The 11 winners of London Teachers Innovation Fund awards, run by education charity SHINE (Support and Help in Education), have been announced. Eltham Hill School was one of the winners.
The campaign was led by our School Lead Practitioner, Rosie Osborne. Play Righters will work with a core group of 25 students, from across all year groups, to write and perform plays with the help of practitioners from the Royal Court Theatre. Rosie’s project will address the lack of women playwrights available for study in school, whilst the students produce their own plays. The entire school community will be involved in final performances of their work, and the results of Play Righters will be shared across the borough.
The competition, funded by the Mayor of London, was launched this year to offer exceptional teachers in London the chance to win £10,000 to support their educational projects. The Fund’s goal is to help teachers to create and share their innovative subject knowledge, resources, and techniques with their peers, to raise student attainment across all London schools.
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, says: “As a child I was lucky to have a great education in local state schools with teachers who inspired me. Today’s teachers are the uncelebrated champions of our communities – they don’t simply coach the Curriculum, they bring together children of all abilities and backgrounds and have a lasting impact on their lives. I look forward to seeing how the winners’ innovative projects help drive forward London’s fantastic schools and help more young Londoners reach their potential”.