals who champion innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development.  If all this applies to you or you know someone who deserves the recognistion, we want to hear from you!

Application process: 

Entering the Shine a Light Awards can be submitted in one of the following two formats: 

  1. Written application of no more than 1000 words (word count may vary, please refer to word allocation for each question).
  2. Video application lasting no longer than 5 minutes, with a 200-word supporting statement.

New Award Category! 

This year's new category is; The Katie Rough Memorial Award. Held in honour of Katie Rough, who had Selective Mutism and sadly, died, at the tender aged of 7, in 2017.

 

> Read the Awards Terms and Conditions 


 

2018 Award Categories

 

Early Years Setting of the Year Award

Open to all early years settings in England for children from birth to 5 years old.

> Submit entry

> Download application form


Primary School of the Year Award

Open to all primary schools in England.

> Submit entry 

> Download application form


Secondary School/College of the Year Award

Open to all Secondary Schools, Colleges and Sixth Form Centres in England.

> Submit entry

> Download application form


SEN School/Group of the Year Award

Open to all SEN schools in England.

> Submit entry 

> Download application form


SLCN Innovation of the Year Award

Open to all organisations and individuals be they public, private or voluntary, in England.

> Submit entry

> Download application form


Communication Champion of the Year Award

Open to any outstanding individual in England who has gone above and beyond to make a difference for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

> Submit entry

> Download application form


 

Augmentative and Alternative Communication of the Year Award

Open to all settings in England who provide best practice for children and young people who use AAC.

> Submit entry

> Download application form


Youth Justice of the Year Award

All organisations and individuals involved in the Youth Justice system, be they public, private or voluntary, in England.

> Submit entry

> Download application form


Child/Young Person of the Year Award

Open to children and young people in England from birth to 25 years old with communication needs. 

> Submit entry 

> Download application form


 

NEW! The Katie Rough Memorial Award 

Open to all settings, organisations, services and individuals in England for innovative, inspirational or excellent practice when working with children or young people affected by Selective Mutism. 

Katie, who had Selective Mutism and sadly, died at the tender age of 7 in 2017. This award is offered in her memory.

> Submity entry 

> Download application form

 

> Read the Awards Terms and Conditions


If you have any queries about the application process, please email shinealight@pearsonclinical.co.uk

 

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