William Ellis has been highly commended in the Secondary School of the Year in the 2017 Shine a Light Awards
William Ellis has been highly commended in the Secondary School of the Year category at an awards ceremony in London for its continued commitment to developing its pupils’ communication skills. The 2017 Shine a Light Awards, run by Pearson in partnership with The Communication Trust, took place on 23rd March 2017 and were hosted by singer and theatre star Gareth Gates.
The 2017 Shine a Light Awards is a national awards scheme that celebrates innovative work and excellent practice in supporting children and young people’s communication development.
Gareth Gates, host of the 2016/17 Shine a Light Awards, said: “The dedication of William Ellis School is outstanding. Being able to communicate with confidence is often taken for granted but for many it is an everyday struggle. I have found my stutter crippling at times but I have learnt ways to manage my difficulties with the support of others.