We support the brightest minds in teaching across England to develop new ideas to improve the educational attainment of some of the most vulnerable learners.

We do this through Let Teachers SHINE, our annual national funding competition for teachers run in partnership with Tes. We provide funding to any qualified, practising teacher who has a great idea to raise attainment in English, maths and science. The competition is free to enter and open to teachers working in England.

As well as funding, SHINE offers winning teachers with free access to a broad range of development workshops and coaching opportunities – helping you to get the best out of your ideas. Winners receive funding and support to pilot an idea, and follow on funding is available for ideas that have the potential to scale up in future.

For more information please read our Application Guidelines and our FAQs, and you can view some examples of funded projects here.

Let Teachers SHINE 2018 is now closed for applications. Next year’s competition will open in February 2019, keep a look out for further information!