Teachers get chance to Shine with disadvantaged kids

Teachers get chance to Shine with disadvantaged kids

Teachers across the country are being invited to submit their ideas for raising the achievement of disadvantaged children for this year’s Let Teachers SHINE competition.

Ten grants of up to £15,000 will be given to help successful applicants develop their individual projects.

Entries deemed to have the most impact on pupils will also have the opportunity to receive additional funding to roll their scheme out to other schools.

Phil Neal, director at Capita SIMS, which supports the competition, said: “The competition is testament to the power of an idea born out of the classroom to address the attainment gap. If you are a teacher that thinks you have the makings of a great project to help disadvantaged children, I urge you to enter.”

Teachers must demonstrate their idea will help disadvantaged children by raising attainment in English, maths or science.

Entries are being accepted at www.capita-sims.co.uk/campaigns/sims-and-shine until April 17.