At SHINE, we support the brightest minds in teaching across England to develop new ideas to improve the educational attainment of disadvantaged children in the North of England.

We do this through Let Teachers SHINE, our annual national funding competition run in partnership with Tes. We provide funding to any qualified, practising teacher in England who has a great idea to raise attainment in English, maths and science. We support them to trial their project, and if their idea has an impact on attainment, to scale the project up so that it can benefit children most in need across the North of England.

As well as funding, SHINE also offers winning teachers with free access to a broad range of development workshops and coaching opportunities – helping them to get the best out of their projects.

Take a look at some of our Let Teachers SHINE projects to find out more about the kinds of ideas that we fund, and for more information about our funding criteria, please  read our Application Guidelines  and our FAQs.

Let Teachers SHINE will be re-opening for applications in January 2019, we will be updating this page soon with further information.