SHINE provides funding and support to schools and teachers to help them raise attainment for children from low income homes. We trial out new ideas to improve teaching and learning in schools and help the best ideas grow to scale.
We offer targeted funding opportunities across the North of England, specifically the North East, North West and Yorkshire and Humber regions, with the following strategic priorities:
- Ready for School: Improving the school readiness of children during the reception year, with a priority focus on language and communication skills (age 4-5)
- Bridging the Gap: supporting vulnerable children who may not meet Age Related Expectations at primary school to make better academic progress during Key Stage 3 (age 9-14)
- Flying High: supporting high attaining students to build on their achievements at primary school and stay on a high attaining trajectory during the first few years at secondary school (age 9-14).
Each year we also run a national funding competition for teachers called Let Teachers SHINE, which supports some of the brightest minds in teaching from across England.