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Shine a Light Awards 2019

Read the latest award news, stories about previous winners and highly commended finalists, as well as media coverage on Shine a Light Awards over the years. 


Post Awards 2019 


Press Release: Changing the Face of Communication for Children and Young People Across the UK (614 KB). 

Stammering has made me a better teacher by Highly Commend in the Communication Champion of the Year category, Abed Ahmed (Teach Secondary) 

Pre-Awards 2019 

Press Release: British Comedy Treasure, Sally Phillips Unveiled as 2019 Shine a Light Awards Host (584 KB).

Press Release: Lost Voice Guy, Lee Ridley, backs excellence in speech, language and communications in 7th annual Shine A Light Awards (560 KB).


Post-Awards 2018  

Winners of sixth annual Shine A Light Awards revealed (Schools Week) 

Outstanding Stoke Speaks Out initiative receives double honours at Shine a Light Awards (Stone Gazette)

Shining a light on speech, language and communication (SEN:94 Magazine)

Shine a Light Awards celebrates schools’ communication development work (QA Education)

Bromley college praised by comedian Adam Hess for ‘outstanding’ dedication to students (Bromley Borough News)

Special educational needs school in Rastrick honoured at awards (Halifax Courier) 

Nelson school 'honoured' after scooping national award (Pendle Today)

Mum-of-three battling cancer gets award for 30 years of education work in Blackburn (Lancashire Telegraph)

Awards celebrate children's speech and language (Nursery World)

Primary school in Nelson named best in country for work helping young people with speech needs (Lancashire Telegraph)

Shine a Light Awards 2018 (NASEN News)

London South East Colleges honoured for developing the communication skills of its SEND students (FE News)

Press Release: Comedian Adam Hess puts children and young people’s communication development in the spotlight at national awards


Pre-Awards 2018 

Nominations sought for SLCN Awards (SEN:92 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)

Recognising national communications champion(SEND Magazine)

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Shine a Light Awards! (SEND Magazine)


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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