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Can you nominate someone for a speech and language Shine a Light award?

The Shine a Light Award is for individuals or organisations in the UK who have an excellent plan in place to support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLC/N), or have adopted a fresh and innovative approach to longstanding SLC/N challenges or problems.

There are different awards for settings, as well as an award for children and young people themselves.

Previous winners from Hackney include:

  • Hackney's Speech and Language Therapy team who won a Highly Commended for the Team of the Year
  • Millfields has won Primary School of the Year
  • Wentworth has won Early Years setting of the year
  • Artburst won an Innovation Award
  • New Regents won SEN School of the Year

Find out more: Shine a Light Awards - Previous winners

The Shine a Light Awards 2019 catagories are: 

  • Early Years Setting of the Year Award
  • Primary School of the Year Award
  • Secondary School/College of the Year Award
  • SEN School/Group of the Year Award
  • SLCN Innovation of the Year Award
  • Communication Champion of the Year Award
  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication of the Year Award
  • Youth Justice of the Year Award
  • Child/Young Person of the Year Award
  • The Katie Rough Memorial Award
  • Outstanding Achievement of the Year Award
  • Journalist of the Year Award

Closing Date - All nominations must be received by midnight (UK time) 20th December 2018 .

Find out more: Nominate - Shine a Light Award 2019 

All nominator’s will be informed as to whether they/their nominee have been shortlisted for an award between 4th and 5th February 2019.

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