In conversation with…

Hello readers, welcome to another blog post in the “in conversation with” series, this time with CEO of The Shine Trust Clare Gilhooly.

After being involved with the Let Teachers Shine competition for a number of years, it was great to get the opportunity to have an in depth conversation with Clare about the process – and what she thinks it does for the Teaching profession.

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Guest Post – Let Teachers Shine 2016

Wanted: inspirational teaching ideas to help disadvantaged pupils
Grants of up to £15,000 on offer
Education charity SHINE (Support and Help in Education) is launching its annual Let Teachers SHINE competition with support from Capita SIMS. Teachers across the country are invited to submit their ideas for raising the achievement of disadvantaged children and ten grants will be awarded to help successful applicants develop their individual projects.

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Phil Neal – commitment to SIMS and its impact on how Schools manage themselves

Some readers may have noticed a tweet at the the end of last year about the Education Investor Award. On 12th November 2015, it was announced that Phil Neal, managing director of Bedfordshire-based Capita SIMS, was named winner of the Education Investor Award for outstanding contribution by an individual. The ceremony that took place at the prestigious “The Brewery” in London, also used for the Annual BETT Awards (which are coming up). This blog post features the Press Release from Catherine Lane PR, with some additional comments and observations from myself. Happy reading…

Capita SIMS have also been nominated for their SIMS Assessment product (featured a number of times here on the blog), in the ICT Tools for Teaching, Learning and Assessment category.

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Let Teachers SHINE 2015

Guest Post by the education charity Shine (Support and Help in Education)

shineLogoTeachers across England have great ideas every day to excite and engage their pupils. The Let Teachers SHINE competition, run by education charity SHINE (Support and Help in Education), gives ten teachers a chance to develop these ideas, offering grants of up to £15,000 for any successful submission aimed at raising the achievement of disadvantaged children. Sometimes a picture/video tells the story better – take a look at the following (2mins long)… http://www.shinetrust.org.uk/support-us/get-involved/shine-in-2-minutes/

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Partner Competition time…

Its that time (like there needed to be a time for a good competition!)…

One of my partners – Education PR consultancy Catherine Lane PR – is giving the best rapper at your school the chance to win a prize for their entire class.

Were you inspired by the lyrical skills of Michael Gove – after getting over the cringeworthiness!!

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