SHINE funds and develops educational programmes to help disadvantaged children make the most of their time at school. These include specialist after school clubs, complementary classes on Saturdays and intensive literacy and numeracy support sessions.
Some projects respond to the challenge of children with special educational needs, who require specific help to bring them up to speed. Some help underachievers, where a little more attention will enable them to do much better. And others stretch gifted children who want to see just how good they can really be.
SHINE on Saturdays
One of our core programmes, SHINE on Saturdays helps underachieving children at both primary and secondary schools by injecting 20% extra tuition into every school week, accelerating and complementing their classroom learning. more >
Serious Fun on Saturdays
A lot can be achieved with a partnership approach: top independent schools open their superb facilities to enrich and expand the core curriculum for local children unlikely to receive extra educational support at home. more >
Let Teachers SHINE
A national competition - run in partnership with the TES and Bloomberg - to find some of England's most innovative teachers. more >
Other Saturday Programmes
Saturday programmes offering study support, structured learning and extra-curricular activities to students preparing for GCSEs. more >
Not every project SHINE supports operates at the weekend. We fund several programmes that combine experience, enthusiasm and imagination to offer a genuinely new approach to old problems. more >
Other projects that tackle literacy, speaking and thinking skills, or take place in the holidays or after school. All help students to improve their grades so that they can start to fulfil their potential. more >
SHINE's previous grants. more >